MacBook Air & Leopard & already old:(

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by mrfabio, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. mrfabio macrumors member

    Apr 11, 2011
    Hi All,
    I bought a MacBook Air (my first mac!!) on January with top features (1800 €) and first I am very sorry to know that it is already old because of the soon refresh..but seconly I would sell it and then buy the new version.
    Before do that I would know if Lion will work well on the 2010 version, do you know it? did someone already try the betas on the Air 2010?

    Thanks in advance!!
  2. reclusive46 macrumors 65816


    Apr 14, 2011
    Well considering Apple did all the demos on a Macbook air :p I think it'll run just fine. Its not really anymore demanding than Snow Leopard.
  3. TC25 macrumors 68020

    Mar 28, 2011
    Was this also your first computer or electronics? New models with better features is a way of life and has been for decades.

    There are 3 types of Technology Purchasers;

    Version 1 - Buy when the new models first come out and complain about the price
    Version 2 - Buy just before the new models come out, then complain they should have waited.
    Version 3 - Buy what they need, when they need it and don't complain.

    The only time new software would not run on old hardware is when Apple dropped OSX support for their old PPC-based line of Macs.
  4. mrfabio thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 11, 2011
  5. brand macrumors 601


    Oct 3, 2006
    That is not entirely accurate. Lion officially requires a Core 2 Duo or greater processor. You can hack the software to run on Core Solo systems but it is definitely not supported.
  6. tbobmccoy macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Core Duo systems were dropped, ie 32bit processor architecture. Did Apple ever sell core solos?
  7. jclardy macrumors 68040


    Oct 6, 2008
    There were Core Solo Mac Minis when they first switched to intel.
  8. brand macrumors 601


    Oct 3, 2006
    All Intel Core Solo and Core Duo processors are not supported. Below is a list of Apple computers not supported by Lion along with the release date and processor type.

    January 2006 15" MacBook Pro with Intel Core Duo
    January 2006 17" iMac with Intel Core Duo
    January 2006 20" iMac with Intel Core Duo
    February 2006 Mac Mini with Intel Core Solo or Core Duo
    April 2006 17" MacBook Pro with Intel Core Duo
    May 2006 MacBook with Intel Core Duo
    May 2006 15" MacBook Pro with Intel Core Duo
    July 2006 17" iMac with Intel Core Duo
    September 2006 Mac Mini with Intel Core Duo
  9. Hankster macrumors 68020


    Jan 30, 2008
    Washington DC
    It's not old. If it can run everything you do then it's fine. Don't get into the mindset that you must have the lasted and greatest, it will never work in this age of technology turnover. There are people with the iPhone 3G/S who are very happy. My brother still uses the plastic MacBook from 2008 and he's very happy.

    And, yes Lion will work on a 2010 MBA.
  10. neteng101 macrumors 65816

    Jan 7, 2009
    Still very happy with my iPhone 3GS... and since iOS 5 is going to run on it, I'm still holding out for a true LTE/4G iPhone to appear. Not really interested in a 4GS if they release one, I want the iPhone 5!

    Ivy Bridge is my next possible MB upgrade... MBPs might get a full redesign next year, or maybe an IB MBA... this C2D does everything I need today. By then, we'll see what Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 has to offer... still waiting for someone to come out with a single connector docking solution via Thunderbolt (well, that, plus the separate power connection).

    Will get Lion though!
  11. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020


    May 9, 2008
    You bought it 6 months ago. That's a long time in the tech world.
    How is it 'already old'?
  12. mrfabio thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 11, 2011
    to be honest I investigated a bit more and I have to admit is was not correct said "already old" because I think that MBA will eventually exit in September/October..exactly one year after! so sorry for the mistake, I was confused by the facts that in Italy MBA came in november, I bought it only in january and used it not so much because a lot of work around the world with an usual windows thinkpad (t520 very great!) :)) it's why I suffered in hearing all these rumors!
    Glad to read all these comments (thanks Hankster) also because there is inside also something regarding iphone 3gs, my actual phone! and I am waiting for the 5 too:)

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