Like with other products, Koreans usually buy laptops with Korean brands. The most popular local brands for electronic products in Korea are Samsung and LG. Some also buy laptops and desktops with internationally recognised brands, such as Dell, HP, Sony, Philips and Apple. Varying brands are in demand for tourists who buy electronic products when visiting Korea.
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Korea's Yongsan Electronics Market in the country's capital, Seoul, is a popular destination for both locals and tourists buying electronic products, including laptops, desktop computers, mobile phones and other gadgets. This electronics market has direct access to the Seoul subway station. The entire market has a collection of 20 buildings. Most shops organise their products per floor: one floor for mobile phones, another floor for computers, another floor for other gadgets and electronic devices.
Korea uses 220 volts in 60 Hz. Limited places with 110 volts are available. Electronic products typically have autovolt functionalities or 220/110 switches. Buying electronic products in Korea generally requires adaptors when used abroad, due to the plug difference from one country to another.
The warranty period of a purchased laptop in Korea depends on the store or the manufacturer. For foreigners, it is best to purchase products with international warranties. For laptops without service shops in a foreign country, the warranty may not be of any use unless the product is shipped to Korea or any other country providing such service.
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