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

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  1. DUNCVILLE macrumors member

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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????
     
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  3. DUNCVILLE thread starter macrumors member

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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.
     
  4. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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

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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.
     
  6. DUNCVILLE thread starter macrumors member

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    Really useful advice folks thanks so much.

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

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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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