Fake Arduino sold on Thai sites

I ordered an Arduino from Arduino.in.th which stopped working very quickly the price was 600 Baht (or about US$20) which seemed like quite a bargain when I was purchasing it. I then decided to buy another Arduino from thaiduino.com for over 1,000 baht and this one seems to be genuine. I was then quite curious about what the similarities and differences are, so I decided to take some photos of the two for side by side comparison. Can you tell which one is the fake? (answer at the bottom)

 

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The boxes seem to look identical.

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From the top the two boards look identical too

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From the back it seems pretty similar too, but one of the boards has some sort of a ratings marking and the other doesn’t quite get the map of Italy right.

The answer: the board on the right is the fake one. Be very careful of buying Arduino boards at a cheap price, you might not get what you were expecting.

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