Is it any wonder there's computer piracy in Romania?

If the US and other Western countries are looking at Romania and shaking their heads while wondering why there's so much computer piracy there, perhaps this will help them get the picture. In 2008, the median monthly salary in Romania was €285, or $353, as another source quotes it. The same source says that by … Continue reading Is it any wonder there's computer piracy in Romania?

Two great bargains: HP Pavilion dv2000 and dv6000 series laptops

As detailed in my last post, I've been scouring the market looking for laptop deals, and I found two that were really good. After I compared the specs for these two laptops with similarly equipped laptops, I found them to be hundreds below comparable models, and on top of that, well-made - at least when … Continue reading Two great bargains: HP Pavilion dv2000 and dv6000 series laptops