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Hi,

Another question..........decided that we will def need a pc of somesort when we get there. Won't have the cash to buy new one at first so plan to trade in my current pc for a laptop I can take.

Will all laptops from the UK work in NZ? Is that a stupid question? Are they all universal and I'm just being a computer thicko!

Anyway if someone can advise me it would be helpful.

Thanks

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Hi Dawn

Yes your laptop will work fine in NZ. I have my usual laptop but have just treated myself to one of the notebooks. An Acer from PC world £250 and it is fab. Does everything I need it to do and it is so dinky. Much easier to carry around
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Hi Dawn

Yes your laptop will work fine in NZ. I have my usual laptop but have just treated myself to one of the notebooks. An Acer from PC world £250 and it is fab. Does everything I need it to do and it is so dinky. Much easier to carry around
Thanks,

Will I be able to get the internet on a notebook and use a web cam.

see I am completly useless at this stuff.

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Thanks,

Will I be able to get the internet on a notebook and use a web cam.

see I am completly useless at this stuff.

Dawn
I have a Dell notebook which i do all my surfing on. My OH reckons i should get a full lappy now but i like this. Its a bit tricky getting used to the little keypad but apart from that -oh and it is a little bit slow - its great. I love it.

And as numpty said they are so much more user friendly if you have to carry it around or use it on your knee (as i do).
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Hi Dawn

Yes your laptop will work fine in NZ. I have my usual laptop but have just treated myself to one of the notebooks. An Acer from PC world £250 and it is fab. Does everything I need it to do and it is so dinky. Much easier to carry around
but does it get the internet??
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You can do everything on a laptop that you would on a desktop, such as webcam, skype, photos, iTunes etc

We have a Vaio which we bought with us from the UK.

Please be aware that your warranty may not be of much use here though

Have you looked at prices over here for a laptop? Dell are sold through Dick Smith now and all the 'big names' are available.

Apple are quite popular here too, particularly with the students

Here's a few places to give you an idea

www.noelleeming.co.nz

www.dse.co.nz

www.apple.com/nz/

www.sonystyle.co.nz

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You can do everything on a laptop that you would on a desktop, such as webcam, skype, photos, iTunes etc

We have a Vaio which we bought with us from the UK.

Please be aware that your warranty may not be of much use here though

Have you looked at prices over here for a laptop? Dell are sold through Dick Smith now and all the 'big names' are available.

Apple are quite popular here too, particularly with the students

Here's a few places to give you an idea

www.noelleeming.co.nz

www.dse.co.nz

www.apple.com/nz/

www.sonystyle.co.nz

HTH
Lol thought a notebook was something else like a blackberry...duh blonde moment..lol I already have a laptop but I want a blackberry, but far to expensive...well they are here anyway
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Hi,

Another question..........decided that we will def need a pc of somesort when we get there. Won't have the cash to buy new one at first so plan to trade in my current pc for a laptop I can take.

Will all laptops from the UK work in NZ? Is that a stupid question? Are they all universal and I'm just being a computer thicko!

Anyway if someone can advise me it would be helpful.

Thanks

Dawn x
They will work here (the plugs are different though) but the after sales service; warranty etc may be a problem...

Dick smith, noel leeming sells laptops, or you can configure your own one from dell... dell.co.nz; takes about a week or so to get delivered to you.

netbooks are popular here also, about $700-$800. They seem fine for surfing the web etc, but some have very small hard drives so if you want to store your music / photos you might want to invest in an external hard drive..
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Lol thought a notebook was something else like a blackberry...duh blonde moment..lol I already have a laptop but I want a blackberry, but far to expensive...well they are here anyway
If you are wanting a blackberry - get and IPhone instead.
I have one and i love it.
In fact i love it so much if it had 'wings' i may not need the hubby at all
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They will work here (the plugs are different though) but the after sales service; warranty etc may be a problem...

Dick smith, noel leeming sells laptops, or you can configure your own one from dell... dell.co.nz; takes about a week or so to get delivered to you.

netbooks are popular here also, about $700-$800. They seem fine for surfing the web etc, but some have very small hard drives so if you want to store your music / photos you might want to invest in an external hard drive..
Most Manufacturers warranties are now worldwide we've had 3 things fixed here under warranty bought in the UK. (Toshiba Laptop, PSP & Fuji Camera)

Definitely buy it in the UK, much more choice & cheaper
Tesco's are pretty good now
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There is no problem getting Apple fixed in NZ either.
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but does it get the internet??
A bit slow on picking up this comment. Course it does

Someone mentioned that they don't have much of a hard-drive but this little beauty has 160GHz. Really chuffed with it

I have a Treo pro which is a bit like the blackberry only better.(IMO lol) That baby is coming out with me too
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A bit slow on picking up this comment. Course it does

Someone mentioned that they don't have much of a hard-drive but this little beauty has 160GHz. Really chuffed with it

I have a Treo pro which is a bit like the blackberry only better.(IMO lol) That baby is coming out with me too
Im always a bit slow ...and thanks
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Im always a bit slow ...and thanks
I was saying I was slow in picking up your comment not you
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I was saying I was slow in picking up your comment not you
Told you I was slow....and blonde
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