Should I Install Big Sur on my Mac?

Big Sur

The latest Apple's operating system for MacOS, Big Sur is out since September 2020. However the new OS is available for a while now, many Mac users are still sceptical about upgrading to Big Sur - especially the ones who are using older machines.

The simple answer to the question whether you should upgrade to Big Sur or not is that Big Sur is a bit too heavy and needs a faster machine to performance better, which means if your machine is older than 2015, you will be having difficulties to make Big Sur running smooth on your computer.

Here is a simple check list for you to see if Big Sur is for your or not - Goa ahead and upgrade to Big Sur if your answers are all positive:

  • Is your machine model newer than 2015?
  • Do you have minimum of 16GB of memory?
  • Is your storage at least 120GB?

And here is the list Mac machines that are compatible with Big Sur OSX:

  • MacBook made in 2015 or later
  • MacBook Air made in 2013 or later
  • MacBook Pro made in late 2013 or later
  • Mac mini made in 2014 or later
  • iMac made in 2014 or later
  • iMac Pro
  • Mac Pro made in 2013 or later

Big Sur OS is available to download for free. You can find it on the App Store or on the Apple website here.


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