On Jan 11, 2008 4:33 PM, Sonic <sonic at dreadserver.com> wrote:
>>> On Fri, 11 Jan 2008 15:22:15 +0000, "Denis Hennessy" <dhennessy at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Go for the Mac. It's a *much* better machine. Also note that there's
> > likely to be new apple laptops announced next week.
>> Do you think the difference is worth the jump in price? (€450 vs ~€750)
Absolutely. I've paid a (much) bigger jump in price and been very
happy with decision. Trust me, you'll never go back.
> Would I even get it back on the plane without having to pay some form of tax?
Well, technically you're supposed to pay import duty but every second
passenger has a laptop so it's hard to spot a new one. If you don't
need the box, then throw it away (or have someone else carry the empty
box for you). Put the laptop itself in a carry-on bag (and have
previously used it so it's not at the Welcome to Macintosh screen.
Hide the documentation, CD's etc in your luggage. (of course I would
never do that myself ;-)
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