Will US Macbook work in UK?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by blueharvester, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. blueharvester macrumors regular

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    If I were to get a friend, who is travelling to the US soon, to get a Macbook for me, would it work in the UK i.e. do I just need an adapter?

    Also if something were to go wrong with Macbook would I be able to get support from Apple UK?
     
  2. TraustiB macrumors member

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    The MacBook will work in the UK yes. You'll just need the adapter for the charger, should be available at any local apple store.

    I believe there is a 1 year international Apple store warranty on products. Although I could be wrong?
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Your MacBook will have a US keyboard instead of a UK one: this is not a huge issue.

    All you need is a UK figure-8 cable to get the power adaptor working. You can get one from somewhere like Maplin for around £3. You may well have a spare one at home anyway.

    Apple warranties on portables are world-wide, desktops in the country of purchase only.
     
  4. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    Bare in mind you will likely need to pay state sales tax which you may not be able to claim back and you will be liable for 17.5% VAT when returning.
     

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