Is El Capitan worth installing on MBP late 2011

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by Ripcrod, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. Ripcrod macrumors regular

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    I have 4GB ram and i am wondering of it is worth installing El CAptian
    Somehow feel Yosemite lags compared to Mavericks
     
  2. Aneef macrumors regular

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    Yes. But you could always revert back to Yosemite if El Capitan feels laggy.
     
  3. Sekelani macrumors 6502

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    I got a MBP 2010 model and El Capitan works great so far. For me, it feels more snappy then Yosemite. But I think you should really consider an upgrade. In my world, 8GB of ram is already on the slim side. If you don't have an SSD, this would be mandatory. The new hardware is faster because of this single reason. CPU and GPUs did not make such a substantial leap then the hard drive technology. My advice: Get a Samsung SSD and top off you Ram to 8 or 16GB.
    Its a small invest for at least 2 or even 3 more years usage.
     
  5. Ripcrod thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks. Will do that. I hope I can update the RAM someday
     
  6. HighRes15 macrumors member

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    I have a 2010 MBP, but I upgraded to 8GB RAM and an SSD years ago. El Capitan feels smoother than Yosemite to far.
     
  7. Max(IT) Suspended

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    Same notebook here (but I have 8 Gb of RAM), and I skipped Yosemite.
    Going from Maverick to EL Capitan was flawless and great.
     
  8. Max(IT) Suspended

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    what are you waiting for ? RAM is cheap, and the Late11 MBP is still a powerful notebook with 8 Gb of RAM and an SSD mounted.
     
  9. AFEPPL macrumors 68020

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    I've just run it on parents MBA and it crashed the machine, machine started looping and I've restored via time machine. It's now trying to restart the download and is saying 4hours (strange it only took 15mins on the MBP).

    I've got it on one of my 3 MBPs, not feeling it right now. I'm struggling to see anything worthy of note.(but early days!)
     
  10. mykelala01 macrumors 6502

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    If you can run Yosemite.. you can run El Capitan... I guess El Capitan is like the Snow Leopard from Leopard and Mountain Lion from Lion
     

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