Model A1181: 1.83, 2, 2.1, 2.13, 2.16, 2.2, or 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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Can I run Final Cut Pro X?


I'm going to get a 2.1 ghz C2D MacBook (white) with a broken keyboard for 40$. I can just use it with an external keyboard. But, the main reason I want a Mac is to run Final Cut Pro X. Obviously I'm not going to be editing 1080p video, but just to tinker with and figure out how to use. I have a copy of Final Cut Pro X 10.0.8 that I tested on another Mac. So, would this MacBook run Final Cut Pro? Or should I just get a Mac mini and upgrade the CPU?

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Sadly, no.

The issue here is systems hardware, a full 64bit platform is required to run Final Cut Pro X.

You'll need a i5 or i7 CPU based system running Mavericks or newer.

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I thought this was 64-bit?


Here's the specs for your system: MacBook Core 2 Duo. Jump down to Pre-installed MacOS, review the comment on the CPU & EFI details.


@danj That's not the right one though, that's a 2.0ghz MacBook 2,1 and mine is a 2.1ghz MacBook 4,1.

Also, why won't this run el captain/Yosemite/Sierra? It has a 64bit EFI and CPU


OK here's the corrected models specs: MacBook 13" 2.1 GHz Core 2 Duo

You still face the limits of the hardware and what OS-X the system can support. Sorry ;-{


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isn't the c2d in a macbook pro 2008 and macbook 2010 or newer 64 bit? I know my old mbp was a 64 bit as it ran el capitain. As well as the macbook white unibody from 2010 with a 2.4 ghz cpu that runs sierra.

ooh sorry didn't know we were talking about the macbook in the photo :I

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