MacOS Sierra VS El-Capitan
If you are planning to upgrade your macOS to Sierra from El-Capitan this article will give few ideas and information may help you in decision making. There is no doubt that macOS Sierra is a fast and free upgrade.
Comparing OS X El Capitan 10.11 to macOS Sierra 10.12
We'll run few comparison test on the important features and performance these results will be enough for our conclusion the results may be slightly different on your Mac but the average results will be same
|iCloud cross-device sync||Calendar, Messages, Notes —|
the usual stuff.
|New folders added:|
Desktop and Documents.
|Siri||Nope.||Available, Beta Version, but it’s there.|
|Apple Pay||Nope.||Available works well.|
|Space management||Manual||Optimized Storage with cleaning function|
macOS Sierra is well packed with new features and upgraded functions few option can work only if you have Apple devices so if the above feature is not your requirement you can stick to your current Operating System.
|Speed test||Works fine when having|
enough free disk space
|Average - With SSD is like X5|
|Battery life||6-7 hours on a Macbook|
|5-6 hours on a MacBook Air 2013.|
Seems to be a general trend
of 1-2-hour shorter battery life
|Security||Pretty solid OS,|
but could be better.
|65 security fixes, sounds impressive.|
Personally, we can suggest if your Mac has good hardware configuration like SSD & 8GB+ RAM we would recommend you to get your macOS upgrade as Sierra very fast compares to Yosemite or El- Capitan but if your MacBook, iMac or Mac mini is old stick with your current OS understand this MacBook Pro and MacBook Air battery life will be less when using Sierra as Siri is turn on all the time yes you can disable SIRI from MacOS and you will see spike in battery life.
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