Mavericks on mid 2009 MacBook Air ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Latamac, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. Latamac macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone,

    I have a mid 2009 MacBook Air (2MB Ram, 128 GB HD), running Snow Leopard. I am wondering if I should upgrade to Mavericks, or if I should just stay put with SL. Has anyone with the same or a similar computer upgraded, and if so, can you tell me about your experience?

    Also, if I do upgrade to Mavericks and decide that I don't like it, am I right to think that it should be easy enough to just wipe out my HD and do a restore from my last Time Machine Backup under Snow Leopard?

    Thanks in advance for everyone's help.
     
  2. Jacksonc macrumors 6502

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    Mavericks is great! If you want to downgrade, restoring from time machine should be easy.
     
  3. mpantone macrumors 6502

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    My strong hunch is that 2GB of RAM will not provide an enjoyable Mavericks user experience. I use Lion on an old MacBook (circa 2006) that has 4GB RAM and I wouldn't be caught dead using this thing with only 2GB of RAM. And that's with an OS that debuted over two years ago.

    But if you have a Time Machine backup, who cares? Go for it, you can always revert back to the previous OS from your Time Machine snapshot.
     
  4. robvas macrumors 68020

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    Would be nice to see benchmarks of 2GB vs 4GB vs 8GB between Mountain Lion and Mavericks.
     

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