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

DUNCVILLE

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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????
 

DUNCVILLE

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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.
 

melman101

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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.
 

DUNCVILLE

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Really useful advice folks thanks so much.

Should maybe wait a few months after a new release hits the shelves?
 

jav6454

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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)
 

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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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