Rev A Apple laptops

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  1. Chic0 macrumors 6502

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    hey guys

    my Powerbook G4 has been on its last legs ever since my cousin decided to pour coke onto it :-s I plan to buy new laptop anyway once these new potential redesigned macbook Pros come out.

    I will be buying one of these new laptops, but what are peoples experiences with Rev A models? Is there a high risk something will go wrong with it or is it just 'luck of the draw'........bit like when you buy a car.?

    With potential problems occuring, would you recommend me taking out Apple Care as well?

    Any thoughts or info would be great.

    thanks
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    They are no different than any of the others, and you have AppleCare, so everything is covered.
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I wouldn't have any additional concern on "Revision A" computer hardware.
     
  4. mathcolo macrumors 6502a

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    I'd say go ahead and do Rev A and also buy AppleCare. :apple: computers aren't problem free:D.
     
  5. MowingDevil macrumors 68000

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    I disagree completely. Revision A models of almost anything from cars to laptops are well KNOWN to be the most buggy of all releases. They are expected to have a teething period.

    Some of the best Apple products are the final releases before a complete overhaul/revision ....ie the final black PowerBooks (was it Pismo?) before they went titanium. Also the final G5 machines before Intel are said to be great machines. The final PowerMac towers 9600/300 were amazing machines w/ the ultimum expandability. I had one & it never broke down....those things had a dozen RAM slots, came w/ a built in Zip drive & had room for a handful of other drives. From what I've seen is just about the end of a line Apple tends to get things right and have worked out all the kinks. If Apple can fix this Nvidia issue then that laptop will be the one to get!

    Yes, still get AppleCare regardless.
     
  6. Firefly2002 macrumors 65816

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    Just like to point out that the final pre-G3s were the PM 9600/350 :D
     
  7. MowingDevil macrumors 68000

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    Even better! :p
     
  8. Chic0 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks guys. general opinion is to get applecare so i probably will this time. Cant wait to get new mbp!
    Saying that though, I have had powerbooks for about 4-5 years now and never had things go wrong with them.....well....until now that is. ;)
     
  9. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    who says the next version is going to be a Rev A ?

    do you consider Santa Rose or Penryn Rev A?

    MB Air is Rev A

    i wouldn't consider any new MBP a rev A product

    unless it has some major new feature that no notebook before has had, such as all of the new tech in the Air
     
  10. donga macrumors 6502a

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    and the only reason something went wrong was because of the coke, and not the apple craftsmanship.

    takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'... ;)
     
  11. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Yeah, get applecare....

    Just don't let your cousin near the computer ever again!!:D
     
  12. squeeks macrumors 68040

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