Is it SAFE to buy "Rev A" Apple Product

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  1. pnz999 macrumors member

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    Is it SAFE to buy "Rev A" Apple Product?

    It is just me or Apple have lousy Rev A product. I'm thinking of buying a 12" PB by being a Rev A, so far, there is a lot of people complaining about heat issue, "sticky" trackpad, a small gap when closed, and latch problem.

    I also have a Dual 867 MDD, being also Rev A, one of the main problem is just too darn noisy and lound but I heard the Rev B, Apple just released fix the noise problem.


    [but hey!, I know any computer company will always gonna get a defective product during the assembly line.. and there is a small major of people have such problems. but most of these problem often occurs in Rev A] I think Apple makes good quality product just cant stand if a laptop I bought start to fall apart!

    Whats your opinion?
     
  2. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    Re: Is it SAFE to buy "Rev A" Apple Product

    i have a tibook 1GHz... that's what, revision d or e on the titanium powerbook--granted, speed bumps and all, but still. they had issues with the fan were so bad some people had to send theirs in to get them fixed. mine was fine. i think that there are potential fluke problems with every revision, and i doubt that it significantly changes with later revisions. however, the wisest will always wait for reviews. if you have the patience, go for it. i grabbed my tibook right up. 2 1/2 months later, i read the macworld review. needless to say, it was good.
     
  3. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    Re: "Rev A" Apple Product

     
  4. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    I got a rev A TiBook and it's still doing fine. Not a single hardware issue.

    Although, I got it in October, right before the rev Bs came out and some of the intial bugs were worked out by then...

    I'd say wait for a few weeks and see what initial issues come up and then see if it looks OK.
     

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