Quality over quantity

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ThirdPrize, Jun 8, 2006.

  1. ThirdPrize macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2006
    Having been a life long PC user I feel the urge to get a MacBook (and possibly matching iPod). I will probably get one of the cheap MacBooks but I am concerned about all this talk of overheating and humming.

    The heat I can understand as they are using decent processors these days and the trade off for performance is heat. I am not actually gonna sit with it on my lap all the while there are tables about. What about the humming?

    Would I be right in thinking when Apple launches a new line it ramps up production to meet demand and (for a while at least) it lets QA slip a bit? Then when the initial rush is over things get a bit more stable. As happened to the Xbox 360. How long would be good to wait before purchasing?

  2. munckee macrumors 65816

    Oct 27, 2005
    General consensus seems to be that the safest route is waiting for the "revision B" product. Kinda like buying the second production year of a car, only it doesn't usually take an entire year to upgrade computers. The thought behind it is that by the time they put out an updated version, they'll go in and fix the problems with the first version in the process.

    If you can't wait that long, then just buy it and figure that apple will fix any problems under warranty...maybe.
  3. Stridder44 macrumors 68040


    Mar 24, 2003

    Havn't we seen the MacBook Pro's already go to rev. D?
  4. ThirdPrize thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2006
    I am new to the ways of the Apple so how do you know when "Rev. B" comes out? Is it something that gets announced or something you pick up from the forums?
  5. Planner Dude macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2006
    isn't the rev basically the week of production????
  6. munckee macrumors 65816

    Oct 27, 2005
    Yeah, the "revision" scale seems to have changed a bit with the new ones. I guess I'm referring to the first announced update as "revision B".

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