Mac OS X 10.9 ‘Mavericks’ System Compatibility List

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Apple’s first California-themed Mac OS X release, the OS X 10.9 ‘Mavericks’ (details here), was unveiled yesterday at the WWDC 2013 opening keynote, introducing a host of new features like tagging for documents, multiple finder windows and multiple display support, improved Safari, all new Maps and iBooks for OS X and much more. For those wondering if their Mac hardware will be able to support the Mavericks, OSX Daily has published a list of compatible Macs and system requirements to run the latest OS X release.

As a rule of thumb, any Mac hardware that supports OS X Mountain Lion, should be able run OS X Mavericks as well. Just to be sure, take a look at the the following system requirements and compatible hardware list:

OS X Mavericks System Requirements

Macs must have a 64-bit Intel CPU and an advanced GPU to run OS X 10.9, additionally, at least 8GB of available disk space is required for installation. An internet connection is required to download OS X Mavericks.

OS X Mavericks Supported Hardware List

  • 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)

It must be noted that notification syncing feature will require iOS 7 to be installed on the mobile devices to function. Similarly, features like OpenGL 4, accelerated scrolling, AirPlay Mirroring, AirDrop, PowerNap, and some other performance enhancements may require newer Mac models for full support.

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