Do laptops purchased in US recharge here?

  gloonash 18:05 25 Nov 2007
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My husband is off to the states next spring and I have seen a better selection of tablet pcs on offer there (and much better prices!).
Is it feasible to bring one back or not? I am concerned about recharging.

  woodchip 18:09 25 Nov 2007

Most Mains Laptop Adapters are multi Volts. But you should check first. As I think US is on 110volts

  gloonash 18:19 25 Nov 2007

Thanks woodchip - you have made my day. I will be checking with the US websites before he leaves!

  ambra4 18:48 25 Nov 2007

You should not have any problems with buying a tablet pc in the US and using in the UK, as all laptop Computers use a 100-240 volts power supply the only difference is the electrical plug in the difference country.

You will have to purchase an American 3-Pin to UK 3-Pin Mains Power Adaptor Converter

click here

  Coffee Adict 18:48 25 Nov 2007

Just one small note, don't expect any warranty backup if it goes wrong.

  gloonash 19:13 25 Nov 2007

thanks Coffee Addict I hadn't thought about that - things I buy usually break a couple of months after the warranty runs out!!
Thanks for the link Ambra I have added it to my favourites in case I decide to risk the warranty issues - which I have to admit is probably the case because I can't see anything that has the features at a comparable price!!

  octal 19:18 25 Nov 2007

It's worth asking about the warranty because there are a lot of companies that offer world wide warranties, Olympus is one, we asked when we bought a camera in the US this year.

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