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

    Jul 4, 2011
    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. 0983275 Suspended

    Mar 15, 2013
    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


    Nov 23, 2011
    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?


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

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