MBAir's vs. Lion OSX

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  1. CJUN26, Jul 13, 2011
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    CJUN26 macrumors newbie

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    I'm a first time mac user so is my mom. My mom has the macbook air and I have the 15" macbook pro. She bought mine for me June of last year 2010 and then she bought hers around Fall of 2010. Anyway, she has a macbook air and I just noticed that she only has:

    1.86GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor
    2GB memory (RAM).

    So my question is, fellas or ladies. Is my mom okay upgrading to lion osx? It'd be awesome to get some answers cos she bought a 30$ itune card about a month ago just waiting for this day to happen. lol :)

    Regards,
    CHRIS


    :apple: 15" (2010) Macbook Pro. 2.4GHz Intel Core i5. :apple:
    :apple: 4GB 1067 MHz DDR3. 10.6.8 Snow Leopard.:apple:
     
  2. Patriot24 macrumors 68030

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    Yes, she'll be fine. My bro has the same spec Air (Late 2010) and I put the GM version on it. It runs fine. No worries.
     
  4. CJUN26 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Whats GM? haha
     
  5. Vihzel macrumors 6502

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    guild master
     
  6. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

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    Is that like gold master?
     
  7. CJUN26 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have a battery usage question;

    I have a macbook pro:

    My count cycle is 284.
    My macbook pro is 15/16 months old.
    It's 15" macbook pro i5 4gb 2.4ghz.

    I tried asking at the macbook pro section no one's been helping me.
    How should I go about charging my laptop and not charging?
    My mom and I do the same thing, we leave our laptop in the charger 24/7 unless we're heading downstairs with our apples surfing the web on our couches with headphones. That's the only time we don't charge it. Are we doing it correctly? I've calibrated my battery last week. I don't know about her.

    Can someone give me an example of how I should do this? I've read the sites and all but still don't get it.
     
  8. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    Apple actually has a good page on batteries.

    http://www.apple.com/batteries/notebooks.html

    As for the original question about Lion and the Air, I would say you'll be fine. I'm running the Gold Master build on my Late 08 MacBook Air and it is okay. A bit slow, but it runs. The SSD's really help make up for the lack of RAM.
     
  9. Duke15 macrumors 6502

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    Or Gold Master
     
  10. Kyllle macrumors 6502

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    Charge it whenever you want to/whenever the battery dies. There's no certain time or battery percentage when you need to start charging.

    The only thing you can really do is make sure you do a full cycle (from max charge to completely drained) at least once a month or so. Other than that, use the battery as much or as little as you want.

    Obviously if you use it more, it will lose its capacity faster, but hey, what good is a laptop if you're always worried about plugging it in to save the battery.
     
  11. Mhaddy macrumors 6502

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    I'm about to do a transplant in the original Air: I have a new 64gb SSD from Renice and I'd like to know whether I should be putting on Lion or Snow Leopard from a performance point of view. Thoughts?
     
  12. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    Snow Leopard would run much better. The 1,1 MacBook Air just doesn't have the RAM or the processor for Lion.
     

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