Is Laptop Cheaper in United State? Is It Compatible with Australia?

Hello experts,
I would like to ask whether it worth to get a laptop from United State and bring it here?
I found C type yoga tablet as well as dell carbon is much cheaper in US.
Is there any compatibility issue?
Is it a good idea to bring it back ti Australia?
How about keyboard layout and power adaptor?

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    1 - Laptop is exactly the same as Au.
    2 - Warranty will be an issue as you have to return back to base (ship back to US) unless stated on T&C.
    3 - Charger end (from power brick on-wards) has to be changed to Au 3 - pronged connector (which is cheap). Usually the charger can support AC input of 110 - 240V to DC
    4 - Keyboard change https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_and_American_keyboards

    Watch out for import tariffs and GST if you buying from eBay which may equate to getting it local for a little more.

    Cheers

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      thank you very much.
      I am planning to purchase it online and deliver to US address then bring it back.

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      It has been a long time since I have purchased a keyboard (I use mental telepathy to communicate with my computer), but I don't remember ever buying a British keyboard. Aren't all keyboards these days in Australia the American style?

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    No warranty, the plug might not work (110V vs 240V, often products will work on both), but other than that I can't imagine there would be many issues. Does the place ship to AUS? Plenty of people have bought grey imports. The warranty is the biggest issue for a lot of people.

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    Main concern would be making sure the power brick is 110-240v so you don't fry it. Aus uses the US keyboard layout, can't think of any other potential issues. I imported a US laptop back when our dollar was 85 cents-ish and all I had to do was swap the plug head out with a bit of rewiring.

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    Is it generally cheaper in Dell US store?
    How about tax return?

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      Also you could try the Microsoft store. I bought a Dell from Microsoft store in US. The Dell store wasn't accepting Australian credit. I had no issues with Microsoft. Regarding the power brick, I agree with the comments above. Check the voltage range (it should be okay). Use an Australian adapter or get a power cable to connect the power brick to the wall plug. The power brick itself shouldn't be an issue.

      Dell had two years international warranty. Although, I did not have any need to test it.

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    I found C type yoga tablet as well as dell carbon is much cheaper in US.

    How much cheaper?

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      for example Yoga c930 is 1299 top spec (i7,16G memory,512G SSD)equal to 1890 AUD. In jb hifi it is 2994 and memory is only 8G.

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    What they said..
    Some manufacturers have global warranties and international power supplies (just the prongs have to be changed). I know for a fact that Apple has this and Samsung doesn't (Samsung Mobiles in Australia are ONLY for Australian products, learned that the HARD way).

    As for everything else.. shouldn't be a problem.

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