Sony Google TV Pricing LeaksBy Chris Weiss
Well, thanks to Sony Insider we finally have the long-awaited look at Google TV pricing–for the actual televisions, not just the $300 box. You’ve waited long enough; prices are $1299.99 for the 32-inch NSX-32GT1, $1499.99 for the 40-inch NSX-40GT1 and $1899.99 for the 46-inch NSX-46GT1. There will also be a 24-inch model, and while today’s leak didn’t include a price for that one, an educated guess would put it right around the $1,000 mark.
Okay, I’m not sure about you, but those numbers didn’t mean that much when I first read–not shockingly expensive, but not benevolently cheap either. When compared with other Sonies, the 32-inch Google TV is $300 more expensive than the most expensive, non-3D 32-incher now on the market. Not terrible, but kind of disappointing. With the Logitech set-top priced at $300, I would have thought purchasing Google TV integrated into a television would have been less of a premium, maybe $200. It appears not.
On the plus side, those prices aren’t too out of range. Plus, other manufacturers should be getting into the Google TV racket soon. [via Sony Insider]