In pictures: Inside a Japanese PC shop

Nov 2, 2012
  The first thing you notice is the stock presentation. You walk into an average PC store in Australia and, depending on size, you either get a mass of product jamming every shelf, or you get huge open spaces with almost no product in it at all. If you’re lucky, you get a few display cases with a few motherboards or other expensive items in there. 

This is clearly not the case here. Like most places in Japan, computer shops pride themselves on their space-efficient and beautiful stock presentation. Note the rows of perfectly stacked and laid-out motherboards.  
 
The first thing you notice is the stock presentation. You walk into an average PC store in Australia and, depending on size, you either get a mass of product jamming every shelf, or you get huge open spaces with almost no product in it at all. If you’re lucky, you get a few display cases with a few motherboards or other expensive items in there. This is clearly not the case here. Like most places in Japan, computer shops pride themselves on their space-efficient and beautiful stock presentation. Note the rows of perfectly stacked and laid-out motherboards.
Image 2 of 19
 
 
 

Latest Photo Galleries

Deals done: 10 top acquisitions of 2014
Dec 22, 2014
Who bought who, and for how much?
10 coolest open source apps of 2014
Dec 19, 2014
Who doesn't love free stuff?
10 coolest servers of 2014
Dec 18, 2014
Who says hardware doesn't count anymore?
CES 2015: what to expect at CES in January
Dec 18, 2014
What to expect at the biggest technology trade show of the year.
10 coolest notebooks of 2014
Dec 18, 2014
Who says the PC market is boring? Check out these beauties.

Latest News

Xerox to sell IT outsourcing business for US$1.05 billion
Dec 22, 2014
Atos to take control of operation that has staff in 45 countries.
10 things we learned this week
Dec 19, 2014
Seasons greetings and "Yo Gabba Gabba!" from CRN.
Sony caves to hackers, Washington's options limited
Dec 19, 2014
Release of "The Interview" cancelled, amid backlash.
Oracle revenue rises on strong growth in cloud
Dec 19, 2014
Software giant's cloud services sales rise 45 percent.
Microsoft partner Ensyst acquired by Optus
Dec 19, 2014
Australian partner of the year joins Optus Business.