Can your Mac run OS X El Capitan?

Megan Charles
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OS X El Capitan comes this fall and is already in beta. There may be few new features in El Capitan, compared to OS X Yosemite, but those that are there extremely improved the performance. However, can your Mac run OS X 10.11? We explore the expected system requirements.

Like Yosemite, El Capitan may support the following Mac models:

- iMac (Mid-2007 or newer)

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

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

- MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)

- Mac Mini (Early 2009 or newer)

- Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)

- Xserve (Early 2009)

Also, you will need enough RAM and storage space to run. Yosemite required 2GB RAM, same for El Capitan. Accordingly, you will need 8GB of available storage. Besides, you will need to be running at least OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard.

And, your Mac must have a 64-bit CPU, which is typically an Intel Core 2 Duo or newer processor.

Megan Charles
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Megan has an impressive deal of experience with Mac software and has the ability to explain tech stuff in a simplified, straightforward and easy to understand way.

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