USA Mini in UK

JWalker1995

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Mar 5, 2011
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Am going on holiday to America this Summer and as mini works out as £380 I really don't know how I can refuse :p Especially as it's comes with lion.
Onto the real question, how easy/hard is it to make it work in the UK and what would I have to do to make it work?

Thanks
 

JWalker1995

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Mar 5, 2011
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Where do I get the new cord from your all talking about and what does it look like
 

Tombs

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Feb 28, 2010
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Sutton, Surrey England
Out there myself in 2 weeks time and will be doing the same thing, bought an iPod and iPhone from the states and have had no problems with either power or warranty when back in the good 'ole" UofK
 

japtor

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Jun 29, 2010
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Where do I get the new cord from your all talking about and what does it look like
I think it's a standard two prong power cord these days. If you look at the connector on the back picture here you might know what type of cord I'm talking about. Should only be a few bucks/quid/pounds/whatever, you might even have one laying around your house.
 

Mr.C

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This is assuming the built in PSU is multi voltage. It may not be. If it's not you will also need a transformer which would neither make it practical nor worth it. If the PSU was external it would be a non issue as you could just replace it with a UK PSU. I would suggest making sure it's multi voltage before buying it over there. Also unlike the laptops, iPads and iPods the warranty may not be worldwide. Another thing you have to make sure of.
 

Mr.C

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According to Apple it is:

http://www.apple.com/macmini/specs.html

Line voltage: 100-240V AC
Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz, single phase
Ahh !!! OK I didn't know that. In which case it must be just like the PS3 which has an internal PSU which is multi voltage. My PS3 is American but it runs just fine directly off the mains power here in the UK. If the warranty is worldwide then it's a no brainer.

In which case if I was going to the US this year I would also be tempted to pick one up. That's one thing that's annoying about UK prices is the big difference with the US. I know sales tax is included here in the form of VAT and in the US it's added on but even then they work out cheaper over there.
 

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