International Macbook

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ddk121, Jul 3, 2006.

  1. ddk121 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Hey!
    I am going to the states in a couple of weeks, and I am looking to buy a macbook there. Will the macbook work over here in the UK? Also what will be different?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    You will need either an official Apple UK plug or a figure of 8 cable to convert the power supply.

    Other than that you'll have a US keyboard (the location of some symbols is differant and iric it does not have a £ on it).
     
  3. riel505 macrumors member

    riel505

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    ei good thing i saw this... i'm in dubai, uae, using an ibook. but my friend who'll be in the US within the month is getting the macbook for me. is there anything that i need that's not included in the box? like a power adpator or something?
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    The power adaptor supplied is universal so it should work anywhere in the world (in terms of voltage and AC frequency) you just need to convert the plug. You can either buy a worldwide set of plugs from Apple or use a standard figure of 8 cable as I said above.

    Other than that more RAM might be a good idea and maybe a nice case to carry it in?
     
  5. riel505 macrumors member

    riel505

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    cool thanks! hehe, i already have a nice case that i'm using with my ibook, and i just bought a lowepro backpack bag last nigth - to house my cameras and laptop in one. :D
     
  6. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    Check the dimensions. The MacBook is not quite the same size an an iBook...
     

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