Mba 11" usa -> uk

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by vodouman, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. vodouman macrumors regular

    Mar 30, 2008
    So I'm having a family member bring over a MacBook Air for me to the UK.

    Question is;

    Can I use the charger in the box if I simply fit a UK plug on the interchangeable bit.
  2. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
  3. DisplacedMic macrumors 65816

    May 1, 2009
    yup - as long as you swap out the freedom-adapter for your nannystate plug you should be all set...

    /i kid
    //but seriously, 120 is the voltage of freedom:p
  4. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    This comment gave me a hearty giggle. Well played, Sir.
  5. philipkroberts macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2013
    We enjoy the 3 pins, Earthing cables are great, I mean I wonder how many stupid Americans mow over there lawnmower, oh wait they don't they have sit on lawnmowers :p
  6. knuro macrumors newbie

    Sep 9, 2009
    Some of those stupid Americans actually mow over <their> lawnmower... . (Perhaps you should have spent more time in school? Just a suggestion!)
  7. AXs macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2009
    I see things are escalating into US VS UK rather quickly.

    For that, all I have to say is... We're ALL stupid (otherwise we would build our own laptops and solder our own chips).

    We're just good at using what other smart people build :p (Joe Rogan)
  8. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    How on earth do you mow over a lawnmower anyway? :confused:

    But yeah, it should work without any issues. Plus you'll get the benefit of a real keyboard layout ;)
  9. mortenandersen, Aug 7, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2013

    mortenandersen macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2011
    I also prefer the US keyboard layout

    Nermal wrote:

    "Plus you'll get the benefit of a real keyboard layout."

    As a writer, I completely agree with you.

    Thankfully, at least in Norway, we have the option of getting the US keyboard layout when ordering from the Apple web store.

    There are really substantial reasons to prefer the US layout to the European one: 1) The US layout has a decent left shift key (that occupies two key places horizontally, which makes it very easy to hit. 2) The Enter key is also a long horizontal one, and not a slim "up-sided and mirrored" L (which occupies two rows in the height) at the right outskirts of the keyboard.

    BTW: Both keyboard layouts have a great, long, good right shift key, which also is located properly.
  10. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    After writing that post, I unexpectedly had to use a machine today with a US keyboard but with the OS set to a UK keymap (don't ask why!). That was fun when I tried to type # and got £, tried to type " and got @, and eventually found # on the backslash key.

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