Monday 8 October 2007 8.41pm
A few things to consider:
1) UK and US keyboards
have different layouts. Hunting around for the double quote key can be a pain and the Euro symbol is missing. Assuming your new lappy comes with Vista - you will be able to change the keyboard mappings, but will have to press # to get £, etc.
2) If the lappy comes pre-loaded with Office type software, the spell checkers, thesaurus, etc. will all be American (color, tire, specialize, etc.), although you can change these.
3) The Operating System settings will all be American - e.g. the currency symbol will be $, the date will be Month/Day/Year, again you can change these settings.
4) Any pre-installed software will require you to register to receive service - if you try and register from a UK address, the warranty may not be honoured.
the list goes on
If it was my money, I would not bother - just my opinion.