I'm interested in getting a Toshiba Portege Z830. Unfortunately everywhere I looked this unit is offered only with UK keyboard layout (i.e. high enter key, short left shift, “/” between left shift and Z) which is a real bother. I live in Poland and our keyboard layout is the same as the US one so I'm used to it and have it on all the other computers I work on. Still Toshiba offers its computers (at least in Poland) only with the UK keyboard layout.
My question is whether it's possible to buy Toshibe Portege Z830 with a US keyboard layout in Europe?
I contacted Polish Toshiba hotline but they offered no support in this matter.
My question is whether it's possible to buy Toshiba Portege Z830 with a US keyboard layout in Europe?
Perhaps you would need to order an US version of Portege Z830
At the other hand you could order an keyboard supporting an US layout and replace it.
Usually the Toshiba authorized service provider in your country should be able to provide such single keyboard.
I don't think it's possible to order a US version (at least not in Poland). I know Apple allows you to place such order for their computers but I never heard of any other retailers to do so.
As for the other solution I guess it would be possible but most probably very expensive (not to mention tedious) especially since a change of chassis would be required as well (keys have different shape and placement in US and UK versions).
Thanks for your reply. I was afraid it would be like that One thing I can't understand though is why Toshiba offers UK keyboard layout on Polish market. All the other manufacturers have a proper Polish layout (or at least allow you to order their machines with it).