Using your U.S.-purchased laptop in Europe: what do you have to know?
If you live in the U.S. and are taking your Dell laptop, Asus netbook, or any other portable computer along on a trip to Europe, what do you need to know?
— Can you plug in your power supply as long as you use an adapter for European current? or will it blow up your laptop and/or your power supply?
— How about recharging your battery?
Once you’ve over come those hurdles,
— As long as you have a wireless Internet connection, can you just access your usual ISP without going through any additional hoops?
— If you want to use a dialup connection, is it going to work?
— Anything else to know? In particular, anything to be prepared for when it comes to customs?
This question is in the General Section. Responses must be helpful and on-topic.