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cali shot doc
Jul 27, 2012, 08:34 PM
I'm debating whether or not I should upgrade to mountain lion. I have a "mid 2010 13in macbook pro 2.4GHz intel core 2 duo with 8gb 1067 Mhz DDR3" and i'm wondering if the key features i'm interested in will work. I like the dictation, power nap, and airplay features but will it work on my computer?

I like the documents in the cloud feature too but does that only work with pages, keynote and numbers? Or will it work with Office apps too because i mainly use word and excel?


I know $20 bucks isn't alot but i'm a student and don't want to waste my time or money if Mountain Lion won't be worth it.

Thanks for any help



Dragoro
Jul 27, 2012, 08:51 PM
If your comp meets reqs, dictation will work. You can put your office docs in cloud manually, not sure if ya can set it to do it automatically. Powernap only works with comps that have a ssd drive that comes from apple. No idea about air play.

ideal.dreams
Jul 27, 2012, 08:52 PM
I say upgrade...ML is DEFINITELY faster and much more responsive for me than Lion was and that's on a Mid-2009 MacBook Pro. It's definitely an improvement from Lion.

Dictation is awesome and I'm pretty sure that your MBP will support power nap, provided that you have an Apple branded SSD. However, from your given specs, it doesn't look like it'll support the new AirpPlay mirroring - it requires a newer processor (ivy or sandy bridge I believe); on the fly encoding is really CPU intensive and only the newer processors can handle it.

cali shot doc
Jul 27, 2012, 08:54 PM
If your comp meets reqs, dictation will work. You can put your office docs in cloud manually, not sure if ya can set it to do it automatically. Powernap only works with comps that have a ssd drive that comes from apple. No idea about air play.

have you upgraded? is it worth it?

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I say upgrade...ML is DEFINITELY faster and much more responsive for me than Lion was and that's on a Mid-2009 MacBook Pro. It's definitely an improvement from Lion.

Dictation is awesome, I'm pretty sure that your MBP will support power nap but I'm not sure on the new AirPlay mirroring - it requires a newer processor since encoding is pretty CPU intensive.
sounds good. I just have to bite the bullet and hit buy i think lol

ideal.dreams
Jul 27, 2012, 08:57 PM
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sounds good. I just have to bite the bullet and hit buy i think lol

I updated my post above about the new AirPlay; it won't work on your MBP because the processor is too out of date. On the fly encoding is very CPU intensive and requires a newer processor that can handle it.

Darien Red Sox
Jul 27, 2012, 08:57 PM
I say upgrade...ML is DEFINITELY faster and much more responsive for me than Lion was and that's on a Mid-2009 MacBook Pro. It's definitely an improvement from Lion.

+1, Just the performance difference is worth more than the $20 you pay.

Dragoro
Jul 27, 2012, 09:02 PM
Yeah I upgraded. Well worth it in my opinion.

cali shot doc
Jul 27, 2012, 09:19 PM
How did you guys upgrade? Did you do a clean install or just install from the app store?

trustme
Jul 27, 2012, 09:25 PM
Why are there like 15 threads on this same topic?