What is, and What does a REVISION A model mean???

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DUNCVILLE, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. DUNCVILLE macrumors member

    Nov 20, 2009
    I'm dying to buy a mbp but have read that there might be a new one on the way in jan, but then i see people saying that they'd never buy a revision a model - and they don't want to be guinea pigs.

    what does this mean????
  2. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816


    Jan 15, 2009
  3. DUNCVILLE thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 20, 2009
    Thanks for the link - i've scanned that page and still don't really understand it. can someone explain it please - i'd really appreciate it.
  4. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604


    May 28, 2005
    It's the first model of a new design, and usually has a lot of bugs in it.
  5. melman101 macrumors 68030

    Sep 3, 2009
    Revision A means it's the first model of new hardware / or new design. Sometimes they exhibit flaws cause they are the first model. I had rev a powerbook 12" g4 and it eventually died completely. it lasted a good while though and went threw hell. Had to ship it back a few times. But typically revision a's do have more problems then later revisions.
  6. DUNCVILLE thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 20, 2009
    Really useful advice folks thanks so much.

    Should maybe wait a few months after a new release hits the shelves?
  7. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    The current MacBook Pro models are way beyond Revision A. You can buy one and expect them to be fine. I have a Unibody MacBook that performs, even though considered a Rev A, perfectly. No problems and my battery hasn't even started to wither/die (it has 280 load cycles and 13 months and is at 4126mAh)
  8. Abstract macrumors Penryn


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    True, but if they were to make substantial upgrades to the screen res, and switch to a new line of cpus and graphics card, then I'd consider it a risk more similar to a rev A product. Anything more than a speed bump and harddrive upgrade makes it more rev A than rev D.

    If it's just a speed bump in January, then there should be no worries. :)

    Also, I can't blame the OP for being confused by the term rev A. A revision would imply thst it has been fixed or improved somehow. Technically, what we call a rev B product is actually the first revised version of that product, and should be considered rev A.

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