Apparently the new HP/Palm TouchPad is already being marked down by over $100 less than weeks after it's launch. Now it's less than $400. Add the anemic sales of the vast majority of tablets. At what price point will consumers start buying other tablets strictly on value? Right now, it's estimated that the tablet manufacturing costs range from $300-350 per device (screen, memory, etc). So $400 has got to be a razor thin margin for HP to be selling their tablet when you factor in labor plus advertising costs. I know technology prices always go down in prices and maybe next year it may cost cost less than $250 to make a device. But apparently there are very few buyers out there for these discounted iPad competitors.