Best Macbook Pro for Virtualization

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jedii, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. Jedii macrumors regular

    Jan 20, 2012
    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?

  2. playsontheleft, Aug 30, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2012

    playsontheleft macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2012
    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.
  3. Liquinn Suspended

    Apr 10, 2011
    The only Mac to carry an HDMI port? My Mini has a HDMI port.
  4. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    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

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