MBP Ordered in UK ! Keyboard configuration problem!

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  1. lscangus macrumors 6502

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    I have ordered a new MBP in UK via the phone. But i am wonder what keyboard configuration it has? This is the detail spec

    2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    4GB 1066Mz DDR3 SDRM-2x2GB
    250GB Serial ATA @ 7200
    SuperDrive 8X DL
    No DVI Adapter
    N0 VGA Adapter
    No Modem
    Apple Remote
    No iWork Preinstalled
    No Final Cut Exp Preinstalled
    No Aperture Preinstalled
    No Logic Exp Preinstalled
    KYBD/User's Guide (Z)-LL
    Country Kit-GBR

    Please kindly help me out.
     
  2. photoGrant macrumors member

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    You have the British keyboard.
     
  3. sparkie7 macrumors 68000

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    You'll have an English keyboard. as per: "Country Kit-GBR" above
     
  4. lscangus thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So it will be british keyboard? as i want an US keyboard configuration

    Angus
     
  5. photoGrant macrumors member

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    Yes, I'll repeat it again. You will have a British keyboard.

    You will have a British keyboard.

    The keyboard upon which you will type, will be of a British layout.
     
  6. lscangus thread starter macrumors 6502

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  7. tico24 macrumors 6502

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    The US keyboard isnt even an option to buy from the UK.
     
  8. lscangus thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes it is available.

    One of the option in the keyboard and language

    Backlit Keyboard (US) & User’s Guide (English)

    Angus
     
  9. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

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    I'm not sure about that. I ordered mine in Germany but with a US keyboard and it says

    I was told that the Country kit is kind of license agreements or something.

    Tex
     
  10. lscangus thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So what does it say under the "KYBD/User's Guide" title?

    Mine is KYBD/User's Guide (Z) - LL

    I am confused~~~

    Angus
     
  11. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

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    Hmm, I'm confused to and I hope I won't get a German keyboard :eek:

    I have
     
  12. ibanana macrumors 6502

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    Not true! This simply mean your power plug will be UK standard.
    I've ordered a French keyboard and it says

    KYBD/User's Guide -F
    Country Kit-GBR
     
  13. lscangus thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thx very much for everyones help. I have just contacted apple who was dealing with my order. Saying that the (Z) -LL is in fact the US keyboard layout. Lets hope he is right :D

    Angus
     
  14. bmcgrath macrumors 65816

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    Whats the difference in US and British keyboard anyway?

    From what I can tell the return key is different and option, command keys have option and command written on them?
     
  15. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

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    check this thread.
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=562936

    I prefer US.
     
  16. bmcgrath macrumors 65816

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  17. lscangus thread starter macrumors 6502

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  18. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

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    ok great.
     
  19. macrem macrumors 65816

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    I bought my MBP in Holland. The only diff between the Dutch and Int'l EN keyboard is "num lock" on the F6 key is abbreviated in Dutch: "num vergr", but then you have "home", "page", "end", etc. in EN. I thought its odd Apple would bother to maintain a different part # just for the F6 key difference. So Dutch or Int'l EN are both fine with me. I prefer more symbols & as I do a lot of command line stuff, having the tilde next to the shift key is ideal. "`" is on the same key, which is convenient for typing in French (e.g. many à's). Voilà.
     
  20. alphaod macrumors Core

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    If someone where to order a replacement keyboard, if there weren't different P/N, the part would be draw of luck.
     
  21. macrem macrumors 65816

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    What I mean is why bother generating another P/N just for "vergr" instead of "lock". I know that any difference requires a new P/N, which = a new Assembly #, which could = a unique SKU. In theory, you could have a continental EU / Int'l EN subassembly which could be dropped into language-specific (or multi-lingual) outer boxes (used in multiple countries).
     
  22. macrem macrumors 65816

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    I ordered an MBP online with an International English keyboard. In the Order status, it indicates: "KYBD/User's Guide -ZH"

    Could anyone please confirm if "ZH" is indeed the Int'l EN keyboard?
     
  23. r88my macrumors regular

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    You could have just asked while you were ordering it over the phone... :rolleyes:
     
  24. TheHoff macrumors 6502

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    This was funny the first time you read it but it is even funnier by the end of the thread because it was completely wrong.
     

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