How's ML running on MBA 11"

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by thestickman, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

    Nov 21, 2010
    Jacksonville, FL
    Curious how the basic apps like Safari, Quicktime & iTunes are working thus far on the $999 version of the MBA with ML. Will 2 gb of RAM be enough for basic tasks like surfing, mail watching streaming video?
  2. macrumors member

    Apr 10, 2009
    ML uses about 1.2 GB RAM after booting and the fast SSD access rates compensate swap file usage quite a bit (just like in Lion). I'd say it doesn't perform much worse than Lion. Just keep in mind that ML DP2 is a beta version that still contains some bugs.

    However, I strongly suggest to create a bootable Lion USB Installer Thumb Drive because the ML installer overwrites your current Lion recovery partition with a ML recovery partition.
  3. macrumors 68020


    Mar 19, 2012
    The more RAM you have, the more the operating system will use. 2gb of RAM should be enough for the tasks you listed.

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