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Old 07-12-2018, 03:35 PM
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Location: Europe
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My teen will be leaving for the USA for study in a few weeks and today her pc died motherboard. Should she buy a new one in USA or buy one here before leaving? She has a pc with more capacity as she does some gaming.This one is 3 years old it had a repair done about 18 months in those 3 yrs. What to do?
Time is too short for repair as that is more than 1 month here.
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Old 07-13-2018, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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There's no way to really know. I assume you're talking laptop. I have no idea what pricing in Europe is like. You can get a functional laptop here for $400. You can get an excellent laptop for $650. You can get a gaming rig for $1,000.
How does this compare?
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Old 07-13-2018, 04:09 PM
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Location: Berkeley, Denver, CO USA
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USA. (Hong Kong is actually the BEST place.)

While most places in the USA have sales tax, most places in the EU have larger VATs.
Look at prices on NewEgg.com.
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Old 07-13-2018, 10:19 PM
Status: "so tired..." (set 13 days ago)
 
Location: Europe
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Originally Posted by Peregrine View Post
There's no way to really know. I assume you're talking laptop. I have no idea what pricing in Europe is like. You can get a functional laptop here for $400. You can get an excellent laptop for $650. You can get a gaming rig for $1,000.
How does this compare?
There is one of euro 849 but then she see one of euro 1149
The euro 1149 = usd 1342.72 at todays exchange and price includes 21% VAT/tax.
She likes the MSI GP62M 7REX Leopard Pro gaming notebook.
I know almost zip nada about gaming notebooks but the lights sure look nice.
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Old 07-17-2018, 07:18 AM
 
Location: The Ranch
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As the prices are nearly the same (EU vs US), the two main differences will be the physical keyboard on the unit being in a different language and the language used in the OS will be different. I'd probably check to see if the warranty is international.

https://www.msi.com/Laptop/GP62M-7RE.../Specification


Chapter 2:Global Travel Performance Assurance (The warranty just for MSI Notebook only )
https://www.msi.com/page/warranty-condition
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