My 12” MacBook runs faster on Big Sur

In a previous post I said that in beta I found that my base 12″ MacBook with 8GB wasn’t up to the task of running macOS Big Sur.

Well in my current job hunting I found that I couldn’t run a couple apps that I wanted to so I took the plunge.

I’m pleased to report that it’s now running quicker than Catalina did! I have no idea how but in my experience the whole experience of running this machine has been improved. It’s not a miracle cure for my lack of 16GB of RAM but it’s a definite improvement over Catalina, I can switch between apps quickly now and Safari is a lot more responsive.

So, contrary to what I said before, if you’re on a 12″ MacBook then you should see performance gains from upgrading to Big Sur.