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I’m from the Philippines, and my husband is sending me a laptop but he said when I come to the US, I won’t be able to bring it with me. Is this true?

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6 hours ago, SparkySlay said:

I’m from the Philippines, and my husband is sending me a laptop but he said when I come to the US, I won’t be able to bring it with me. Is this true?

LOL. no

 

I brought a laptop ( and an international cell phone) to the Philippines for my asawa as a wedding gift.   


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I agree - I brought my asawa a laptop and a cell phone from the US as well.  There is an off chance that the Laptop battery charger is specifically 220V which is what's used in the Philippines but that would be unusual.  Even so the charger could be replaced with a US model.  

 

May want to ask why he believes that you can't bring the laptop to the US. Does it happen to be a Hauwei laptop?  

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10 hours ago, SparkySlay said:

I’m from the Philippines, and my husband is sending me a laptop but he said when I come to the US, I won’t be able to bring it with me. Is this true?

Well my wife and I are in trouble a bunch of times then, because we bring our laptops to the Phils and back again most every trip.    For sure that isn't true.

 

 

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I rarely travel on work with a single laptop. Next month, for a conference in Manila, I will have two laptops, three cell phones, two Raspberry Pi computers, a mini projector, a mifi hotspot and a tablet.  And that's for a week.

 

I'm hoping to get sentenced to 6 hours at the pier lounge in Hong Kong and get a foot massage and some duck.


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14 hours ago, SparkySlay said:

I’m from the Philippines, and my husband is sending me a laptop but he said when I come to the US, I won’t be able to bring it with me. Is this true?

Not true at all. I am using my asawa's laptop right now I'm fact that she brought from the Philippines since mine crashed

2 hours ago, Paul & Mary said:

I rarely travel on work with a single laptop. Next month, for a conference in Manila, I will have two laptops, three cell phones, two Raspberry Pi computers, a mini projector, a mifi hotspot and a tablet.  And that's for a week.

 

I'm hoping to get sentenced to 6 hours at the pier lounge in Hong Kong and get a foot massage and some duck.

What do you do for your occupation?

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15 hours ago, RT&MB said:

I agree - I brought my asawa a laptop and a cell phone from the US as well.  There is an off chance that the Laptop battery charger is specifically 220V which is what's used in the Philippines but that would be unusual.  Even so the charger could be replaced with a US model.  

 

May want to ask why he believes that you can't bring the laptop to the US. Does it happen to be a Hauwei laptop?  

Lol it’s not. Idk where he got that idea 😂 but I just need to make sure. Thanks for answering ☺️

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21 hours ago, RT&MB said:

I agree - I brought my asawa a laptop and a cell phone from the US as well.  There is an off chance that the Laptop battery charger is specifically 220V which is what's used in the Philippines but that would be unusual.  Even so the charger could be replaced with a US model.  

 

May want to ask why he believes that you can't bring the laptop to the US. Does it happen to be a Hauwei laptop?  

Even if it is 220v the vast majority of the laptop chargers are dual voltage anyway. So they would be able to handle 120 and 220v. The biggest issue you might run into is the actual plug to go into the wall because it may be the European type plug but this is easily rectified by getting a adapter for it to plug it into the wall. My asawa's laptop originally came from Qatar so it has the weird plug and I just had to get a adapter for it in order for me to plug it into the wall here in the USA

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Traveled dozens of times between USA and PH, always had work and personal laptop with me, no issues. Fiance brought laptop and tablets when she came over, no issue 

 

There was a laptop ban from 10 middle eastern airports for a few months in 2017.  Perhaps that is what he's referencing. 

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7 hours ago, Cyberfx1024 said:

Even if it is 220v the vast majority of the laptop chargers are dual voltage anyway. So they would be able to handle 120 and 220v. The biggest issue you might run into is the actual plug to go into the wall because it may be the European type plug but this is easily rectified by getting a adapter for it to plug it into the wall. My asawa's laptop originally came from Qatar so it has the weird plug and I just had to get a adapter for it in order for me to plug it into the wall here in the USA

I have traveled all around the world and nothing has blown up on me yet))) Just carry my seven piece plug adapter kit. 


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6 hours ago, Fogi said:

Traveled dozens of times between USA and PH, always had work and personal laptop with me, no issues. Fiance brought laptop and tablets when she came over, no issue 

 

There was a laptop ban from 10 middle eastern airports for a few months in 2017.  Perhaps that is what he's referencing. 

Yeah, I googled it up and that’s what I saw too, and I told him about it. Thanks for answering :) 

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Also worth mentioning that your laptop could be searched by CBP upon entry to the US. So, obviously, any illegal downloads of music, movies, games, etc, on your laptop would cause some problems for you. I'm not saying you would ever do that, but I wanted to put that out there for others. 

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