One outstanding question about OS X Mavericks is the minimum hardware requirements needed to run the operating system. There are a lot of older Core 2 Duo machines kicking around, and those owners are wondering it they still have the horsepower to run Mavericks. Apple hasn’t released those details, but Apple Insider talked to OS X developers who have access to release notes and other details about OS X 10.9.

According to AI’s sources, any Apple computer capable of running OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion will be able to run Mavericks. This includes the following machines:

  • iMac (Mid-2007 or later)

  • MacBook (13-inch Aluminum, Late 2008), (13-inch, Early 2009 or later)

  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid-2009 or later), (15-inch, Mid/Late 2007 or later), (17-inch, Late 2007 or later)

  • MacBook Air (Late 2008 or later)

  • Mac Mini (Early 2009 or later)

  • Mac Pro (Early 2008 or later)

  • Xserve (Early 2009)

This early information is promising for Apple owners with hardware that is approaching its fifth or even sixth year of faithful use. Keep in mind that these hardware specs may change when Apple releases the final version of OS X Mavericks later this year.

[Via Gizmodo]

Macs compatible with OS X Mavericks originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Tue, 11 Jun 2013 10:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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