Planning on buying a Macbook Pro in Thailand, but..

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Hexero, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. Hexero macrumors regular

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    Hi! I'm planning on buying a Macbook Pro in Thailand since they are so expensive in Norway. BUT, the problem is, the keyboard keys. I don't want Thailand keys on my Macbook Pro. Is there a way that I can replace them, and buy Norwegian keys? Would like to replace the whole keyboard.

    Saving much money on this, so please help!
    Thanks in advance,
    Hexero
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    You can replace the top case, but that costs several hundred US dollars (or the foreign equivalent). In the end you don't save that much.
     
  3. Hexero thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. saunterer macrumors newbie

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    I bought a MacBook in Bangkok in 2008. The keyboard is a standard US keyboard with the addition of Thai symbols. Just saying, you won't have any problems using it like an "ordinary" keyboard.
     
  5. oldschool006 macrumors member

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    which laptop you going with, and what's it cost in Bangkok? I am headed there soon and need the 15 i7 hi res matte.
     
  6. Hexero thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm going for the i7 2.6 ghz, 7200-rpm 500GB, 15" one - I think. Its the same price as a i5 2.4 ghz, 5200-rpm 320GB, 15"; Around 15.000 NOK, which is like 2700 dollars. So I think its worth it. Sent a email to a Apple-store called "Eple huset" here in Norway asking if they could erase the keys on the MBP so I get the Norwegian keyboard layout
     
  7. pamies macrumors newbie

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    Hi Hexero,

    Did you ever find a solution to replace the keys? I'm in Bangkok now and thinking of buying the i7 MacbookPro before I fly home to Oslo next week.

    Thanks in advance.

    Peter
     
  8. xymian macrumors newbie

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    I don't know what you situation is with regards to going to Thailand, but you should know that if you buy though ANY of the online Apple stores you can customize options, and chose a US keyboard for no extra cost. (If that is OK with you.) In such a case I assume that you need a mailing address in the country at least, but maybe you have friends there?

    I live in Japan and have always bought through the Apple store online in order to get a US keyboard.

    Have you looked at the Thai Apple web page? I looked at the galleries and it seems that the keyboards look like normal US keyboards. Can anyone confirm or deny what kind of keyboards Apple does use in Thailand?
     

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