Late 2008 Air with ML?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by jafingi, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. jafingi macrumors 65816

    jafingi

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    Hi,

    I'm thinking of buying a late 2008 MacBook Air really really cheap. It has a 2GHz processor and 2GB ram.

    Do you think it will run ML fine? Or would I be better off using Snow Leopard? I will only use it for simple browsing and some school work (primarily math software).

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. KPOM macrumors G5

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    It is capable of running Mountain Lion, but just barely (as the early 2008 MacBook Air does not). Does it have a hard drive or an SSD? If the latter, you might try giving Mountain Lion a try. Otherwise, Snow Leopard may be a better choice.

    I believe the top processor on the late 2008 Air was a 1.86GHz Core 2 Duo. It had the NVIDIA 9400m integrated graphics processor. I had one with an SSD (slow by today's standards, but still better than the hard drive), and it worked well for me for 2 years, but I noticed a big leap in performance even with the late 2010s, and certainly with the newer versions.
     
  3. brbubba macrumors 6502

    brbubba

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    How cheap is really really cheap? Price is really the dependent factor here.
     

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