Latest Mac Mini that runs Lion without hack?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by GameGuru38, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. GameGuru38 macrumors regular

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    I know this is a weird question but I do have a reason. Currently I have a 2007 Mac Mini that is stuck at Lion and I am attempting to see (and I am blogging about it) if Lion is completely workable in 2016 for everything you need to get done. I am having fun doing this but I do wish my Mac Mini had a little more oompf. It is already maxed out on RAM and has an SSD so I think I need to just move up to a faster Mac Mini that can still install Lion natively. What was the last Mac Mini that shipped with Lion?
     
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  3. GameGuru38 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok I found it out I believe, looks like 2011 was the last year it shipped with Lion so I can run it natively on there it looks like. I think I am going to go with the i5 2.5GHz over the i7 server because of the better video chip, roughly twice as powerful but only half the cores. In the log run I think two cores with a better video chip will do me better for what i do.
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    Doh thanks, I knew I should have refreshed before finishing my post. Thanks for the info, yeah that is the site I used. Good site!
     

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