11" Air in Germany

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Throw Out, May 28, 2012.

  1. Throw Out macrumors regular

    May 12, 2012
    Hello All,

    Firstly I would like to apologize if I'am posting in the wrong section.

    Anyways, I'm currently living in Germany and planning on buying my first apple product.

    I will purchase a 11" Macbook Air at MediaMarkt.

    But the problem is that the Keyboard will be in German? As well as Lion?
    The keyboard isn't such a big deal because I can change the configurations correct? But what about the OS? Is changing the OS language to English possible?

    As I said before this will be my first apple product, I have very few experience with the OS.

    I should buy the laptop tomorrow, latest Friday.

    Thanks everyone,
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    You can select the language when you start the machine for the first time.
  3. Throw Out thread starter macrumors regular

    May 12, 2012
    Great, exactly what I wanted to hear.

    As of the Keyboard it is configurable correct?

  4. shinobi-81 macrumors 6502

    Apr 11, 2012
    You can change the keyboard configuration to basically any language you want.
  5. Shadow2k macrumors member

    Apr 10, 2009
    Just keep in mind that the German keyboard layout has more differences than just being qwertz instead of qwerty. Most of the special characters are also on different keys.
  6. theSeb macrumors 604


    Aug 10, 2010
    Poole, England
    Yep, whilst you can change the layout in the software, the physical keys will still have the German layout, so it may be confusing, unless you can type touch. I would check out the Apple website in Germany. You should be able to order one with a US or UK layout.

    On the UK Apple store website I can choose from UK, German, French or US physical keyboards.
  7. medi.freak macrumors regular

    May 26, 2011
    You can just buy on the Apple.de website. There you can select between

    keyboard English international


    keyboard US

    you can google what the difference is between these.

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