This has made an unusable machine useful as a second laptop. Announced in october 2008, the macbook pro 15inch, late 2008 featured a stunning case redesign, the first in the 15inch macbook pro nee powerbook line in more than five years. That list includes the imac mid2007 or newer, aluminum macbook late 2008 or newer, plastic macbook early 2009 or newer, macbook pro mid2007 or newer, macbook air late 2008 or newer, mac mini early 2009 or newer, or mac pro early 2008 or newer. Macbook 5,1 inch, late 2008 aluminum and macbook 5,2 inch, earlymid 2009 macbook 5,1 inch, late 2008 aluminum and macbook 5,2 inch, earlymid 2009. Macbook introduced in 2009 or later, plus macbook inch, aluminium, late 2008 macbookair introduced in late 2008 or later.
Oct 21, 2008 using integrated graphics, the macbook pro averaged 20. How to install os x or macos onto a new blank hard drive fresh. Not as fast as a new laptop, but very useful for web browsing, office, minecraft and other apps as well. Find out what version of macos or mac os x your mac can run with our. Ask different is a question and answer site for power users of apple hardware and software. Macbook air preinstalled mac os x and windows support. Affected machines introduced in late 2008 include macbooks running at 2.
Unlike the people here commenting i fix and upgrade apple computers. Congratulations, you and your macbook were made for each other. Customize the mac os x desktop and set preferences. Apple brings windows 10 support to mac in boot camp update. Best os to use on a late 2008 aluminum macbook not pro submitted 4 years ago by koolkidkorey hey everyone, i received the aluminum macbook years. The machine booted up from an external hd via usb 2. Best os to use on a late 2008 aluminum macbook not pro submitted 4 years ago by koolkidkorey hey everyone, i received the aluminum macbook years ago for my graduation gift from highschool. Install os x from the internet replacing macbook pro hard drive. Using integrated graphics, the macbook pro averaged 20. Although it is not officially supported, the late 2008 macbook pro can run macos. Best os to use on a late 2008 aluminum macbook not pro. Putting your macbook to sleep if youll be away from your macbook for only a short time, put it to sleep. Upgrading the ram pas 4gb is not required for performance as the os will have 6gb usable.
Mavericks can run on any mac that mountain lion could. The macbook pro retains a penryn core 2 duo processor and 2gb of ddr3 up from ddr2 ram, the results of which include booting into os x. If youre using macos mojave, choose apple menu system preferences, then click software update where youll find the upgrade. This version of os x can be installed on macs capable of running os x 10. The following pages take you through the setup process, including these tasks. See how a macbook late 2008 with 4gb of ram running os x 10. The new unibody construction of the macbook for late 2008 makes this macbook one of. Macbook early 2008 users guide manual installation guides.
Review of the new apple macbook aluminium from okt. Experience music, tv, and podcasts in three allnew apps, which together replace itunes. Congratulations, you and your macbook were made for each. To put your macbook to sleep, do one of the following. Apple assumes no responsibility with regard to the performance or use of these products. Macbook introduced in 2009 or later, plus macbook inch, aluminum, late 2008. Is running os x yosemite on a late 2008 macbook pro a good.
When you finish working with your macbook, you can put it to sleep or shut it down. Can i update my 2008 macbook to current s apple community. Aside from putting extra ram 8gb and a ssd drive into it, ive not modified it other than os updates. Jun 26, 20 see how a macbook late 2008 with 4gb of ram running os x 10.
Macbook 5,1 and macbook 5,2 full information, specs igotoffer. Mac pro early 2008 or newer with recommended graphics cards. I quickly transferred all my files over to it, installed all my applications and started using it. Unibody macbook pro mac os x and windows compatibility. This method will work on any imac, macbook, mac mini, mac pro, macbook air. To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question. Versions of the operating system earlier than the one that shipped with a particular mac are not compatible macbook pro models running mac os x 10. Please note that the maximum ram for this machine, with an updated firmware and relatively recent os, is 8gb, not 4 as officially stated by apple. Nov 04, 2008 the macbook pro retains a penryn core 2 duo processor and 2gb of ddr3 up from ddr2 ram, the results of which include booting into os x within 41 seconds and booting into windows xp sp3 in 1. The data on this chart is gathered from usersubmitted geekbench 5 results from the geekbench browser.
