Keep 2016 Macbook on El Capitan or upgrade to Sierra?

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  1. blackberrycubed macrumors 6502a

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    All,

    I am trying to figure out if El capitan works better on the macbook vs the new Sierra. I am currently running the latest El Capitan on it and have no complains.

    Those of who you have experience with both on this machine what do you recommend from your experience ?

    Thanks!
     
  2. viperGTS macrumors 65816

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    I'm running Sierra and have experienced no issues yet.
     
  3. blackberrycubed thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nice.

    Any lag issues? Stutters in GUI ?
     
  4. fisherking macrumors 603

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    i kept el cap on my 2016 MB for 2 days, then moved to sierra. can't say i see much 'obvious' differences. but sierra's been fast and stable here, my main concerns (always). and i'm running all the betas...
     
  5. blackberrycubed thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ok, just wanted to make sure there is no reason to hold back on to el capitan due to issues or limitations.
     
  6. fisherking macrumors 603

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    it's an endless cycle; some people have stellar experiences on a new OS, others have problems (for a variety of reasons). so, there's no absolute certainty that your experience will be better (or, of course, worse).

    you have no complaints? then move to sierra if you have a reason for it; at least, have a plan in case you want to roll back to el cap.
     
  7. pojo1806 macrumors 68000

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    Mine is running great, no problems at all.
     
  8. evec macrumors regular

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    Sierra Safari had some performance issue and not stable as El.
    However, USB 3.0 had huge problem in El.Captain, so upgrade will better.
     
  9. fisherking macrumors 603

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    right... true for you. i've experienced neither problem (usb in el cap, safari performance issues in sierra). are you running any 3rd-party extensions in sierra?
     
  10. evec macrumors regular

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    Only JAVA and Flash extensions installed and default not use
     
  11. fisherking macrumors 603

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    you have lots of things you could try: reinstall the OS.
    try the safari tech preview installs https://developer.apple.com/safari/technology-preview/
    try making a test user account, use safari there.

    whatever's happening for you isn't happening for everyone, so might be worth looking into. good luck with it!
     
  12. blackberrycubed thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks all, upgraded to Sierra, so far so good.
     
  13. viperGTS macrumors 65816

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    Very little, if any at all. Any that I experience I'm sure to have experienced in El Capitan too.
     
  14. asoksevil macrumors 6502

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    I don't usually update to the latest OS until the new one is out, so right now I'm sticking to El Capitán until Sierra is done updating itself with patches. El Cap is fluid, flawless and no stuttering whatsoever. Sierra doesn't provide me any new features that I can possibly use.
     

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