November 25, 2008 at 8:59 pm #159557
Can anyone tell me what the differences are between the UK and US versions? I live in the US but really want the black one…. wondering if simply ordering from overseas would do the trick… or how much I’d have to sacrifice…
???November 25, 2008 at 10:18 pm #171490gunadzMember
There are three primary differences I’ve heard of regarding the two models.
1) Power brick is the same, but chord leading from the brick to the socket is obviously different. The UK uses a type G plug which contains 3 identical prongs, two on the same axis and one perpendicular to it for grounding. You could probably order another cord from Samsung.
2) The keyboard is a UK layout keyboard meaning that instead of getting # for shift-3 you get Â£ .
3) The US version doesn’t have the built-in 3g connectivity. Even if you were to insert a US sim-card into the slot, the frequencies used in the US and the UK are different so you wouldn’t get much out of it.November 25, 2008 at 10:37 pm #171487BritmanMember
gunadz, the UK version doesn’t have 3G either.November 25, 2008 at 11:18 pm #171488
Thanks! I think I could live with the Â£ vs. # thing. I think it would just be a windows setting to change keyboard mappings, then the only thing would be an incorrectly labeled shift-3… no problem.
Now that I think about it, the brick might actually be different inside as well… US runs at 110V and I believe UK is at 220V — so perhaps would have to order the cord, brick and all.
Does anyone know if wireless B/G is the same between the continents? I know sometimes they do wierd things with the channels that isn’t quite the same… the US has the FCC regulations and I suppose European countries have their own.
So no differences in the O/S configuration?November 26, 2008 at 6:37 pm #171492normMember
1. Power adapter – voltage is fine, just use a US figure-8 cable instead of the UK one
2. Keyboard layout – a few characters are in different places (Â£, @, #, etc.), however everything (including $) is there. If you want, you can change the keyboard in Windows to US, but of course those keys will be marked incorrectly
3. OS configuration – you set it up on first use
4. Wireless – UK uses channels 1-13, US 1-11 so technically you could be in trouble with the FCC if you use 12 or 13. Pretty unlike ly though, and you might even see that as an advantage to use a couple of “clear” channels. On the other hand, you can always change the settings to US channels 1-11.
5. Warranty – Samsung has a worldwide warranty policy
6. 3G connectivity – there is none on the UK version, just a blank slot where it might appear on a future modelNovember 26, 2008 at 6:52 pm #171489
Thanks norm!November 26, 2008 at 9:36 pm #171486FreddyMember
Well, two major differences:
1. Powerchord is either UK or US.
2. Keyboard-layout, please note that there are physical differences, for instance is the UK-layout with a double-height enter-key, the US has a one-height enter key. The right shift-button on the US version is also larger. Some other differences also. You can download the Samsung spec. PDF-sheet, picture there of US and UK-layout on the NC10. This can be found on the Samsung US-website.November 27, 2008 at 3:40 am #171491gunadzMember
6. 3G connectivity – there is none on the UK version, just a blank slot where it might appear on a future model
Ah, thanks for clearing that one up for me. I’d seen pics of the slot so I assumed that it had 3G connectivity. Now that I think about it, its a bit odd that it wasn’t mentioned in any of the reviews I’ve seen…
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.