feb 2013 revision

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mitchellm, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. mitchellm macrumors newbie

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    what was revised besides the small cpu bump in the feb 2013 models? i noticed they are showing up now in the refurb store. are you guaranteed a good screen with these? didn't they change the insides a bit also for better cooling?
     
  2. tgi macrumors 65816

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  3. lianlua, Aug 12, 2013
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    As far as performance or specifications, nothing at all. There were some part number changes, but zero upgrades other than the CPU.
    No more or less so than the 2013 models. Any refurb that fails the IR test gets a replacement panel, which comes from the same parts bin in either model.
    Nope. No part changes to the cooling system.

    The problems with the early production runs of the 2012 are because they're early production runs. At this point, that's not an issue unless you're buying private party, in which case AppleCare is generally a good idea anyway if you don't know exactly what you're getting.

    It will probably be a bit more valuable in resale later down the road, but certainly not $270 more. Do you want to save a little more cash or have bragging rights with the speedbump? That's really all it comes down to.
     
  4. nickandre21 macrumors 6502a

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    the fans on my 15inch 2013 retina look different from the early 2012 ones (aluminum added onto it)
    just like in this 13inch retina tear down pic fro ifixit.

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    Not sure what does this add to it.
    I do not have a pentalobe screw drive to open up and show you but i seen it on mine at the AASP
     
  5. lianlua macrumors 6502

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    The part number is unchanged, which means the specification is unchanged. Appearance might vary from unit to unit, but whether aluminum was added isn't clear. It could just be a manufacturer/supplier variance.
     
  6. bkribbs macrumors 65816

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    Did you forget a not or is it actually worth 270 more?
     
  7. tgi macrumors 65816

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    I think they meant not 270 more. I do agree, it will have slightly higher resale value though.
     
  8. bkribbs macrumors 65816

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    Yeah but a couple years from now, if you had spent the 270 on a higher spec 2012 then a "newer" 2013 lower spec, I would think the 2012 would have higher resale value.
     
  9. tgi macrumors 65816

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    Well of course, but we were comparing 2012 base vs 2013 base.
     
  10. bkribbs macrumors 65816

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    Yeah I just meant that you should save it or spec up the old ones.
     
  11. lianlua macrumors 6502

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    Yes, sorry, there's a missing "not" there. You won't make that $270 back on the resale, even including the prorated value of the faster CPU for the time you do own it.
     

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