might buy this how hard would it b to run sierra

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by jdasikainen, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. jdasikainen macrumors 6502

    jdasikainen

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    http://littlerock.craigslist.org/ele/5774700999.html

    i know its unsupported hard ware but was just curious as i might pick this up as I'm in need of a new laptop after my MacBook pro 2012 quit on me back in january and I'm sick of the windows laptop i have windows is meant for gaming i need os x/macos to get real work done
     
  2. redheeler macrumors 603

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    You need to find out if that's a MacBook Air 1,1 (Original) or 2,1 (Late 2008/Mid 2009). The latter can run Sierra, I know because I've installed it on mine, but it requires an AirPort card upgrade for WiFi to work. You also need to find out if it's an SSD or HDD model, they shipped with 4200RPM HDDs and these are painfully slow on a modern version of MacOS. I had to upgrade mine with an SSD.

    The thinness/lightness of the older model Airs really does come at the cost of performance. At this point you might be better off looking for something like a white MacBook, even a Late 2009/Mid 2010 unibody model can be purchased for that price and you get full Sierra support.
     
  3. Takuro macrumors 6502

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    That craigslist post is kind of lazy. No specs mentioned at all. Ask him to open the System Report app in the utilities folder, then click File > Save to export it to a file he can share. This will give you all the details at once.
     
  4. jdasikainen thread starter macrumors 6502

    jdasikainen

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    ok thats what il do i had a real nice 2012 MacBook pro non retina i7 8gb ram 1gb gtx 650 but it went out on me and had to sell it for parts can't see to upgrade due to my vision been on a 17inch dell that a family member bought me not knowing i preferred macs nice laptop i just miss os x and the build quality that entailed OS X/MacOS is so much better for everything other then my gaming
     

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