Apple‘s latest version of the Mac OS X operating system is 10.7, known as Lion. This post explores the minimum hardware and software requirements for the latest version of Mac OS X Lion. Does your existing Mac have what it takes to run Mac OS X Lion? Well here are the system requirements according to the Apple press release.
Mac OS X Lion General System Requirements
Mac computer with an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor
2GB of memory
OS X v10.6.6 or later (v10.6.8 recommended)
7GB of available space
Some features require an Apple ID; terms apply.
Some features require a compatible Internet service provider; fees may apply.
Compare that to Snow Leopard requirements:
•Mac computer with an Intel processor
•1GB of memory
•5GB of available disk space
That’s it. The hardware requirements are surprisingly basic, but that’s good news, The biggest difference is the 2GB in RAM. So if you’ve bought a Mac computer within the last 2-3 years then Lion should be an easy upgrade. Of course, if it’s getting that old there’s no shame in jumping up to the Thunderbolt equipped MacBook Pro or iMac.
No related posts.