Corsair has officially stepped in Nepal with its huge range of products. They are an American company that specializes in computer hardware. The entrance of Corsair adds new options for computer and desktop enthusiasts. Pine Overseas Pvt. Ltd. is the official distributor for Nepal. They are also the distributor of Samsung Monitors. Now, Corsair steps in Nepal with its popular products in such as Spec series casing, Vengeance RAM modules, SSD, fans, and power supplies.
They are very popular all around the globe and their stepping in the Himalayan country means a lot for the PC building community. Corsair India is looking after the Nepali market just like many other companies. Now we will get genuine and original products. It is good to have products officially because imported and grey-market products don’t have long term support and warranty. The company announced its start with a launch event in Kathmandu.
The company usually specializes in desktop components such as coolers, RAM, SSD, casing, power supply, mouse, keyboards, headsets, fans, etc. They also have AIO computers like Corsair One. Currently, the company is going is to see the market and sell products fit for here. The PC market is small in Nepal compared to other countries. Only a few people use desktops these days. Most desktops are used in offices, educational institutes, gamers, and special professionals. Most people like using laptops and phones only these days.
Corsair and their Products in Nepal
The company is surely going to focus on desktop cabinets, storage, memory modules, fan, RGB keyboards, and power supply. We had a talk with the company’s representative Rushabh Shah and executive director of Pine Overseas, Prashant Dugar to get an idea about their plan for Nepal. Corsair is going to launch its very popular Carbide Spec series cabinets. This includes the oldest and classic Spec 01 and new ones like Spec Omega. We also use Carbide Spec 01 and like it for its price and design. One thing they made clear was that we can’t expect a price like India because of taxes, margin, and demand.
Most of their gaming style desktop cases have side windows with tempered glass or acrylic. There are good provisions for cable routing and ventilation as well. Spec Omega is one of our favorite budget cases. The company also has RGB fans and AIO coolers in the market. Corsair has low noise fans, PWM, RGB, and even magnetic levitation fans. According to the company, Nepal may not get all products that come to India and other international markets. However, in the future, we may also see country-specific and special products if the market favors.
More importantly, the Nepali market needs a good power supply. Therefore Corsair is going to push a good number of power supplies such as CX, TX, and VS series. There are modular, semi-modular high products available as well. The company is going to sell high quality and high-efficiency PSU such as 80+ Bronze rated and even 80+ Gold rated models. The options should be fruitful for the market very much.
Pricing and Availability
As told earlier, there will be differences in products available in Nepal and products available in the international market. Pine Overseas is looking after all the Corsair products. The products should be easily available in the main computer market places such as New Road, Putalisadak, Pokhara, and other places in Nepal. However, for the pricing, they are trying best to sell in near to Indian price. But, they will be a bit higher in comparison. This is due to market size, margin sales volume, and tax.
In the future, the company will expand the number of available products. This all depends on the reaction of the desktop and PC market. The desktop market has seen a dip in recent years globally due to the increasing use of laptop, smartphones, and tablets. This dip is mainly due to less use of desktop in homes.
However, the demand and use in offices, schools, institutions, and professional work are the same. We do have to admit that people are upgrading less these days because we are not seeing a substantial jump in power like it used to be in earlier years. The development in processor and graphics card technology single-handedly decides the trend of PC upgrade so that is very important.