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?