New or refurb MBA rev A?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by nph, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. nph macrumors 6502a

    Feb 9, 2005
    I have seen a lot of posts now where most people who have bought the refurb MBA rev A are happy with it and it seems they addressed most of the issues that plagued the first MBA generation towards the end.

    Question since it is still possible to get a 'new' MBA rev A for almost the same price as the refurbs do you think they are better than the first batch that came out with overheating primarily? Or is it only the refurbed ones that Apple have fixed?
  2. stownsend3 macrumors member

    May 9, 2008
    I don't think you'll have to worry about it. With the refurb you'll get the same warranty you would if you managed to find an unopened Rev A, and less likely to deal with heat issues. If you get a refurb and it's overheating on you, send it back for another.
  3. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
  4. mshaf macrumors member

    Feb 5, 2009
    Rev A refurb all the way. I'm pretty sure mine was brand new.
  5. kinkster macrumors 6502a

    Sep 15, 2008
    Most of the problems have been fixed but you still have somewhat limited power compared to the Rev B.

    I have a rev A and rev B. The rev A doesn't have any heat issues, video issues, etc. Most of it's been solved through software updates it seems. It does have a loose hinge but it's over a year old, while the refurbs probably haven't had nearly as much use in most cases.

    there aren't any refurb rev Bs yet.
  6. Miker2k macrumors regular

    Feb 2, 2009
    I don't regret the Rev A Refurb purchase 1 bit. If you have the extra cash buy the B but if you're on a budget go with the A.

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