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Old 07-02-2006, 02:31 AM   #1
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I am moving to Thailand next month and was thinking about buying a laptop. Is it better to buy one here in the US or wait until I am in Thailand. I will be living in Chiang Mai which is the second largest city in Thailand. If you could please give me any advice it would be appreciated.



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Old 07-02-2006, 02:37 AM   #2
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well the biggest thing about using u.s tech items in asia is that they have different power standards, in which case you'll have a blast trying to find an AC adaptor strong/light enough to carry around.
In that respect buy from Thailand, UNLESS you're only going to live there for a short while.
If you're only going there for a couple of months, then buy from here (generaly more choices) and buy a AC power adaptor that will allow your notebook to charge up in Thailand.

(i know this because i spent three months last year in pakistan trying to get my ps2 to switch on....not fun shopping for a huge converter either)
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u might get them a little cheaper from Thailand. But the thing is, if u are going to stay in Thailand only for a small amount of time then don't buy it from there. The power thingy is one thing, and then the warranty is the other one. If u come back to the USA and then the laptop breaks u are going to have some problems with the warranty.
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I am moving to Thailand next month and was thinking about buying a laptop. Is it better to buy one here in the US or wait until I am in Thailand. I will be living in Chiang Mai which is the second largest city in Thailand. If you could please give me any advice it would be appreciated.



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Good luck on the moving Katie1976....oh by the way, what's the 1976 all about ? anyway's just thought i'd take the time to welcome you to CF.
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Good luck on the moving Katie1976....oh by the way, what's the 1976 all about ? anyway's just thought i'd take the time to welcome you to CF.
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