Which MBP model is newer (or better)?

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  1. CEAbiscuit macrumors 6502a

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    Looking at both of these on the refurb section of apple. Both the same price, both the same specs but different part numbers.

    Can anyone tell me which is newer (or better) to purchase? Is it a revision number? Thanks for the help. The specs and models are below:

    Refurbished MacBook Pro, 15-inch, 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo
    Part Number: FA601LL/A
    100GB Serial ATA drive @ 5400 rpm
    AirPort Extreme Card & Bluetooth
    Backlit Keyboard/Mac OS - U.S. English
    2.16GHz Intel Core Duo
    1GB 667 DDR2 - 1 SO-DIMM
    MacBook Pro 15-inch Widescreen Display
    SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW)

    Refurbished MacBook Pro, 15-inch, 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo
    Part Number: FA466LL/A
    100GB Serial ATA drive @ 5400 rpm
    AirPort Extreme Card & Bluetooth
    Backlit Keyboard/Mac OS - U.S. English
    2.16GHz Intel Core Duo
    1GB 667 DDR2 - 1 SO-DIMM
    SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW)
     
  2. advocation macrumors member

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    I think that it is the second one.

    IF you look at the part numbers, you'll see that the first one (FA601LL/A), the bit in bold, i think is the week number that it was produced in, the second one however has a week code of 66 so therfore it would be much newer.
     
  3. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    66 weeks is more than one year (1 year = 52 weeks). The MBPs have not been in production that long.
     
  4. shecky Guest

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    part numbers have no indication of week of production, only serial numbers do.
     
  5. baxterbrittle macrumors regular

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    As Apple only made 1 model of 2.16GHz MBP (15" there was a 17" of course) I'd say it is most likely to indicate Gloss or non-Gloss display or one refers to a refurb and the other is a left over "sale" machine. Just a guess at least.
     
  6. CEAbiscuit thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    There is a "list price" difference as well. That's another cause for concern--- plus there is no indication of gloss. maybe there is a resource out there that lists all the model numbers?
     
  7. majorp macrumors 6502

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    one was probably a CTO before they bumped them. i don't know which one though.

    edit: the most expensive was probably the CTO making the cheaper one newer.
     
  8. CEAbiscuit thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Actually, that makes perfect sense. A higher list price on the same model with identical specs would be older. I've never heard of a computer actually going up in price as it gets older. :p
     

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