1. thomas217's Avatar
    New here and just purchased a new SP3 i5/256. question is how or were can you tell the date SP3 was made.
    Thank you
    12-30-2014 04:19 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    I suppose its possible, but I don't know for sure if you can.

    Why is it a concern? It's not exactly a situation where you can just go around like at the supermarket trying to get the more recent pack of bagels or whatnot.
    12-30-2014 04:26 PM
  3. anon(7901790)'s Avatar
    I suppose you could trace the serial#. I just don't understand the point.
    12-30-2014 09:10 PM
  4. CliveSinclair's Avatar
    I've had my SP3 for just over 4 weeks now. Before ordering, I was concerned about the heat, fan, throttling issues previously reported. I know someone who works in Quality on the SP3 at a factory. He said minor hardware changes are a common thing - the most recent being a change to the fan design and type of paste used to bond the fan to the CPU. The last changes he knew were done in September.

    In this respect, it's handy to know the 'birth date' of a device. I guess some retailers, might have had certain models on their shelves for sometime. This makes a case for ordering direct from Microsoft, or a retailer with high turnover.
    kekos likes this.
    12-31-2014 02:10 PM

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