Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: US laptop in UK

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Bathgate
    Posts
    275
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    9 times in 9 posts
    • grizzla's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P6T - Deluxe
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 920
      • Memory:
      • 6x2GB G.Skill PC3-12800
      • Storage:
      • 2 x 1TB Samsung Spinpoint + 250GB Maxtor MaxLine III
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gainward Nvidia GTX 295
      • PSU:
      • 1100W Tagan TG1100-BZ
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Cosmos-S
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2407FWP-HC 24"
      • Internet:
      • SKY Unlimited

    US laptop in UK

    A friend is out in the US and wants to buy a new laptop, im just wondering if it will work in the UK in regards to power supply

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    191
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    2 times in 2 posts
    Laptops are built for travelling so it should be fine. The only thing to note is that the keyboard will be US.

  3. #3
    Tak
    Tak is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    301
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    6 times in 6 posts
    And check if the warranty is honoured internationally.

  4. #4
    The King of Vague Steve B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Glasgow
    Posts
    5,051
    Thanks
    116
    Thanked
    67 times in 63 posts
    and it'll come with an american enabled power-brick, so ull need an adaptor

  5. #5
    Senior Member FatalSaviour's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    London/Oxford/York
    Posts
    1,876
    Thanks
    42
    Thanked
    12 times in 11 posts
    • FatalSaviour's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI P55-GD80
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i7 860
      • Memory:
      • 4x2GB GEiL PC17000
      • Storage:
      • 3x1000GB, 2x500GB (RAID1), 1x2TB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • GTX 470
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX700
      • Case:
      • Antec P180
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2311, Dell 2005FPW
      • Internet:
      • VM 30Mb
    Will probably need to change the plug, but the power-brick should be fine I would imagine (most bricks are designed to operate from 120-240V, but this should be displayed somewhere on said brick anyway)
    Quote Originally Posted by Noni
    What the hell does "WTH" mean


  6. #6
    HEXUS.social member Agent's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Internet
    Posts
    19,158
    Thanks
    732
    Thanked
    1,604 times in 1,043 posts
    Don’t cut the plug off – use an adaptor. Should the power brick break, they wont honour the warranty. These things can be expensive sometimes !
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

  7. #7
    Senior Member chrestomanci's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Reading
    Posts
    1,602
    Thanks
    91
    Thanked
    94 times in 78 posts
    • chrestomanci's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus AMD AM4 Ryzen PRIME B350M
      • CPU:
      • AMD Ryzen 1600 @ stock clocks
      • Memory:
      • 16Gb DDR4 2666MHz
      • Storage:
      • 250Gb Samsung 960 Evo M.2 + 3Tb Western Digital Red
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Basic AMD GPU (OSS linux drivers)
      • PSU:
      • Novatech 500W
      • Case:
      • Silverstone Sugo SG02
      • Operating System:
      • Linux - Latest Xubuntu
      • Monitor(s):
      • BenQ 24" LCD (Thanks: DDY)
      • Internet:
      • Zen FTTC
    Or you could buy another power brick. Scan to This FSP universal one.

  8. #8
    Does he need a reason? Funkstar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Aberdeen
    Posts
    19,874
    Thanks
    630
    Thanked
    965 times in 816 posts
    • Funkstar's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte EG45M-DS2H
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core2Quad Q9550 (2.83GHz)
      • Memory:
      • 8GB OCZ PC2-6400C5 800MHz Quad Channel
      • Storage:
      • 650GB Western Digital Caviar Blue
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 512MB ATI Radeon HD4550
      • PSU:
      • Antec 350W 80+ Efficient PSU
      • Case:
      • Antec NSK1480 Slim Mini Desktop Case
      • Operating System:
      • Vista Ultimate 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2407 + 2408 monitors
      • Internet:
      • Zen 8mb
    every laptop power brick i've seen has either a standard two or three pin socket for a standard power cable (either a kettle lead, a two pin hi-fi style lead, or a weird three pin 'laptop cable').

  9. #9
    lazy student nvening's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    4,656
    Thanks
    196
    Thanked
    31 times in 30 posts
    Most laptops have a seperate kettle plug running off the transformer - Just use a UK kettle plug instead.

    Warrenty is different however.
    (\__/)
    (='.'=)
    (")_(")

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Laptop Dual Screen...
    By streetster in forum Graphics Cards
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 22-09-2004, 09:55 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •