update to Yosemite?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by btothekal, Nov 11, 2015.

  1. btothekal macrumors newbie

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    Hello,
    I have a MacBook Air from back in 2010 - 2011, it has 2GBs of RAM and I am not sure if updating it to Yosemite would be a good improvement in speed or not. I know that Yosemite has been out for sometime now. I am just not sure how good it would be on this MacBook Air with only 2GBs of RAM. Please help out.
     
  2. flowrider macrumors 601

    flowrider

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    Couple of quotes from 2011 MBA owners:

    Lou
     
  3. cerberusss macrumors 6502a

    cerberusss

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    System requirements haven't changed as far as I know. I don't think it'll run any faster, nor will it run any slower.

    But besides, why don't you try it out? I think it's possible to do a full system restore from a Time Machine backup.
     
  4. garirry macrumors 68000

    garirry

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    Is it running Lion or later? Then yes, you should upgrade hands down. Is it running Snow Leopard? Backup your data using Time Machine, upgrade, and if you don't like it, restore to the old backup.
     
  5. Meister Suspended

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    From my experience El Capitan works very well on:

    • machines with an ssd
    • machines with an hdd and a lot of ram
    It does not work as well on machines with 2gb ram and an hdd. With those machines I'd stick to ML.

    Since your macbook is a recent one with an ssd I'd recommend El Capitan.
     
  6. rambo47 macrumors 6502a

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    Only 2GB of RAM may be problematic. I have a 4GB MBA 2010 model and it runs El Capitan beautifully.
     

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