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Saturday, August 20, 2005

The tax of being in a developing country...

OK, I've always heard that most of the technology-related stuff, like computer hardware, sold for developing countries such as Egypt are of less quality levels than those sold in the EU and the US. However, I never thought the gap between the two would be so wide! Today, while surfing the Web, I reached a site dedicated to selling computer-related equipment and software (http://www.newegg.com). It is like an online computer mall. Looking at some of the hardware components listed in the site, I really wanted to break down and cry. Man, the components we find in our market (which, sadly, are almost all "Made in China") and the hardware that we use are like toys compared to them. Too depressed to continue, see for yourselves.

Western Digital Dual-option Combo WDXUB1600BBNN 160GB
7200 RPM 2MB Cache USB 2.0 External Hard Drive

ASPIRE X-CRUISE -BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower
Computer Case Fan Speed Indicator

intel BOXD915GAVL Socket T (LGA 775) Intel 915G ATX Intel Motherboard
TR2TT TR2 M1 80mm Ball Multi-Color LED Light Cooling Fan/Heatsink
ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard
ASPIRE X-CRUISE -BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
ASPIRE ATX-AS520W SILVER ATX 520W Power Supply 103-132VAC or
206-264VAC RMS switch selectable CB IEC 950/ TUV EN 60950/ UL 1950/ CSA 950

GIGABYTE GA-7VT600P-RZ Socket A (Socket 462) VIA KT600 ATX AMD Motherboard

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