Sources at the information technology sector in the United Arab Emirates have revealed that the domestic demand for computers of all kinds grew by 15-25 percent this year compared with last year.
In addition, representatives of computer and IT companies participating in the Dubai GITEX 2000 reported that the inauguration of the Dubai Internet City will boost the demand for computers, as a result of the increased Internet services to be made available.
According to Al-Khaleej newspaper, the director general of the Sondos Computer Company, Ahmed Mohannad, estimates at 2,500 dirhams the per unit the price of locally assembled computers, while the price per unit of imported computers is assessed at Dh 4,700.
The post-sale maintenance cost of the locally assembled computers is also much lower than that of the imported ones. — (Albawaba-MEBG)
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