Hi all, Apologies if this has been covered in previous threads, I can't find exactly what I'm seeking some advice on. Basically I'm trying to decide if I can run Windows 7 in a stable way on a new rMBP, to be used on a daily basis for work related tasks. In Windows I would need it to run, Excel (advanced use, ie: macros and VBA). SQL databases, OLAP software all of which is normally pretty memory intensive. I would use the OSX part of the machine to run my other type of work, which is in Aperture, FCPX, Photoshop and do all my admin type work in, such as mail, accounting, web, etc. A lot of people in my industry around finance consulting work tend to use Dell or Sony laptops, and even though you can purchase pretty high speced out machines I do prefer Mac (using a MBP Mid 2010 model with Windows 7 in Parallels currently, however not using it all that much for work currently except for Aperture and FCPX). The biggest advantage of the rMBP is ability to expand out to 16gb ram, SSD and have essentially two machines in one. As I may have to do a bit of travel in the near future I would prefer having everything in one place. I would essentially use Bootcamp for the full days where I just need to do data analytics, processing etc and then Parallels 7 for the other times when I need both systems. Does anyone have any advice or experience by using a Mac running Windows for their day to day use, especially with Excel? I do like my windows shortcuts that seem hard to get for Excel running through Parallels. If I had the 16gb ram upgrade, and booted up via bootcamp, Windows 7 should be able to access the full hardware specs of the machine, which would blow out of the water a huge percentage of currently available Windows laptops? Thanks in advance.