Overseas keyboards - available in US?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Dekimasu, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. Dekimasu macrumors regular

    Jan 17, 2008
    I live in Japan and have grown used to Japanese keyboards over the past several years. I want my next laptop to be a Mac, but I'd rather pay the US price than the Japan price. (The yen has just hit 100 to the dollar, so the Air is at a about a 500 dollar premium over here.)

    Is it possible to order a Mac computer in the US with a nonstandard keyboard? I can have it shipped to my parents there and then pick it up later. It doesn't seem to be possible in the online store, but I don't think I should need to pay 500 bucks to get a "normal" keyboard.
  2. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    Apparently not, in the US keyboard choices are US or Spanish and that's it.

    A co-worker tried to get one with a German keyboard and was told that it was not possible.

    Obviously this isn't a problem for iMacs, minis or Mac Pros, but for all the portables it can be a pain if you can't live with the US KB.


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