UK/US Differences

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Barney63, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. Barney63 macrumors 6502a

    Barney63

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    What are the differences between the UK and US rMBPs. Is it just the keyboard and charger?
    Could a UK resident buy one from the US online site and have it shipped to the UK?

    Barney
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Charger and keyboard are the only differences.
    But also know, that you have to pay import taxes for that endeavour.
     
  3. ElectronGuru macrumors 65816

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    And part of the price difference is less warranty. Assuming youre willing to visit the US for repairs.
     
  4. MarvinHC macrumors 6502a

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    Isn't Apple's warranty global and 1 year everywhere?
     
  5. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Be very careful doing this, UK vs US spec MBPs have widely differing sense of humour, irony recognition and levels of stiff upper lip.

    Jus sayin....:eek: :)
     
  6. MarvinHC macrumors 6502a

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    :d :d :d :d
     
  7. Barney63 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Aren't the US ones super sized too lol

    Barney
     
  8. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

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    All Laptop Chargers have been universal for many years now including Apple. The only difference in the charger is which adapter plug you slide on the charger. You will find the charger label says 100-240 volts.
     
  9. simsaladimbamba

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    Yeah, I meant the plugs.
     
  10. ElectronGuru, Feb 8, 2014
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    ElectronGuru macrumors 65816

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    Places like the UK and Australia have two-year minimum by law. Apple would like to offer one year and still still try to explain the virtues of AppleCare. But it doesn't reduce the ability of consumers with no supplementary coverage from walking in at month 23 and get free repairs.

    http://www.apple.com/uk/legal/statutory-warranty/

    It's natural for those in these areas to look at US prices and feel envious. But moving here to get them would mean giving up a lot. The hope of most requests is to have it both ways, EU benefits at a US price.
     
  11. MarvinHC macrumors 6502a

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    That is a common misunderstanding. Yes there is a 2 years mandatory warranty in the EU but it is not as good as it sounds. Within the first 6 months this warranty is good as it forces the seller to proof that the product was not faulty when it was sold. However after 6 months this turns around, to the consumer has to find proof that the product was already faulty at sale in order to get his warranty rights. And that is very tricky to say the least.

    Here is a short summary:
    http://www.theguardian.com/money/2011/feb/05/how-long-electrical-goods-guaranteed

    And here is the full text of law for those interested....
    http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CELEX:31999L0044:en:HTML
     

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