Mavericks supported models of Macbook

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  1. ashman70 macrumors 6502a

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    Just released, these are the models that will run Mavericks.



    MacBook (late 2008, 13-inch Aluminum and early 2009 or later)
     
  2. Hildegerd macrumors regular

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  3. Intell macrumors P6

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    The 2009 models till discontinuation are all plastic.
     
  4. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    I seriosuly think that Mavericks will be the last time MacBooks will be supported.
     
  5. MeUnix macrumors 6502

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    I agree with you, Mavericks will more than likely be the last supported OS X version for MacBook. :(

    Regardless, I will not get rid of my beloved alum MacBook until she passes on.
     
  6. Hildegerd macrumors regular

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    Too bad.
     
  7. jeehyun macrumors newbie

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    Me too

    Me too.
    This is one of reasons why I dislike apple.
    We can install windows 8 on even old netbook.
     
  8. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Now this is one thing that pissed me off. Windows 8 has the nice Metro interface for touch enabled computers. In the case of a MacBook with the glass trackpad, it works nicely.

    However, with Apple's idiotic settings/restrictions, a Late 2008 can't use Windows 8 or even 64-bit versions of Windows. Bear in mind, you can work around the 64-bit limitation, but not the Windows 8 one.
     
  9. Intell macrumors P6

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    Windows 8 has its own limitations. It requires a CPU is NX-bit. That excludes most Pentium 4's, even though they still have a few year left and run Windows 7 very well.
     
  10. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Pentium 4s are almost a decade old. It's about time they go. Besides, they are the worst thing ever (huge heat issues for a few GHz).
     
  11. Intell macrumors P6

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    Many people still use them. They weren't as bad as others make them out as being. They're quite hardy and able processors.
     
  12. Mac.User macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, that last of the P4's revision is still heavily used in offices for people that just do Office/Email/Internet work. With 4GB of RAM and a good 7200RPM or SSD HDD they still are very good machines for what they are used for. It is the early versions that were gorrid. I remember my 1.6GHz P4 Dell being a dog against a 900MHz PIII Gateway,

    I agree on the heat issues though, they are not energy efficient.
     
  13. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    True, but at this point, they are reaching a limit in terms of performance. Sure it'll run Windows 8, but how well?
     
  14. Intell macrumors P6

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    Most P4's can't run Windows 8, but the ones that can run it pretty well. On par with a Core or early Core2.
     
  15. vistadude macrumors 65816

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    They still sell a lot of Pentium computers, but they are not Pentium 4's. They are dual core and just a different name for newer chips which are on part with core i3's and i5's.
     
  16. Intell macrumors P6

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    The Pentiums that are sold now are not based on the Pentium 4 NetBurst microarchitecture, but the Core used in the CoreDuo and Core2Duo CPUs.
     
  17. BrettApple macrumors 65816

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    It is annoying, especially the Apple imposed 64-bit Bootcamp limitation. I mean yes it's easy to get around, I've done it countless times. But it's just pretty dumb. At the moment I've just gotten used to using Parallels because I only use it for a few Windows apps now vs playing games like I used to (Burnout Paradise, COD, HL2/Portal 2, etc.)

    And Windows 8 *can* run on the MacBook, I've done it too just for the heck of it. Hunting down all the proper drivers and manually installing many of them is the fun part. I took a picture on instagram about 5 months back with it running.

    http://instagram.com/p/YZPuCnSce0/

    And the new Pentiums are based off of the Ivy bridge or Sandy Bridge platform. Basically a stripped down i3, no hyperthreading, turbo boost, and slower graphics amongst other things.

    As to the Pentium 4, I have one of the later 775 socket Prescott models and it is running Windows 7 beautifully. As fast, if not faster, than XP. It's not a speed demon, but it works good for basic usage/office use. I also used Win 8 just for giggles for a while. It was faster, but I just cant stand the UI. Even if I do have to work with it all the time at work.
     

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