Will US Macbook work in UK?

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

  1. blueharvester macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2007
    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

    Nov 27, 2007
    Reykjavík, Iceland
    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


    Jul 24, 2002
    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


    Sep 14, 2006
    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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