Advice needed: Macbook remote desktop capabilities and performance???

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by laxlaxlax, Aug 3, 2017.


Based on my needs I should get a...

Poll closed Mar 3, 2018.
  1. Macbook 12"

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  2. Macbook Pro

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  1. laxlaxlax macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2008
    Anyone with a Macbook 12" who uses it heavily (6+ hours at a time) to remote into a work PC have any performance or overheating issues?

    I'm looking at getting one of the new ones but setup would have to handle:
    • Remote desktop (either Windows Remote Desktop, TeamViewer or Chrome)
    • Chrome/Safari
    • iTunes
    • 1920 x 1080 output to external monitor

    Any info regarding performance of the 12" If it can handle the above then that's all I need. If not, obviously have to opt for a MBP.
  2. Ynk macrumors member

    Jan 19, 2013
    It would be perfectly fine for these tasks, remote desktop view sessions are not very demanding
  3. EugW macrumors 601


    Jun 18, 2017
    For remote desktop, even my 8 year old Pentium SU4100 laptop is OK.

    The main issue with the 12" MacBook here is screen size, but that depends on your usage. CPU performance is not an issue at all.

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