US ordered MacBook Pro for use in UK?

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  1. InfoTime macrumors 6502

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    I've been tasked with ordering and setting up a MacBook Pro for a user in the UK. I'm in the US.

    Is there any difference between MacBook Pros ordered from apple.com and apple.co.uk? From what I can tell the power requirements seem to be OK. I might be wrong. My guess is that I'd need a UK plug adapter. Ideally we'd like to have a "native" UK power supply if such a thing exists.

    Thoughts?
     
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  3. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

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    The US keyboard is far superior (bigger return/enter and shift keys). I hate the tiny enter button on my UK MBP. As for power adapter, you just need to buy a UK-type head. Simply slide off the US 2-prong adapter and put in the UK thing and it'll work.
     
  4. InfoTime thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. unitethenations macrumors member

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    They'll show the same image, but when you order from the uk the default is a uk keyboard (pound sign not $, etc.).
     
  6. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

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    It's FALSE advertising on the UK website.
     
  7. InfoTime thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for that pic FuzzMonkey.

    Here's my comparison:

    Only physical difference is the backslash / Enter keys. On the UK keyboard the backslash key is moved down and the Enter key is made taller rather than wide.

    The tilde key (before the one) has a +/- and a symbol I don't recognize. The 2 has the @ sign and an additional Euro (?) symbol. The 3 has the British pound symbol instead of the US pound symbol #.

    the only other difference I can see is that symbols instead of words are used for things like Shift, Enter, Tab, etc.

    Does that about cover it?
     
  8. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

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    Nope. The shift keys are different. They are wider on the U.S. layout. I'd go for a US layout over a UK one anytime given the opportunity.
     
  9. InfoTime thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just the left shift key is different, then right? It has the tilde next to it which makes it shorter.
     
  10. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah. Go for the U.S. version! :)
     

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