Lion on MBA Rev B?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by nph, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. nph macrumors 6502a

    Feb 9, 2005
    Has anyone upgraded a rev B MBA to Lion?
    Was there any change when it comes to:
    - Speed
    - Heat
    - Battery life

    Did you feel it was worth any potential drawback if there was any?

  2. Cynicalone macrumors 68040


    Jul 9, 2008
    Okie land
    I had the 2,1 1.86Ghz SSD model with 2GB of RAM running Lion. It was my test machine all threw the development of Lion.

    With the final build it would run okay, but it is much slower than Snow Leopard. The lack of RAM led to a lot of beach balls. 2GB is the bear minimum for Lion and it really shows on the older Airs.
  3. Dataslave macrumors newbie


    Apr 26, 2008
    I put Lion on a RevA and it runs like a dream. The only drawback is the hoops you have to jump through to get Coolbook running.
  4. nph thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 9, 2005
  5. Didde macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2011
    Hey Dataslave! How did you get coolbook running on Lion?
  6. 2IS macrumors 68030

    Jan 9, 2011
    I'd like to know too!
  7. peterb69 macrumors member

    Oct 14, 2008
    Pushing this one back to the top.

    I have a RevB 1.86 128SSD 2MB ram. Those with similar setups and have installed Lion, how is it working?

  8. Synaesthesia242 macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2009
    MacBook Air Rev.A 1.6ghz here, 80gb HDD. Lion runs great, just as well as Snow Leopard did. Gonna upgrade to a 128gb SSD though, it will make things a lot faster ...

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