For 2013 MBA 13inch, Bootcamp, Parellel, or VM?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by kjay80, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. kjay80, Oct 2, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2013

    kjay80 macrumors regular

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    I am a newbie here....
    I would like to install Window 7 on my 2013 MBA 13inch, base model(128gb, 4gb ram).
    Which would you recommend?
    I will be doing ms office mainly, a bit of adobe photoshop, and few window programs that dont require high specs...
    Thank you!
     
  2. Idarzoid macrumors 6502

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    VM should be fine, but with 4GB RAM, you'll probably struggle.

    I'm not sure about Photoshop in a VM, but I'm sure it'll perform a lot better in bootcamp. (Sharing 4GB with both OS X and Windows 7 in a VM isn't ideal.)
     
  3. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

    shenan1982

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    Why wouldn't you just use PS and Office for Mac, or just buy a PC if you really need the PC for primary operational need?

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    4GB of ram is fine for photoshop and office. Many people are running on junk PCs with 2gb ram.
     

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