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Q: Purchasing a laptop in Hong Kong

So I'm just curious, I've searched on Google a bit, but haven't found too much satisfactory information. Would purchasing a laptop in HK be cheaper than doing so in China? Would it come preinstalled with all the nice malware and spyware that it does in China? Does anyone have experience doing such a thing?

 

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

31 weeks 5 days ago in  Shopping - China

 
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Yes
Not necessarily, depends on where/who you buy from.
No, but it's far safer and cheaper than buying tech. on the mainland (Lenovo is more expensive than when bought anywhere abroad)

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buy a msi from jindong... the best thing is it just comes with dos installed, so not crapware on it

hk is not really cheaper

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don't like Mac ?,,, haha,,, ,,,  I bought my MacBook Air there years ago at the real Apple store in Central,,, IFC Bldg if I remember correctly.  The reasoning went something like-  buy a hi-quality product from a genuine hi-end retailer.  Seems everyone you meet on Mainland will tell u if your are going to buy anything hi-end, especially electronics, buy abroad if possible.  They kinda seem to mean HK, Seoul, Japan, Singapore, USA...

The only in theory hang-up is that one supposedly hears horror stories about how ML border officials have busted peoples balls about bringing stuff back in and hit 'em up with import duties.  Sounds more like Urban Legend to me, but who knows.

 

I wouldn't say HK is cheaper for anything.

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