MBA should be able to handle Lion, correct?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by gonnabuyamacbsh, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. gonnabuyamacbsh macrumors 6502

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    just wondering. Even the 64gb 2gb ram 11"?

    will it be larger or smaller than snow leopard?
     
  2. kemperman macrumors regular

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    I don't see why not as the MBA is less than 6 months old. I fully expect my last gen 24" iMac to as well
     
  3. ditosou macrumors member

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    1st - obvisouly.

    2nd - dont care... it will be in the same order of magnitude.
     
  4. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    No Apple are evil and they released computers in October 2010 that are utterly obsolete in Summer 2011.......



    ;)



    But in all seriousness. Yes your MBA should be fine for Lion, no one knows about install size, but you can always shave off a few gigabytes of installation size by custom installing, and getting rid of printer drivers and foreign languages.
     
  5. mr0c macrumors regular

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    no, once a lion sinks it's jaws into a MBA it's be toast, have you see the fangs on a lion?
    :p

    In all seriousness, I don't think the OS upgrade will be a huge jump in size, I'd be more worried about running out of space for other files etc if you had the 64GB MBA.
     
  6. Davichi macrumors 6502

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    it will run, but will it run smoothly? that's up to Steve. Wait.. he is not there. He is on break. No, it won't run.
     
  7. vincenz macrumors 601

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    It definitely should be able to. No way apple would release a computer and then half a year later release an OS that can't run on it.
     
  8. hfg macrumors 68040

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    The Snow Leopard installation is only 12-20 GB in size, depending on apps installed, so there is considerable room available on a 64 GB disk (unless you have huge music or photo libraries). I doubt Lion will be significantly different in installed size, so you will be fine.
     
  9. fs454 macrumors 65816

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    All of Apple's Lion promo pics are displayed running on a 2010 MBA.


    topic over.
     
  10. topmounter macrumors 68020

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    Lion has been running fine on the iPad, so it should be fine on the MBA :D
     
  11. yegon macrumors 68020

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    In a similar vein, Snow Leopard runs like a dream on the 06 Macbook I sold to my mate!
     

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