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buying a laptop in the US

By marcevans4287
Aug 13, 2003
  1. hi,
    I live in the Uk and I am thinking of buying a Laptop computer in the USA while I am out there this october.

    I am a bit of a novice regarding things like this, I would really appreciate some help on this subject!!

    e.g, Compatiblity issues and problems, different things compared to UK laptops, such as power??

    Many Thanks
    Marc
     
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    You would get a US-keyboard (no £-sign).
    You need to make sure that you get a universal AC-adapter/
    charger for 110V-240V.
    Make sure they supply warranty and spares locally in the UK.
    You would need US/UK powerplug and telephone adapters.
    Other than that, there should not be any more issues.

    Prices in the US are not that far off from UK prices anymore and
    what you buy over the counter in the US is not very sophisticated.
    My advice: buy a DELL or SONY or TOSHIBA locally in the UK.
    (you could buy cheaper accessories and software in the US).

    My 2 cents worth.
     
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