MacBookPro4,1 - 2,2 - and 1,1

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Steve.P.JobsFan, Jun 26, 2013.

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    Steve.P.JobsFan

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    Hey all,

    I'm considering buying a MacBook Pro off eBay. But, I was wondering if any of the three I was eyeing could run Mavericks, or at the least ML or Lion.

    One of them is a MacBookPro1,1 with a 2.0 GHz Core Duo & 1 GB RAM

    Another one is a MacbookPro2,2 with a 2.33 GHz C2D & 2GB RAM.
    (This one also has all the original packaging and accessories, and has a brand new Apple battery with 10 cycles on it.)

    The last one is a MacBookPro4,1 with a 2.5 GHz C2D and 4GB RAM.


    The 4,1 system from Gazelle seems to be the best offer, with the fastest processor and the most RAM -- but I kinda like the 2,2 system because it has a brand new OEM replacement battery, and all the original packaging.


    Will any of these systems run Mavericks?

    (Also, I'm making a thread in the buying section for general advice on best bang for buck, since this isn't the place to ask.)
     
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    I installed OS X Mavericks on a Macbook Pro 4.1 and it works well (much better than ML).
     
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    Ah. :eek:


    I wish that 2,2 could run it. Like I said, I love that it has a brand new battery and all the packaging. But I would like ML too...

    Humex, do you (or simsala) really notice any feature differences between ML and Lion? It's been too long since I've used Lion.

    I really only care about iCloud integration. I'm sure I'm forgetting something else I would care about, too.... :p
     
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    In all honesty, I was surprised at the speed of Lion (I liked this version). Mountain Lion (10.8.4 looked more stable) I found more greedy but Mavericks looks more optimized.
    I have a SSD (but SATA bridled = 1.5 Gbps) and 6GB RAM, and sometimes there are latencies.
    For iCloud: OS X Lion 10.7.4, OS X and OS X ML Mavericks.
     

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