My good ol' Macbook is starting to show signs of the time. It shuts off and the fan becomes noisy. It has already been repaired once, and the guy said to change it whenever I have the chance as it has made its time... and those issues are known for my model/year.
So, my ideal choice would be a 21" iMac with Retina screen. I can either buy it here or abroad.
If I buy it abroad: could it pass unnoticed at the airport, if a tourist friend brings it in? Or since it is a desktop computer, it is an unlikely choice for a tourist?
And what if I bring it in? I thought to buy an older model* so that the invoice price is lower and in case I am busted, the import tax won't be overwhelming.
Last year, I went at the AFIP office in Aeroparque to declar my electronics before leaving the country: my iPhone 5 and my 2010 MacBook were deemed 'too old to be of interest' and so only my 2013 iPad made it on the list. The AFIP guy said that anything that is over 1.5 years old does not interest them. However, I cannot find a reference for this 1.5-year mark. If that is true, I just have to buy an older model while I visit my family in Italy.