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nph

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I have a Macbook 12 2017 which I absolutely love. Bought it this spring and gave my MBP 15 to my son.
Currently running Mojave and it is working fine as long as I don't have tons of Safari windows open, then battery drains a bit.
Considering Catalina now that third release is out. Anybody taken Catalina yet and can say how performance is on Macbook?
I have great battery life and actually reach the 10 hours promised by Apple so I don't want to jeopardize that or get less performance.

Any feedback on Catalina so far?

Thanks
 

mj_

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May 18, 2017
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I've had it running on my 2017 base model MacBook (m3/8GB/256GB) since about a week or so after initial release and have not run into any issues yet. Battery life is as great as it was, and so is performance. I cannot tell a difference.

That said I was running High Sierra before because I've had massive issues with Mojave on my iMac and decided to skip that release entirely.
 

DNAppleGold

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Apr 9, 2009
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2017 Mb Base model but for 16g of ram. No issues on Catalina. If anything it feels snappier but this could be subjective.
 

nph

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What about battery life, same? Currently I get ~10h which is the best after my old MacBook Air.
 

FilmIndustryGuy

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May 12, 2015
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Manhattan Beach, CA
check your read and write speeds. if they aren't around 1300 I'd to a clean wipe and install of Catalina. This made it snappier for me. Also I prefer Catalina due to dark mode.
 
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