> The high price of X1000 was without development costs, just part prices > and production costs?
That's what Trevor said years ago, yes.
>>> In business you calculate the price by making a sum of costs, adding profit and then >>> dividing it with calculated sales
>> Usually, you can't calculate sales numbers beforehand, just estimate them.
> based on a estimate you calculate how many devices you must sell that > your costs are covered.
Either you estimate the sales numbers in order to calculate the minimum sales price from the total costs, or you estimate the "optimal" sales price in order to calculate the minimum sales number from the total costs. Trying to do both at the same time would mean solving an underconstrained equation :-)
> there was something like £1699 on one of a-eons sheets I think
Yes, see comment #98. This is incl. OS4 and 20% VAT.
> Tabor is nothing more than embedded hardware
While the SoC is aimed at the embedded market by its manufacturer, the Tabor board clearly targets the desktop market judging by its features (RAM slot, SATA/USB/GbE, PCIe, audio, HDMI).
> running a obscure OS
I heard Linux runs fine on it :-)
> I think one of the leading AmigaOS devs mentioned that work on Tabor > will not start before X5000 is completed