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Should you bring your laptop to Australia or buy one there instead? Please share your preference

jedh_gjedh_g Perth WAPosts: 1,381Member, Moderator
edited February 2016 in Working and skilled visas
Mates, is it advisable to bring your own laptop from Pinas or better buy one upon arriving at Australia? Your insights shall be highly appreciated. Thanks a lot!

Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189: ANZSCO 233512 Mechanical Engineer


Feb. 12, 2016 - Begin PTE-A review & booked exam at Trident
Mar. 21, 2016 - PTE academic Exam Result PASSED
(L:66, R:73, S:80, W:67); Thank you Lord!
LINK http://pinoyau.info/discussion/4233/pte-academic/p156
Mar. 28, 2016 - Agent updated EOI. Awaiting next round of 189
April 7, 2016 - Received NSW invite (Visa 190)
April 13, 2016 - Received 189 invite (8:56 AM). Thank you Lord!
May 21, 2016 - VISA fee paid to MA. DIBP application received
May 25, 2016 - NBI clearance certificate forwarded to MA
May 30, 2016 - 1st CO contact, Team Adelaide (Medicals asked)
May 31, 2016 - SLEC medical exams with family. Thank you Lord!
June 1, 2016 - Submit to agent CO request (Wife's NBI, Medicals)
June 7, 2016 - Youngest son undergone x-ray at SLEC (2nd visit)
June 14, 2016 - ALL family members "COMPLETED" status to DIBP on medicals
June 29, 2016 - 2nd CO contact. Requested FORM 815 for son.
August 4, 2016 VISA GRANT thank you LORD
August 19, 2016 - PDOS at CFO
October 26, 2016 - Flight to Sydney (then, fly to Western Australia)
http://ozbound.goodtimelines.com/timeline/ticker/jedh_g

Dec. 8, 2016 - Reunited with whole family at Perth

March 15, 2017 - Landed my first job in WA as pressure vessel inspector (Engineering & Mfg Tradesperson job class)

JOSHUA 1:9 - I command you. Be strong and steadfast!
Do not fear nor be dismayed for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.

Comments

  • tootiestooties MandaluyongPosts: 206Member
    U can bring your own laptop. 220 Volts naman dito pareho sa pinas. just buy an adaptor kasi iba yung prongs style sa socket.

    Just have ur laptop software original and remove all pirated ebooks, songs, movies etc...

  • jedh_gjedh_g Perth WAPosts: 1,381Member, Moderator
    @tooties great info, thanks! My wife has a SONY VAIO laptop, decent to use pero pink color eh kaya dyahe if yun dadalhin ko. Plus, I thought of buying one for my own use here kasi I might use AUTOCAD for work kaya might as well prefer a 1TB hard drive built in storage with a faster processor. I heard kasi expensive ang gadgets dyan sa Aussie. Saan state ka po? I'm a mech engineer by profession. Still to take my PTE exam this March.

    Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189: ANZSCO 233512 Mechanical Engineer


    Feb. 12, 2016 - Begin PTE-A review & booked exam at Trident
    Mar. 21, 2016 - PTE academic Exam Result PASSED
    (L:66, R:73, S:80, W:67); Thank you Lord!
    LINK http://pinoyau.info/discussion/4233/pte-academic/p156
    Mar. 28, 2016 - Agent updated EOI. Awaiting next round of 189
    April 7, 2016 - Received NSW invite (Visa 190)
    April 13, 2016 - Received 189 invite (8:56 AM). Thank you Lord!
    May 21, 2016 - VISA fee paid to MA. DIBP application received
    May 25, 2016 - NBI clearance certificate forwarded to MA
    May 30, 2016 - 1st CO contact, Team Adelaide (Medicals asked)
    May 31, 2016 - SLEC medical exams with family. Thank you Lord!
    June 1, 2016 - Submit to agent CO request (Wife's NBI, Medicals)
    June 7, 2016 - Youngest son undergone x-ray at SLEC (2nd visit)
    June 14, 2016 - ALL family members "COMPLETED" status to DIBP on medicals
    June 29, 2016 - 2nd CO contact. Requested FORM 815 for son.
    August 4, 2016 VISA GRANT thank you LORD
    August 19, 2016 - PDOS at CFO
    October 26, 2016 - Flight to Sydney (then, fly to Western Australia)
    http://ozbound.goodtimelines.com/timeline/ticker/jedh_g

    Dec. 8, 2016 - Reunited with whole family at Perth

    March 15, 2017 - Landed my first job in WA as pressure vessel inspector (Engineering & Mfg Tradesperson job class)

    JOSHUA 1:9 - I command you. Be strong and steadfast!
    Do not fear nor be dismayed for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.

