AMITIAE - Monday 26 October 2015
Cassandra: Apple TV Comparatively High-priced for Thailand - Whenever it Eventually Arrives
By Graham K. Rogers
Apple TV - Image Produced with Permission of Apple
However, the Thai site explains that the pricing reflects VAT and Excise Tax, so this type of device (the previous version was also expensive in comparison) must attract higher local taxation for its class.
Where users here might benefit is with the installation of apps. While gaming is likely to be a prime area for developers, I will be interested to see image editing and productivity apps work as well. It is possible to link a keyboard to the device. While I have never been impressed with the text displays on my own TVs, this could be an area that works for some.
But perhaps not at those prices.
Graham K. Rogers teaches at the Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University in Thailand. He wrote in the Bangkok Post, Database supplement on IT subjects. For the last seven years of Database he wrote a column on Apple and Macs. He is now continuing that in the Bangkok Post supplement, Life.
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