2010 MBA 1.6C2D 4GB - Yosemite? Or Stick with Mavericks?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by biosci, Oct 19, 2014.

  1. biosci macrumors 6502a

    Apr 16, 2010
    Chicagoland, IL
    As the subject states. I don't think this model supports any of the main continuity/handoff features of Yosemite anyway but I was wondering if you guys thought that it would be best to leave it Mavericks vs. Upgrading it to Yosemite. Computer will only be used for internet use/streaming of movies via netflix/youtube and email.

    It was my mobile workhorse (or pony basically) but I'm thinking of giving it to my Mom to use to replace her even older White Macbook.

  2. FuNGi, Oct 20, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2014

    FuNGi macrumors 65816


    Feb 26, 2010
    You only need 2GB to run Yosemite. I put Yosemite on my late 2010 MBA (1.86Ghz/4GB) and it seems to be running just fine. It's too early to tell if the battery life will benefit but one of the key features presented with Yosemite is the increased battery life on Safari/Netflix. This sounds to me like you would benefit on your 11" MBA.
  3. tom4444 macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2010
    If your is 11' then I have the exact same model. Yosemite runs fine, without any problems, (except Apple Shake that was working in Mavericks and in yosemite it doesn't - that makes me sad and angry :) )
    Mavericks is pretty good and for this kind of use it is no big difference.
    But why not upgrade when it's free? Still there are features like icloud drive, new design etc. It's up to you...
  4. biosci thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 16, 2010
    Chicagoland, IL
    Sounds good. I'll give it a go then. Thanks for letting me know of what you guys found out.
  5. calvol macrumors 6502a

    Feb 3, 2011
    I'm sticking with Snow Leopard, afraid to take the leap, might break something!

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