Electronic Deals

So now is the time of the year when the university relaunches itself as the best and cheapest shopping mall (!). They have already sold IBM and Lenovo laptops for a few weeks, now they are selling a wider selection of electronics. It can get really, damn cheap, if you excuse my french, and as a gadgeteer as myself it’s hard to keep my hands away from all those cheap gadgets… To give you a feeling of the general prices, check these out (if you find cheaper prices where you live, you can only live in mainland China 😉 ). Remember, Google tells us that 1 Euro = 9.8849483 Hong Kong dollars, or 1 Hong Kong dollar = 0.944389441 Swedish kronor.

  • A 2GB Kingston Compact Flash card for 405 HKD, and 4GB for 760 HKD
  • A 1GB Kingston SD Card for 170 HKD and a 2GB for 305
  • A 1GB USB Drive for 170 HKD and a 2GB for 300 HKD
  • SimCity 4 Deluxe, Battlefield 2 or Norton Antivirus for 240 HKD
  • A Windows Mobile 5 Gigabyte G-smart smartphone, with WiFi, for 2880 HKD
  • A 6 megapixel, anti-shake Samsung Digimax I6, that is also a video/mp3-player, and that can record DivX, is 1732 HKD, including 512 MB SD Card
  • Portable pocket hard drives (2.5″) from LaCie, 100 GB for 950 HKD
  • Bigger, portable hard drives, LaCie: 500GB for 1790 HKD, 300GB for 1100 HKD, 250GB for 880 HKD or 160GB for 750 HKD.
  • Logitech DiNovo Cordless Desktop for 598 HKD!
  • Samsung Notebooks, from 5000 to 11000 HKD
  • (And while I’m at it, I can buy the best equipped MacBook Pro 17″ for around 15 000 HKD. Check your price at home 😉 )

I would buy all of that, and more, if it wasn’t for my legendary amount of self-control :) . If you badly, badly need any of these devices, I can of course arrange something, but note that my luggage capabilites on my homeward journey are very limited, I might have to pay extra for overweight and charge you appropriately for any expenses. In any case, what of above do I really have to buy?

1 thought on “Electronic Deals”

  1. The Samsung cam is really good bargain!

    HKU is offering Dell’s XPS M1210 for $7575 and also have Mac Book discount.

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