Possible to order MBP w. scandinavian keyboard in the US?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Sace, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. Sace macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2008

    My sister and her husband is going to the US for the next 2 years.

    She wants a new computer when they get there (computers are at least 25% cheaper in the US than in Denmark).

    But we use special nordic characters like æ ø and å - and these are only present on nordic MBP models.

    Is it possible to order a different keyboard layout if you go to an apple store?
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
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    I don't know if it is possible to to order an MBP with a Danish printed keyboard layout, but you can change the keyboard layout via System Preferences to Danish. Or use the Option/Alt key to use ø, œ, æ or å.
  3. 0007776 Suspended


    Jul 11, 2006
    I don't know if you can, I know you can't from the online store, you're best bet would be trying to call Apple and order over the phone, they might be able to do it then.
  4. Sace thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2008
    Thanks for the quick response.

    I forgot to mention - The main concern getting the US layout is the different placing of the keys. The danish keyboard looks like this:

    A lot of the often used keys (return ex) has a different size/place on the keyboard - and that's quite annoying when typing danish :)
  5. dusk007 macrumors 68040


    Dec 5, 2009
    Afaik it doesn't work. The problem is all the keyboards they ship in US (US standard, french, spanish) are all with the flat and not the L shaped Enter key. They are missing a key. All I wanted was a UK keyboard to get all the keys and I didn't even care what the letters on them say but they didn't help me. In the end I bought it at home and figured out with the much higher student discount I actually didn't pay all that much more. Find some student to buy it for you. Every student can buy one item discounted a year.

    The guys in Apple stores aren't equally competent thus you might get lucky and they can make it happen. I doubt it though. The only thing you can illegally save is some of the VAT if you smuggle it back to Denmark.

    It all looks like a Ripoff but to be honest everything is more expensive in most European countries it is not only Apple stuff. But don't get any Apple care in Europe that works everywhere and can be bought on-line.
  6. Sace thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2008
    The computer is not for me - it's for my sister. It's not her intention "smuggeling" the computer back to Denmark. It's going to be used in the US for the next 2 years.

    But that's a shame if she can't order it. Then a T410s would be a better choice, as you can just swap keyboards on those.

    About the price - Yes, mostly everything is more expensive here. I'm a student myself, but a base model MBP 13" is stil 1600$ :(
  7. rjt1000 macrumors newbie

    May 4, 2009
    As far as I can find, the Danish keyboard would only be sold in Denmark.

    It is also very difficult to replace the keyboard on the Unibody MBP. Once you remove the upper case, you still have to remove the keyboard from it which is also difficult.

    If the purchase price is much cheaper in the US, I would buy a standard US MBP and choose the Danish keyboard localization.

    Or she can take along a wireless keyboard from Denmark with the Danish layout. Would likely still be cheaper overall.

    Held og lykke :)
  8. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    Changing the keyboard would mean changing the entire unibody, because the holes for the keys would be different.

    If the key layout is the same, then it would only be a matter of changing the keycaps. Good luck finding those.

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