|Sep 13, 2013, 06:46 PM||#1|
Switch to desktop?
I currently run my macbook pro (2.53 i5) in clamshell mode. When running parallels it some times lags running my CAM software. Also, if I have internet radio, CAD, Parallels, and CAM running; the fan never shuts off. Pandora uses flash, so that's loading the CPU. Would a desktop handle the load better? Mac Mini?
|Sep 13, 2013, 10:52 PM||#2|
Just FYI the mini also uses laptop components hence the small size. If you are running VM's then boosting RAM will help the lag regardless of whether it is a desktop or laptop. I ran a rather old MacBook in clamshell mode before upgrading to a 2012 mini and the difference was huge. Given it was a laptop from 2007 though. I imagine the laptops have heat dissipation issues since they weren't designed to run like that. A quad core mini would do good if you are worried about the CPU load because they are really quick. Just make sure the integrated graphics can handle the programs you want to run.
2012 Mac Mini - i7 Quad Core 2.3 GHz - 16GB RAM - 128 GB SSD - (2) Dell S2340M
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