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Apple released OS X El Capitan (10.11) in late 2015 and ended security updates three years later in 2018. OS X El Capitan is still available from the hãng apple website as a miễn phí disk image download. However, before you install, be sure that your Mac can handle the minimum requirements for El Capitan.

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OS X El Capitan System Requirements

The following Mac models can install and run OS X El Capitan:

MacBook Air: Late 2008 models (Model Identifier MacBookAir2,1) và newer.MacBook: Late 2009 models (Model Identifier MacBook4,1) & newer, along with 13-inch aluminum-body models from Late 2008.MacBook Pro: Mid 2007 models (Model Identifier MacBookPro3,1) và newer.iMac: Mid 2007 models (Model Identifier iMac7,1) and newer.Mac mini: Early 2009 (Model Identifier Macmini3,1) và newer.Mac Pro: Early 2008 (Model Identifier MacPro3,1) and newer.Xserve: Early 2009 (Model Identifier Xserve3,1).

Although all these Mac models can run OS X El Capitan, not all the features of the OS work in every model. Some features rely on newer hardware, such as Continuity và Handoff, which require a Mac with tư vấn for công nghệ bluetooth không dây 4.0/LE, or AirDrop, which requires a Wi-Fi network that supports PAN.

Beyond the basic Mac models that tư vấn El Capitan, you should also be aware of memory and storage requirements to allow the OS khổng lồ run with reasonable performance.

Drive Space: You need at least 8.8 GB of không tính tiền drive space khổng lồ install El Capitan. This value doesn"t represent the amount of không tính phí space you need lớn run it effectively. You just need it for the install process to complete.

If you're installing OS X El Capitan as a virtual machine or on a partition for testing, you should have at least 16 GB of không tính tiền space. This amount is enough lớn install the OS and all included applications và leave enough room for an additional app or three.

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The Easy Way to lớn Determine if Your Mac Will Run OS X El Capitan

If you"re running OS X Snow Leopard or later, your Mac can work with OS X El Capitan. Apple has more information on its OS X El Capitan page.