How To Buy Spanish Laptop Computers

by Peyton Brookes

If you live in the United States or another non-Spanish-speaking country, locating a Spanish laptop may seem difficult. There are several laptop manufacturers that offer Spanish versions of their laptops and computers. Many innovations in computing technology make selecting and changing language a simple task. There are steps to purchasing a Spanish laptop and changing the operating system's language.

Purchasing a Spanish Laptop

1

Visit the WorldLanguage website. Click “Computers/Notebooks” from the left navigation column.

2

Click “Spanish” on the “Computers/Notebooks” page.

3

Review the available computers and notebooks and make a selection. WorldLanguage has several manufacturers listed and will ship your selection.

Purchasing and Customizing a Laptop

1

Purchase a laptop from any reputable dealer.

2

In Windows XP click “Start” and then “Control Panel.” Click “Date, time, language and regional options.”

3

In the dialogue box, select “Add other languages.” In the “Regional and Languages” dialogue box on the “Languages” tab, click the “Details…” button.

4

Click “Add…” in the “Text Services and Input Languages” dialogue box. Select your language and dialect from the drop-down menu. If you would like to change the keyboard layout, select your preference from the “Keyboard layout/IME” drop-down box. Click “OK.”

5

Select your preferred default language from the “Default Input Language” section of the “Text Services and Input Languages” dialogue box. Select “OK.”

6

Click the “Regional Options” tab in the “Regional and Language Options” dialogue box. Select your standard and format from the “Standards and Formats” section. This option will format how some text is entered using the keyboard.

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Click your location in the “Location” section on the “Regional Options” tab. Click “OK” to save your settings. Windows XP will display your languages on the taskbar. To switch between languages, click the “Language Bar” button and select your language.

8

Visit the eLearnSpanishLanguage website and review tips for typing Spanish characters and accents with a QWERTY keyboard.

About the Author

Peyton Brookes is a workforce development expert and has written professionally about technology, education and science since 2009. She spent several years developing technology and finance courses for social programs in the Washington, D.C. area. She studied computer and information science at the University of Maryland College Park.

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