4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 26, 2013 11:32 AM by pennbank
Mbull90 Level 1 Level 1

Please do not just simply say it is cheaper in the US. I am perfectly aware. I am just talking about compatability with software/DVD's/keyboard etc.


MacBook Pro
Reply by mende1 on Mar 26, 2013 9:08 AM Helpful

Welcome to the Apple Support Communities

 

You should get the MacBook in the UK because of the warranty (you may have problems if you want to purchase AppleCare, and in order to repair the Mac) and the power adapter (you will get a UK power adapter, so you won't have to buy another one when you arrive to the UK)

All replies

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.desktops
    Desktops

    Welcome to the Apple Support Communities

     

    You should get the MacBook in the UK because of the warranty (you may have problems if you want to purchase AppleCare, and in order to repair the Mac) and the power adapter (you will get a UK power adapter, so you won't have to buy another one when you arrive to the UK)

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10

    Note that by the time you pay US sales taxes along with UK VAT and import duties, either or both of which you will probably have to pay when you bring the Mac into the UK, it may not be cheaper in the US, or at least not much cheaper. So I agree with Mende; best to buy the Mac in the UK.

     

    Regards.

  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 9 Level 9

    The power adapter body should be universal (no transformer required for 110 or 220 Volts).

     

    The AC power cord will be the most popular local one in the country where you buy. Buy in US and carry to UK will require either a bulky adapter or a new local AC power cord.

     

    The keyboard characters can be re-assigned easily (e.g., so that Shift-3 generates Pounds Sterling symbol). Only the marking on them will be slightly different.

  • pennbank Level 4 Level 4

    You could purchase the machine in the USA,Paying their taxes   Move to the UK, then purchase apple care for it before the 1yr warrenty expires.

    although not in apples t& c Apple care is usually world wide. Why not pop into an Apple store and verify with them.