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Apple Desktops Discussion of Apple's desktop machines including Mac Pro, iMac, Power Mac, and mini

mini - Us Mini in UK?


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Hi all

I'm just about to take the plunge and probably get a Mac Mini and I'm wondering if I can buy a US Mac Mini for use predominantly in the UK.

The things I'm concerned with are whether I'll need a special power converter (and where i can get it from), as well as OS X locations which will impact keyboard layout, dvd playback etc.

Can anyone let me know if I'll be ok and/or what I might need to buy or change to make it workable.

Please excuse any stupid questions I may have asked, I'm new to the Mac world and am looking for advice from those with experience.

Thanks in advance.
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I've bought a mini from america and use it in the uk..

all you need is a socket converter, so you can plug the american 2pin plug in a uk 3pin socket (they cost a few quid)

Apple use one keyboard layout. the UK and american keyboards are the same.

when you first insert a DVD you have to choose a region, and it can be changed up to 5 times.

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Wow, yeah, at the current exchange rate the US Mini will save you 100 quid. Yikes. That's the difference between a 1.83 and a 2.0 right there.
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Purchasing items with the Euro plug for use here in Australia it is simply a matter of purchasing a $5 lead locally as they all seem to be 100-240 volt universal powered systems.

In fact for an external HDD an electric jug cord did the job!
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just that your Mini will be left hand drive

Only joking, I have bought twice from the Sates and had no problems
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Did you buy them from the US Apple site? I didn't think you could ship outside of US from there.

Just wondering as I'm going to be getting a mini soon and it wouldn't hurt to get the better model for the price of the lower model =p
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