Difference between UK & US Macbook pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by H17 ESH, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. H17 ESH macrumors newbie

    Aug 9, 2008
    Hi there,

    Ive just bought a MacBook Pro 17" 2.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo/2GB/250.

    It turns out it is from the US. I dfidnt know this as it was advertised as UK. Im thinking whether to gicve it back.

    Can some one tell me the exact differences pleas? I know that the keyboard is slightly different, is it just the "£" sign thats not on there? The plug is also different, as it has an adapter.

    Ther product is still under warranty as I have asked apple about it.

    Are there any issues I might face later? software/hardware?

    Any advice would be much appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    The only differences are the keyboard and the "prongs" section of the power adaptor: there are no software differences between the US and UK version or other hardware differences.
  3. chriscl macrumors 6502


    Jan 4, 2008
    Stuttgart, Germany
    Yep, the only differences are that the UK keyboard has a £ sign (instead of the #) and the adapter on the end of the UK power supply has a three-pin UK plug.

    Other than that, and some minor in-box paperwork, they are the same machine, operating system and all.
  4. VideoFreek macrumors 6502


    May 12, 2007
    Here is a good overview of various keyboard layouts, on which you can see the difference between US and UK layouts. If you are a touch typist, you might find the differences annoying, particularly with respect to the size and shape of the enter/return key.

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