Buying a used US laptop in Europe

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ramarama, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. ramarama macrumors newbie

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    Specs:

    - 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (the newer one I guess)
    - 2GB (2x 1GB) 667MHz DDR-2
    - 15.4" LED, glossy (resolution 1440x900)
    - NVidia 8600M GT 256MB
    - 200GB 5400RPM SATA
    - SuperDrive

    The price is 1400 €, which is 400 € less than what a similar Pro would cost new here. The seller bought in May, so there's 9 months of warranty left.

    My problem is, it was originally bought in the states and I live in Finland. Can I use an european charger for it, or does it only work on american chargers with an adapter? Does applecare work internationally with no problems? Are there any other issues I should know about?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. logana macrumors 65816

    logana

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    Location:
    Scotland
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    All you need is a EU plug to replace the US plug (or an adaptor)- the charger will work fine on 110-240V, 50-60Hz. AppleCare is international on laptops and portables - so no problems there.

    Price is high - nearer €1000-1200 I would have thought since the machine was bought in the States for far less than the cost in Europe and it will have a US keyboard too....
     

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