  • jedh_gjedh_g Perth WAPosts: 1,381Member, Moderator
    @tooties are you using this prong type there po?

    Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189: ANZSCO 233512 Mechanical Engineer


    Feb. 12, 2016 - Begin PTE-A review & booked exam at Trident
    Mar. 21, 2016 - PTE academic Exam Result PASSED
    (L:66, R:73, S:80, W:67); Thank you Lord!
    LINK http://pinoyau.info/discussion/4233/pte-academic/p156
    Mar. 28, 2016 - Agent updated EOI. Awaiting next round of 189
    April 7, 2016 - Received NSW invite (Visa 190)
    April 13, 2016 - Received 189 invite (8:56 AM). Thank you Lord!
    May 21, 2016 - VISA fee paid to MA. DIBP application received
    May 25, 2016 - NBI clearance certificate forwarded to MA
    May 30, 2016 - 1st CO contact, Team Adelaide (Medicals asked)
    May 31, 2016 - SLEC medical exams with family. Thank you Lord!
    June 1, 2016 - Submit to agent CO request (Wife's NBI, Medicals)
    June 7, 2016 - Youngest son undergone x-ray at SLEC (2nd visit)
    June 14, 2016 - ALL family members "COMPLETED" status to DIBP on medicals
    June 29, 2016 - 2nd CO contact. Requested FORM 815 for son.
    August 4, 2016 VISA GRANT thank you LORD
    August 19, 2016 - PDOS at CFO
    October 26, 2016 - Flight to Sydney (then, fly to Western Australia)
    http://ozbound.goodtimelines.com/timeline/ticker/jedh_g

    Dec. 8, 2016 - Reunited with whole family at Perth

    March 15, 2017 - Landed my first job in WA as pressure vessel inspector (Engineering & Mfg Tradesperson job class)

    JOSHUA 1:9 - I command you. Be strong and steadfast!
    Do not fear nor be dismayed for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.

  • jedh_gjedh_g Perth WAPosts: 1,381Member, Moderator
    @tooties or this type? thanks in advance for your response

    Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189: ANZSCO 233512 Mechanical Engineer


    Feb. 12, 2016 - Begin PTE-A review & booked exam at Trident
    Mar. 21, 2016 - PTE academic Exam Result PASSED
    (L:66, R:73, S:80, W:67); Thank you Lord!
    LINK http://pinoyau.info/discussion/4233/pte-academic/p156
    Mar. 28, 2016 - Agent updated EOI. Awaiting next round of 189
    April 7, 2016 - Received NSW invite (Visa 190)
    April 13, 2016 - Received 189 invite (8:56 AM). Thank you Lord!
    May 21, 2016 - VISA fee paid to MA. DIBP application received
    May 25, 2016 - NBI clearance certificate forwarded to MA
    May 30, 2016 - 1st CO contact, Team Adelaide (Medicals asked)
    May 31, 2016 - SLEC medical exams with family. Thank you Lord!
    June 1, 2016 - Submit to agent CO request (Wife's NBI, Medicals)
    June 7, 2016 - Youngest son undergone x-ray at SLEC (2nd visit)
    June 14, 2016 - ALL family members "COMPLETED" status to DIBP on medicals
    June 29, 2016 - 2nd CO contact. Requested FORM 815 for son.
    August 4, 2016 VISA GRANT thank you LORD
    August 19, 2016 - PDOS at CFO
    October 26, 2016 - Flight to Sydney (then, fly to Western Australia)
    http://ozbound.goodtimelines.com/timeline/ticker/jedh_g

    Dec. 8, 2016 - Reunited with whole family at Perth

    March 15, 2017 - Landed my first job in WA as pressure vessel inspector (Engineering & Mfg Tradesperson job class)

    JOSHUA 1:9 - I command you. Be strong and steadfast!
    Do not fear nor be dismayed for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.

  • tootiestooties MandaluyongPosts: 206Member
    https://www.google.com.au/search?q=Australian+Prongs&client=ms-android-hms-vf-au&prmd=isvn&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj-_5G25I_LAhUFGJQKHbxqA1cQ_AUIBygB&biw=360&bih=559#imgrc=Yzs-FdfT5E1vsM:

    Yung pic sa taas ganyan dapat...may angle yung prongs..meron madami nyan sa SM..

