Mavericks iLife/iWork on late 2009 MacBook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by DaveTheRave, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. DaveTheRave macrumors 6502a

    May 22, 2003
    My 2009 MacBook has 4 GB of RAM and still has the 2009 version of iLife. Wondering how well it would do with the new Mavericks apps. On another thread I read of slowdowns. Also noticed the new versions are huge programs. Will my MacBook choke on them?
  2. vistadude macrumors 65816

    Jan 3, 2010
    It's not that the performance of iwork on mavericks is terrible, but office 2011 is way faster. So I see no point of using iWork if office is much better and a lot faster.
  3. 53kyle macrumors 65816


    Mar 27, 2012
    Sebastopol, CA
    What?? Office 2011 takes forever to open on my mac and iWork is only a few seconds. Other than that, what kind of speed difference would you possibly see between the two? In what situations would iWork be slower?
  4. HIMAN1998 macrumors 6502


    Jan 24, 2013
    Richmond, VA
    I use both Office 2011 and the new iWork on my MacBook. I use iWork if I don't need to send the file to a PC, but if I absolutely need the file on a PC too, I use Office. On mine, iWork is much better in terms of speed, but in usability, Office is better.

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