Mac OS X 10.8 will obsolete slightly older hardware

February 16th, 2012

Macs that will support OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

As usual, the newer the Mac the better:

  • MacBook Pro – 13″ from mid 2009 or later, 15″ from late 2007 and newer, 17″ from late 2007 and newer
  • MacBook Air – late 2008 and newer
  • iMac – models from mid 2007 and newer
  • MacBook – 13″ aluminum from 2008, 13″ from 2009 and newer
  • Mac Mini – early 2009 and newer
  • Mac Pro – early 2008 models and newer
  • XServe – early 2009 models and newer

Macs that are NOT expected to support OS X Mountain Lion

Older Macs and those with weaker GPU’s will likely be left behind:

  • Anything with an Intel GMA 950 or x3100 integrated graphics card
  • Anything with an ATI Radeon X1600
  • MacBook models released prior to 2008
  • Mac Mini released prior to 2007
  • iMac models released prior to 2007
  • Original MacBook Air
From OSXDaily. (Fixed broken link)

Hopefully Apple will reconsider and support more systems by the final release. This is a situation where secrecy is not in their benefit as it creates confusion for consumers and an inability to plan future decisions.

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