Best Macbook Pro for Virtualization

Jedii

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Hi, I'm a Windows engineer and build a lot of Labs up for Exchange, Lync, Sharepoint, SQL etc, i want a macbook pro just wondering what peoples recommendations are, i also want to connect to an external HD monitor, i understand only the retina macbooks have a hdmi,and for others i need a dongle?

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playsontheleft

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HDMI isn't the only way to connect to an external display, but yes, the rMBP is the only Mac to carry an HDMI port. Depending on your display you may or may not need a dongle for other models.

edit: correction below - apparently the Mini carries them too.
 
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Liquinn

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HDMI isn't the only way to connect to an external display, but yes, the rMBP is the only Mac to carry an HDMI port. Depending on your display you may or may not need a dongle for other models.
The only Mac to carry an HDMI port? My Mini has a HDMI port.
 

maflynn

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You're limited to a 13" MBP or a 15" MBP, out of the 15" you can choose the retina mbp or the classic MBP.

I think the Classic MBP may be a good choice because you have more flexibility in increasing the storage. You'll be less likely to run out of storage running numerous VMs