Upgrade to OSX ML?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Bilalo, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. Bilalo macrumors 6502

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    Is it ok or better to upgrade a late 2011 MBP 13" 2.4 GhZ intel Core i5, 4 GB ram 1333 MhZ DDR3, intel HD graphics 3000 384 MB to mountain lion up from lion or will it be slower and give worse results? THANK YOU!!!!!!!! :D
     
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  3. Bilalo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What does that mean? I do upgrade or not? :p
     
  4. throAU macrumors 601

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    I upgraded from Lion (no clean install yet) and have zero issues. Even VMware Fusion continued to work just fine.

    ML is faster/better than Lion in all respects save for battery life. IMHO the battery life trade-off is worth it for the speed increase. Coming from Lion, the improvement is noticeable.
     
  5. Bilalo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    But for the laptop specs I stated is it ok? Yours is better than mine.
     
  6. throAU macrumors 601

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    I have also run ML in a virtual machine with 2gb RAM allocated to it and it was snappier than Lion.
     
  7. MaxPower72 macrumors 6502

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    I have the installer downloaded but haven't pulled the trigger yet...:D
    I'm waiting on a Samsung 830 512 to arrive and take my OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G out so I'll be doing a fresh install on the Samsung.

    I'm a little concerned though because of the iOS-ization of OSX and ML stirred in that direction even more than L.

    I'll have to read more in the OSX forum
     
  8. polotska macrumors 6502

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    Go for it. Based on my experience, it will probably perform better than Lion on the same hardware.
     

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