Rev. A Question

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Shot22, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. Shot22 macrumors regular

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    I'm planning to buy the new MacBook (or MBP) if it ever comes out. But, I was wondering, what is Apple's history with the first generation of a new computer? Are there typically lots of issues?

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  2. Chandler Adaway macrumors 6502a

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    Pretty much with anything, the first revisions are likely to mess up.
    Some of Apple's products are known to do that.

    Though, that wouldn't stop 99 percent of people buying one.

    As long as you have Apple Care, your good to go.
     
  3. isauce macrumors regular

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    Exactly. I am going to buy the MB revision, but if it fails I will have applecare.
     
  4. Shot22 thread starter macrumors regular

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    With, Apple Care, they'll replace the laptop if there's a major defect, correct?
     
  5. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Not necessarily. They'll try to isolate and repair the problem first.
     
  6. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Put it this way i have a rev A MBP the first ones out that i keep as a spare ( but often still use ) and to this day it's not been back in for repair once & still runs like the day i bought it, maybe i just got lucky i dunno
     
  7. Thiol macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed. I was very happy with my Rev A MacBook when they first made the Intel transition. All revisions will have problems. The standard deviation of encountering a problem is so high in all cases that I wouldn't necessarily bet to be more safe with a later revision...
     
  8. isauce macrumors regular

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    True. However with any changes I believe they try to address it so it won't happen in the new design. Again, this forum itself isn't a voice for every Mac customer. Generally, anything bad happens is usually posted in this forum than good. So, take it with a grain of salt and buy it.
     
  9. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Design change or not, it's always a new generation, so the only first generation will be the first time MacBooks were introduced. ;)
     
  10. isauce macrumors regular

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    True! :D Keep in mind not everyone have issues with their laptops, so buy with confidence.
     

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