Difference between UK & US Macbook pro

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

  1. H17 ESH macrumors newbie

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    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

    robbieduncan

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    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

    chriscl

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    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

    VideoFreek

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    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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