Recommended latest osx for late 2008 macb apple community. If youre using an earlier macos, use the app store instead. When the computer is in sleep, you can quickly wake it and bypass the startup process. Its 2020 and this video is still as good as it was on day one. Thats because its designed specifically for the hardware it runs on and vice versa. That means you can take an older mac os x hard drive pop it into. The better safe than sorry guide to installing mac os x updates. Its still in a very good condition but im still running on os leopard. Otherwise, you can simply skip these steps and install to your volume containg a previous version of os x, and itll do an inplace upgrade.
Oct 24, 2019 macbook introduced in 2009 or later, plus macbook inch, aluminum, late 2008 macbook air introduced in late 2008 or later macbook pro introduced in mid 2007 or later mac mini introduced in early 2009 or later imac introduced in mid 2007 or later mac pro introduced in early 2008 or later xserve models introduced in early 2009. If you want to upgrade to a newer version of macos but apple no longer supports. Easily check which versions of mac os, ios, ipados, or watchos are compatible with your mac model or idevice. It lets you do things you simply cant with other computers. Setting up your macbook your macbook is designed so that you can set it up quickly and start using it right away. I upgraded my late 2008 aluminum macbook from 4gb to 8gb of ram, and replaced the hard drive with ssd samsung 850. When the installer boots, open disk utility from the utilities menu, or by doubleclicking it in the utilities window on the bottom left corner of the screen. It works hand in hand with icloud to keep photos, documents, and other. A plugging in the apple magsafe 60w power adapter a connecting cables a turning on your macbook a. Mar 11, 2016 unlike the people here commenting i fix and upgrade apple computers. The unibody macbook will reliably support 8 gb only with the later version of efi firmware update 1. Early 2008 mb404lla macbook4,1 a1181 2242 all macbook models all 2008 models dynamically compare this mac to others. My model was the entry level 15 macbook pro at the time. I want to upgrade memory slot as well as put in a ssd as it is being slow despite multiple interventions.
See firmware update supports 8 gb in unibody macbook and late 2008 15. Mar 07, 2011 affected machines introduced in late 2008 include macbooks running at 2. The twopiece unibody case was carved from a single block of aluminum, which made it both extremely strong and impressively thin. Oct 14, 2008 about this mac showing the specs of my macbook.
It came with imovie 11 and final cut pro, but i prefer to use imovie. Nov 07, 2016 marking the 12th major release in apples annual os release cycle, version 10. What to do if your mac cant run os x mavericks the mac. May 19, 2012 this late 2007early 2008 macbook has mac os x lion 10.
If you have an imac, macbook, macbook pro, or mac mini model that was originally released in earlymid 2006, the latest version of mac os x your system supports is snow leopard. A macos sierra patch tool written by a developer named dosdude1 is available for early2008 or newer mac pro, imac, or macbook pro, late2008 or newer macbook air, early2009 or newer mac mini. What is the latest version of mac os that a late 2008. But there are still a few things you can do before downloading mountain lion to ensure that your mac is.
Macbook introduced in 2009 or later, plus macbook inch, aluminum, late 2008 macbook air introduced in late 2008 or later macbook pro introduced in mid 2007 or later mac mini introduced in early 2009 or later imac introduced in mid 2007 or later mac pro introduced in early 2008 or later xserve models introduced in early 2009. Geekbench 5 scores are calibrated against a baseline score of which is the score of an intel core i38100. Boot camp installation and setup guide mac os x v10. Ive got a late 2008 aluminum mac book that still runs like a champ. If the other computer is a windows computer or a mac with a mac os x. This late 2007early 2008 macbook has mac os x lion 10. Macbook pro with retina display inch, late 2012 to early 2015 macbook pro with retina display 15inch, mid 2012 to mid 2015 macbook pro inch, mid 2012. User manuals, apple laptop operating guides and service manuals. Macbook late 2008 aluminumearly 2009 and later macbook air late 2008 and later. Again, only time will tell exactly how much longer apple will continue to release security updates for the now threegenerationsold snow leopard operating system. Benchmark results for the macbook late 2008 with an intel core 2 duo p8600 processor can be found below. Introduced on january 21, 2009, the macbook 5,2 inch was a featurebump of the existing lowend white macbook model. So if your mac is supported, you may use the patch tool, to install high sierra on mac from an external drive.1494 432 20 183 1190 1392 7 1307 764 462 251 805 1085 273 1269 1423 293 1412 955 322 402 494 218 782 754 1423 66 1464 1476 1324 717 235 1286 584 211 209 327 1163 480 689 1118 633 127 585 710 1409 1465 216 1342 418 592