Lion on MBA Rev B?

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

  1. nph macrumors 6502a

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    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?

    Thanks
     
  2. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    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

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    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

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  5. Didde macrumors newbie

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

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    I'd like to know too!
     
  7. peterb69 macrumors member

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    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?

    Thanks
     
  8. Synaesthesia242 macrumors member

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    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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