1.3ghz BTO model... Anyone has as yet?

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  1. twynne macrumors 6502a

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    Had anyone received this model as yet,. And if so any impressions?

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  2. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    It'll be awhile. The 1.3 model started out as 3-4 weeks shipping...regardless of if you were in the US or abroad.
     
  3. tecnho macrumors 6502

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    Will the BTO always be a roughly 3-4 week delivery even after apple catches up? What have BTO shipping timelines looked like for past products?
     
  4. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    Nah, it'll go down. A normal shipping timeline for doing BTO is 1-3 business days.
     
  5. 3bs macrumors 603

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    I've ordered a BTO MBA (maxed out) in the past that arrived in something like 2-4 days from when I ordered it but that wasn't at the beginning of the cycle or anything.
     
  6. tecnho macrumors 6502

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    Good to hear. I think that is the game plan- wait around and see what some 1.2 and 1.3 users experience regarding heat generation and then just get the 1.3 shipped quickly. I wonder when the times will start to drop.
     
  7. 3bs macrumors 603

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    I say order as soon as you can. No on knows how long it'll take to start dropping so you might as well get in queue.
     
  8. tecnho macrumors 6502

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    I am not in a rush, but you might be right. The way I am looking at it - since I don't need to the extra storage and am using an education discount, it really is only a 225 difference to get the maxed one that I want, and I can't imagine there being any foreseeable draw backs to getting the 1.3 right now. But time will tell.
     
  9. dmac20 macrumors newbie

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    My plan was about the same as you..waiting to hear whether the 1.3 is worth it or not before ordering. Now I'm a little worried that I should have just at least ordered something right away :/

    Does Best Buy allow you to upgrade to the 1.3 or do you have to just order one of the standard 2 configs?
     
  10. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    Nope, Best Buy only has the base models.
     
  11. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    They have base and also the 1.2/512 combo
     
  12. newellj macrumors 603

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    I think PDF meant non-CTO (BTO) models. :)
     
  13. tecnho macrumors 6502

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    I am going to guess that the shipping time for the 1.3 should at least stay constant. We can keep our eyes out for some more 1.2 performance/heat reviews and then sign up for a 1.3 in the near future.
     
  14. 3bs macrumors 603

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    Why would you assume that? With time they're going to start selling to other countries.
     
  15. tecnho macrumors 6502

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    Just based on the fact that there was obviously some kind of initial supply shortage, hopefully they surmount it and everything stabilizes even though global shipping picks up.
     
  16. hypno macrumors regular

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    Isn't there a decent chance that the 1.3 could get outperformed by the 1.1 anyway based on Anandtech findings? I don't know how much the Geekbench numbers would expose this, but on face value their results seem to show that the 1.3 may not be all that great because it's sitting in the exact same chassis as the 1.1.

    This is at the edge of my knowledge, but what are the thoughts here? That Apple has done something special for keeping the 1.2 and 1.3 chips from throttling?
     
  17. driftless, Apr 15, 2015
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    My guess is that Apple won't ramp up the 1.3s until the 1.1s and 1.2s are shipping within a reasonable time.
     
  18. tecnho macrumors 6502

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    I have modest aspirations performance-wise. I would gladly pay for the upgrade even if it only meant the 1.3 would run cooler when streaming- which is a substantial part of my use.
     
  19. tecnho macrumors 6502

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    Gotcha, hopefully it stays constant but I understand there is a possibility it might slip further. This is why I am trying to gather as much info as I can to possibly submit an order soon. One other factor I am considering regarding the 1.3 is battery life; Is there any reason to think there would be an appreciable difference?
     
  20. hypno macrumors regular

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    How is it going to run cooler streaming? The heat sink is exactly the same, right?
     
  21. No-Me macrumors 6502a

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    It could run cooler because it most likely throttles shorter than the 1.1 & 1.2 models.
     
  22. twynne thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Already ordered on the U.S. Site to pick up when visiting the parents next month, so will update this with progress. Just wondered if anyone else might have got one earlier. I'm showing mid-end May delivery right now.
     
  23. tecnho macrumors 6502

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    The simple fact that there is a difference in temp between the 1.1 and 1.2 can also be an indicator of things to come with the 1.3- without going into technical specs which are by no means my strong suit. I am going forward based on reason and other user's personal experiences so far (which I appreciate BTW)
     
  24. CaCohen0509 macrumors regular

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    Why must the gods be so cruel!!!!!!! It's a base model with the 1.3CPU upgrade

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  25. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    It still counts as a BTO. Not to mention that even the base models are backordered.
     

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