MAPPED: Where Do Computers Come From?
*See map below*
It's complicated. With steel from Russia and copper from Chile, glass from Korea and lithium from Zimbabwe, the lineup of your laptop's sources reads like roll-call at the UN .
The map below, created by leo on
A PC Mag article, "What's Inside Your Laptop" investigated the global origins of our PCs, reporting:
The big picture is one of a strikingly global production chain. This is the story of how quartz becomes a computer, and it's a story that--for the typical notebook computer--stretches across nearly every continent, dozens of countries, and literally hundreds of different companies.Check out the map below: