An analyst at Piper Jaffray by the name of Gene Munster recently released the results of a small survey of consumers who don’t own a tablet computer.
The consumers were shown both the iPad 3G ($639) and the Samsung Galaxy Tab ($599) and asked which they preferred. iPad and what they thought a reasonable price for each would be.
In terms of preferences, the iPad won 85% to 15% for the Galaxy Tab. Munster reports that his sample group thought the iPad was worth about $417, which is $212 (34%) less than its suggested retail price. The Galaxy Tab, by comparison, was worth about $283, or $316 (53%) below its retail price.