Tips and Tricks

Which Macs can run Mavericks?

Which Macs can run Mavericks?

The full list of compatible models:

  • iMac (Mid 2007 or later)
  • MacBook (13-inch Aluminum, Late 2008), (13-inch Polycarbonate, Early 2009 or later)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid/Late 2007 or later), (15-inch or 17-inch, Mid/Late 2007 or later)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2008 or later)
  • Mac Mini (Early 2009 or later)

Can a late 2008 MacBook Pro run Catalina?

With the patcher tool method listed below, you can install Catalina on the Early-2008 or newer Xserve, Early-2009 or newer Mac Mini, Late-2008 or newer MacBook Air or unibody unit or any Mac Pro, MacBook Pro or iMac after 2008. So yes, you can install this on much older systems if you use the patcher.

What is the latest macOS for MacBook 2008?

The latest version of OS X that you can get running on a MacBook 4,1 (Early 2008 model) is Mac OS X 10.7. 5.

How do I upgrade my MacBook to Mavericks?

There are three ways you can upgrade.

  1. Download the Installer from Apple directly to the computer that you want to install the new OS X onto.
  2. Take your computer into the nearest Apple Store and they will do the upgrade for you.
  3. Make a USB thumb drive installer that you can plug into your computer to upgrade it.

How long do Mac laptops last?

So, in answer to the question: How long do Macs last? We’d say five to eight years, but beware that you probably won’t be able to replace any faulty parts in a Mac when more than five years has passed since Apple last sold it. Before you buy a new Mac, read our article about the best time to buy a Mac or MacBook.

Where can I find the aluminum unibody MacBook Q&A?

For all Aluminum Unibody MacBook Q&As, check out the Aluminum Unibody MacBook Q&A (Home). For other systems, visit the Q&A section. is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind whatsoever.

Does the unibody MacBook support 8 GB of RAM?

The Unibody MacBook will reliably support 8 GB only with the later version of EFI Firmware Update 1.4 (or newer) installed and Mac OS X 10.6.6 or newer. See Firmware Update Supports 8 GB in Unibody MacBook and Late 2008 15″ MacBook Pro for more information.

What kind of graphics card does the aluminum unibody MacBook have?

The Aluminum Unibody MacBook uses the new nVidia GeForce 9400M graphics processor, which combines 16 cores and all the support chips on a single die. Graphics uses 256 MB of system memory, which is a good reason to upgrade the 2.0 GHz model from the stock 2 GB if you’re running OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard or later.

How energy efficient are MacBooks with unibody bodies?

The Unibody MacBooks use new, more energy efficient versions of the Core 2 CPU: P7350 in the 2.0 GHz model and P8600 in the 2.4 GHz one. This CPU draws 25W, down from 35W in the previous generation, which means less heat and better battery life.