New MacBook Air without Mavericks ???

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  1. davidgnomo macrumors 6502a

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    I bought today a MacBook Air and it came without Mavericks ... is it normal ??? Do I have to fear they sold me an old machine ? How do I know if it's the last release of a Macbook or if they sold me a previous generation cpu machine ?
     
  2. ohbrilliance macrumors 6502a

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    Click on the Apple Menu, then About This Mac, then More Info…
    What does it say under MacBook Air? There should be a description of the model, followed by processor and graphics info (both of which should differentiate the model).
     
  3. davidgnomo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Macbook Air 13 inches, mid 2013

    Processor 1,3 Ghz Intel Core I5

    Memory 4 Gb 1600 Mhz DDR3
     
  4. ohbrilliance macrumors 6502a

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    That's all good then. You just got a model produced before Mavericks was launched. You can upgrade for free.
     
  5. Mac.User macrumors 6502

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    All that means is that it was on the shelf for a few months before you bought it. Nothing to worry about.
     
  6. Gochugogi macrumors regular

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    I ordered a build to order Mini i7 at Mavericks launch and it shipped with OS 10.8.3. I assumed it would come with 10.9 since it was hot off the line but they must had a backlog of pre-configured OS 10.8.3 Fusion drives in the factory. I upgraded to 10.9 immediately but probably should have waited for 10.91 or 10.92. Mavericks works fine for most things but is a little more buggy than 10.85 (e.g., FW drives won't sleep).
     

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