Computer store?

Hi,
I'm Scott from Seattle in the US. My girlfriend is currently studying in
Bolzano and needs to buy a new computer (ideally a netbook). Do any of you
have a suggestion where she should go? Where could I order it online for
her? Would amazon.com work?

Thanks for your help. I too am a Linux user. it is very cool to see people
from around the world using Linux. My website is tannewt.org and has more
information about some Linux projects I've done.
Thanks,
Scott

attachment.htm (567 Bytes)

Dear Scott,

Scott Shawcroft schrieb:

I'm Scott from Seattle in the US. My girlfriend is currently studying
in Bolzano and needs to buy a new computer (ideally a netbook). Do any
of you have a suggestion where she should go? Where could I order it
online for her? Would amazon.com <http://amazon.com> work?

Around Bolzano are some retail dealer, which have an online store as
well, e.g. microstore.it, mitasworld.it. A usual procedure is to order
online and pick up offline which saves the shipping costs.

Another alternative is ebay.it. amazon.com has nice prices, but I think
the shipping is not possible or at least the shipping costs are quite
high. You have to try it :wink:

One problem which should be regarded is the keyboard layout. Usually
only german and italian keyboards are available.

Kind Regards,

ando

Hi,
I'm Scott from Seattle in the US. My girlfriend is currently
studying in Bolzano and needs to buy a new computer (ideally a
netbook). Do any of you have a suggestion where she should go?
Where could I order it online for her? Would amazon.com work?

Thanks for your help. I too am a Linux user. it is very cool to
see people from around the world using Linux. My website is
tannewt.org and has more information about some Linux projects I've
done.
Thanks,
Scott

Hi,

the easiest solution would probably be to just walk into a retail store
and buy one.

Andreas mentioned the "Microstore" already. "Trony" might be a tad more
expensive but have about 10-15 different models on stock at any time
(= better if she needs one immediately).

US keyboard layout has to be always ordered extra. Generally the
retailers won't/can't order it for low-end models.

Bye,
Chris.

Hi,

I'd recommend you to buy it from www.amazon.co.uk ==> best choice, english keyboard layout, reasonable prices and very low s&h rates to Italy.

Ciao ciao
HJ

attachment.htm (1.73 KB)

Scott Shawcroft schrieb:

I'm Scott from Seattle in the US. My girlfriend is currently studying

in

Bolzano and needs to buy a new computer (ideally a netbook). Do any of

you

Hi Scott,
does your girlfriend study at the Free University of Bozen? The ICT
department has some special offers for students:
http://www.unibz.it/en/ict/ComputerInternet/network/UniversityNotebook/

Greets,
Andreas

Thanks everyone! I think I'll look at one of the Amazon.com stores. She is
at the Free University. I'm also coming to visit in a few weeks and can
bring a new one with me.

Thanks for pointing out the keyboard issue. I hadn't thought of it. :slight_smile:

Thanks and keep up the good Linux work,
Scott

attachment.htm (1.49 KB)

Hi Scott.
I have one more suggestion: ask your girlfriend if she is in need of
typing in german or not. In such case I will suggest considering a
german keyboard anyhow: once you get used to it, it's easier to type in
english on a german keyboard instead the opposite, even if german
keyboard have a different behaviour in uppercup/number mode.
Greatings,
diego