Have been doing some casual on-again off-again shopping for a tiny, light notebook for my wife, without having to spend $700+ for an Ultrabook.
I was in Micro Center the other day, and noticed a Dell Inspiron 11 on display at what seemed to be a very good price. Then I noticed that, on the counter where the product description was posted, the sales people had hand written an addition: "EUROPEAN KEYBOARD" (did not specify for which country).
Looking at the keyboard I saw a bunch of piggybacked additional characters in orange on some keys. In Control Panel, the keyboard selected was US English. Did some quick typing in Notepad and did notice anything odd. I took note of the model and left.
When I checked prices online later, their price was about $100 less than elsewhere, even with my employer-sponsored Dell discount applied at the Dell web site.
So I'm wondering: with some keys potentially moved, what are the practical day-to-day implications with Windows, as well as anything else I might have to ruin (I'm thinking live CD's for maintenance or repair: PartEdMagic, Macrium Reflect, other Linux, etc). I'm fearing this might be a show-stopper if something is pre-built for a US keyboard, but having no such experience I'm not really sure.