6000Rand would convert to about $820.
For an accurate converter see www.xe.com/ucc
Brandon the archaeologist
So a South African co-worker showed me an example of why Ubuntu came to be. Many South Africans also hate Microsoft but another alternative - The Macintosh - is ridiculously expensive there.
He showed me that a base model MacBook ($1100 US) would really be about 8000 Rand. But on the website, it sells for closer to 11,300. So even though price/performance for Macs in the US has come inline with PCs, it is still almost double the cost for a South African to buy a Mac than an equivalent PC.
A similar PC laptop still costs about 6000 Rand, which is crazy expensive relative to their cost of living but at least it's a little within reach.
Is it like this in all countries who have a lower currency relative to the U.S. dollar?
One begins to see why the $100 laptop project would be a welcome thing worldwide if it were able to get off the ground.