The North Korean Tablet Computer Samjiyon: Hardware, Software and Resources

In: 38 North, 10/2013, U.S.-Korea Institute at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, pp. 1-16

16 Pages Posted: 7 Dec 2016

Date Written: October 2013

Abstract

A few months ago the ever-growing community of those interested in the DPRK learned that there is now something like a local version of the iPad—the Samjiyon tablet computer (p’anhyŏng k’omp’yut’ŏ samjiyŏn). After having had a chance to test it briefly during a visit in May 2013, I could not resist buying a Samjiyon in a shop in Pyongyang in September 2013. It cost me 180 Euros. After a few days of intensive use I can say that this is one of the few cases in my career as a consumer when I got more for my money than I had expected.

Keywords: North Korea, Tablet Computer,

Suggested Citation

Frank, Ruediger, The North Korean Tablet Computer Samjiyon: Hardware, Software and Resources (October 2013). In: 38 North, 10/2013, U.S.-Korea Institute at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, pp. 1-16, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2881287

Ruediger Frank (Contact Author)

University of Vienna ( email )

Spitalgasse 2, 2.3
Vienna, Vienna 1090
Austria

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