Buying computer in France

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by dollystereo, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. dollystereo macrumors 6502a

    dollystereo

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2004
    Location:
    France
    #1
    I am living in france, and I need to get a good portable computer (macbook air equivalente). Any suggestions?
    I haven't been able to find a good store, that carry new haswell models.
    Any good online store? Amazon.fr kind of sux.
    (This is not a debate if I should buy the air instead, I need a PC)
     
  2. jiminfrance macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2004
    #2
    Buying in France

    Why not buy from the Apple Store? Or are you talking about a used model? What you need to consider, when buying in France, is French your first language? If it is not, then you need to specify in your requirements that you want a QWERTY keyboard, rather than a AZERTY keyboard. System can be changed to different languages once you get the computer. I live in France, but English is my first language. I generally order via the UK shop of Apple, but Apple US will probably do as well. If you phone Apple in France, you will have no problem if you ask for an English speaking assistant.
     
  3. dollystereo thread starter macrumors 6502a

    dollystereo

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2004
    Location:
    France
    #3
    I want a PC, but dont know where to buy. And dont know much about PC.
    I want a 4th gen Intel, in a good PC brand. Air equivalent.
     
  4. melchior macrumors 65816

    melchior

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2002
    #4
    English is your first language and your can't read? ;)

    The OP wants a PC, a Macbook Air equivalent.

    I'm guessing you're not in Paris, if you are just go to Rue Montgallet. There should be an equivalent in other cities.

    Chains like FNAC will likely be disappointing as you want the latest and greatest.

    Personally, if I were you I would select the haswell based laptop you want based on online reviews and then order from whoever has stock and the best price, ebay, some random shop in germany, or wherever.
     
  5. dollystereo thread starter macrumors 6502a

    dollystereo

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2004
    Location:
    France
    #5
    I think I will wait some weeks, beacause most brands haven't updated their models to Haswell. I was thinking on a Asus or Samsung serie 9.
    I was told that the best price are often found in Swiss online stores, but I dont know any =(.
     
  6. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

    velocityg4

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2004
    Location:
    Georgia
    #6
  7. drsox macrumors 65816

    drsox

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2011
    Location:
    Xhystos
    #7
    What's wrong with Amazon France ? I've bought stuff from there before but their prices aren't as good as Amazon Germany. Since you have to have an Azerty keyboard, then Swiss stores are a good bet for a Swiss French layout. Here's one, http://www.stegcomputer.ch/it/news/index.php, but it looks a bit naff to me.
     
  8. dollystereo thread starter macrumors 6502a

    dollystereo

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2004
    Location:
    France
    #8
    I dont mind the keyboard layout. In fact, Us keyboard is what I use now.
     
  9. drsox macrumors 65816

    drsox

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2011
    Location:
    Xhystos
    #9
    If you don't mind the keyboard layout, then the UK Amazon store is OK.
     
  10. gnasher729 macrumors P6

    gnasher729

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2005
    #10
    He doesn't want a PC. He wants a MacBook Air. He just doesn't want to pay for it :D
     

Share This Page