Yosemite might be the catalyst that causes me to retire my 2010 MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by 2IS, Jun 3, 2014.

  1. 2IS macrumors 68030

    Jan 9, 2011
    It's been a workhorse for 4 years, but I think the end is near for this little guy. Running Yosemite on this thing and the age is showing. Particularly when scrolling through web sites, it's not nearly as smooth as Mavericks. I'm not going to rush out and buy a new MBA/MBP quite yet, I'll wait until the official release and see if there are any improvements, but I won't be too terribly disappointed if I need to upgrade, I've certainly gotten my moneys worth out of this machine.

    Anyone else running Yosemite on a 2010 or even 2011? How's it running?
  2. coldjeanzzz macrumors 6502a

    Nov 4, 2012
    It's probably just because it's not a stable version yet, I doubt it would run like that on the official release.
  3. SmOgER macrumors 6502a

    Jun 2, 2014
    Visit Yosemite forums for more info.

    In short, for me it runs worse than Mavericks, but this is perfectly normal for DP1 release. It's not lagging, it's just a tad less smooth.

    There is a 2013 rMBP 13" as well which has only HD4000 to deal with such a enormous resolution. And 2010 MBA's GPU alone is not much worse than intel's, so unless Apple totally screws nvidia drivers, the scrolling and such is really the last thing you should worry about. RAM (if 2GB) and CPU are the only things that can potentially hold you back, certainly not the graphics performance. And again, for OS alone these specs are more than enough, it only matters when juice hungry apps come into play or when you do some serious multitasking.
  4. jmazzamj macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2009
    I recently sold my sister's 2010 for half what it cost me, and I could not be happier with the decision. She can't really tell the difference, I think but I'm sure she'll be very happy with its Samsung 256 GB...
  5. 2IS thread starter macrumors 68030

    Jan 9, 2011
    I've got 4GB thankfully, else i'd have needed to upgrade a long time ago. But yeah, I hear what you're saying that's why I said I'm not going to rush out and buy a new machine just yet. ;)

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