macbook pro in Japan

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by acrence, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. acrence macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2015

    I'm planning on buying a MBP in Japan and had a few questions. It seems that websites such as kakaku price them ridiculously low, but these come with Japanese keyboards. I know that the apple stores in Japan let you customize your MBP to have a US/international keyboard at no extra charge but its considerably more expensive to buy it from the apple store than online. Is it possible to walk into retail stores (non-apple stores) in Japan (Tokyo or Osaka) and pick up MBPs with US keyboards? If yes, can anyone point me towards these stores? Also, has anyone used the Japanese keyboard? Is it a hindrance to someone used to the regular US keyboard or can one make do?

    Thank you very much advance!
  2. skottichan macrumors 6502a


    Oct 23, 2007
    Columbus, OH
    I have a Japanese keyboard on my iMac. They have a standard QWERTY layout on the keys, and it works as a standard QWERTY keyboard.

    From my experience, no you can't get a US keyboard in a Japanese retail shop.
  3. benguild macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2003
    yeah except there are extra function keys next to the space bar and the backslash is moved, etc.

    so it's not ideal for most people that use a USA keyboard IMO.

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