Depends very much on the exchange rate when you go out there. Because of the value you should also declare it on your way back through customs. That will probably hurt!! I doubt whether the spec of laptops will be any better that UK ones, they tend to get launched almost simultaneously nowadays. I think you will be better off shopping around for the best deal over here. It will certainly lessen any problems if you have to claim under warranty. You will also get a keyboard layout that matches the rest of your computers, and not a US layout.