Hi all, having just moved to France (Normandy) from the UK we find that both our Mac desktop & Acer chromebook have crashed on us & despite best efforts we're struggling to get them fixed
We're contemplating buying a new laptop here but came across some comments online about the functionality/language/keyboard etc..of a laptop bought in France versus those made for the english speaking world. Do you have any advice on this subject? We honestly hadn't given that a thought & almost bought one off the shelf from a store nearby
Are we better buying one online from a UK base & shipping over? Plus...I am completely overwhelmed by the choice available...I need something to run basic "office" functionality on as well as for good level internet browsing, & music/video streaming. If we're unable to get the MAC fixed then it'll also need to serve as our main PC for storing pics etc...just not sure where to start in getting a decent replacement without spending a fortune! (as per wasted money on the MAC which has gone kaput after 2 odd years)
You are correct. It would have a French keyboard and Windows would display in French. You could buy a UK keyboard and fit it or a USB keyboard. Changing the language display in Windows is covered elsewhere. Do a Google.
My one reservation about buying in France is the total lack of customer service. Believe me if you buy a computer over here and it is broken on day one their only offer will be to send it away for repair, no refunds or exchange will be offered. Even native French folk have great difficulty with repairs and returns. I would recommend buying from the UK, I do for most things.
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