    Since bread and Butter mo yung laptop. Yes I guess ok n yun bumili k nang bago if vital yan sa work. Medyo mahal nga at di gaano ka latest or updated yung some gadgets. mas advance p sometimes ang pinas..lalo n sa celphone.

    Im in Melbourne state of Victoria.
  • jedh_gjedh_g Perth WAPosts: 1,381Member, Moderator
    @tooties salamat sa info, this will surely help in my preparation. Sa Melbourne po pala kayo. God bless!

    Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189: ANZSCO 233512 Mechanical Engineer


    Feb. 12, 2016 - Begin PTE-A review & booked exam at Trident
    Mar. 21, 2016 - PTE academic Exam Result PASSED
    (L:66, R:73, S:80, W:67); Thank you Lord!
    LINK http://pinoyau.info/discussion/4233/pte-academic/p156
    Mar. 28, 2016 - Agent updated EOI. Awaiting next round of 189
    April 7, 2016 - Received NSW invite (Visa 190)
    April 13, 2016 - Received 189 invite (8:56 AM). Thank you Lord!
    May 21, 2016 - VISA fee paid to MA. DIBP application received
    May 25, 2016 - NBI clearance certificate forwarded to MA
    May 30, 2016 - 1st CO contact, Team Adelaide (Medicals asked)
    May 31, 2016 - SLEC medical exams with family. Thank you Lord!
    June 1, 2016 - Submit to agent CO request (Wife's NBI, Medicals)
    June 7, 2016 - Youngest son undergone x-ray at SLEC (2nd visit)
    June 14, 2016 - ALL family members "COMPLETED" status to DIBP on medicals
    June 29, 2016 - 2nd CO contact. Requested FORM 815 for son.
    August 4, 2016 VISA GRANT thank you LORD
    August 19, 2016 - PDOS at CFO
    October 26, 2016 - Flight to Sydney (then, fly to Western Australia)
    http://ozbound.goodtimelines.com/timeline/ticker/jedh_g

    Dec. 8, 2016 - Reunited with whole family at Perth

    March 15, 2017 - Landed my first job in WA as pressure vessel inspector (Engineering & Mfg Tradesperson job class)

    JOSHUA 1:9 - I command you. Be strong and steadfast!
    Do not fear nor be dismayed for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.

  • tootiestooties MandaluyongPosts: 206Member
    @jedh_g

    Okie. Goodluck.
  • JCsantosJCsantos SydneyPosts: 1,416Member, Moderator
    If you have one then bring it :)

    Google for Everything !!!

  • JCsantosJCsantos SydneyPosts: 1,416Member, Moderator
    Just make sure it has an international warranty para pwedeng ipaayos dito

    Google for Everything !!!

  • jedh_gjedh_g Perth WAPosts: 1,381Member, Moderator
    @JCsantos bro, thank you for the information shared. I will take note of this when I arrive at Australia soon.

    Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189: ANZSCO 233512 Mechanical Engineer


    Feb. 12, 2016 - Begin PTE-A review & booked exam at Trident
    Mar. 21, 2016 - PTE academic Exam Result PASSED
    (L:66, R:73, S:80, W:67); Thank you Lord!
    LINK http://pinoyau.info/discussion/4233/pte-academic/p156
    Mar. 28, 2016 - Agent updated EOI. Awaiting next round of 189
    April 7, 2016 - Received NSW invite (Visa 190)
    April 13, 2016 - Received 189 invite (8:56 AM). Thank you Lord!
    May 21, 2016 - VISA fee paid to MA. DIBP application received
    May 25, 2016 - NBI clearance certificate forwarded to MA
    May 30, 2016 - 1st CO contact, Team Adelaide (Medicals asked)
    May 31, 2016 - SLEC medical exams with family. Thank you Lord!
    June 1, 2016 - Submit to agent CO request (Wife's NBI, Medicals)
    June 7, 2016 - Youngest son undergone x-ray at SLEC (2nd visit)
    June 14, 2016 - ALL family members "COMPLETED" status to DIBP on medicals
    June 29, 2016 - 2nd CO contact. Requested FORM 815 for son.
    August 4, 2016 VISA GRANT thank you LORD
    August 19, 2016 - PDOS at CFO
    October 26, 2016 - Flight to Sydney (then, fly to Western Australia)
    http://ozbound.goodtimelines.com/timeline/ticker/jedh_g

    Dec. 8, 2016 - Reunited with whole family at Perth

    March 15, 2017 - Landed my first job in WA as pressure vessel inspector (Engineering & Mfg Tradesperson job class)

    JOSHUA 1:9 - I command you. Be strong and steadfast!
    Do not fear nor be dismayed for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.

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