There was a time, however brief, when it was believed, and hoped, that tablets would get cheaper, as in sold for less than $400-500. Google's Nexus 10 tablet, made by Samsung, shows that those hopes have been dashed completely.
Device manufacturers would have probably made at least a token effort to market less expensive devices if Microsoft and its partners hadn't chosen to sell their Windows 8/RT slates for $600 or more.
As it is, the 32 GB Nexus 10 bears a tag of $499 / 499 Euro on the Google Play store.
At least it definitely has advantages over the competition: a display of 2560 x 1600 pixels (the current iPad has 2048 by 1536 pixels, most others don't even have 1920 x 1080) and the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system (many are still stuck on Android 4.0 and 4.1).
Those interested will have to make a quick search on Google Play and make an order, assuming the device is available in their area.
32 GB Nexus 10 Tablet Selling Through Google Play Now
The tablet looks very cheap next to Windows 8 devices
... so hot right now