Help needed for MBP purchase

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bruinsrme, Oct 25, 2014.

  1. bruinsrme, Oct 25, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2014

    bruinsrme macrumors 603


    Oct 26, 2008
    My son's girlfriend needs a computer. She's savvy in OSx and windows so the MBP seems to be the right platform.

    To dual boot what size hard drive would you recommend.
    On the windows side she will have the office suite and some adobe programs.
    The OSx side some photo editing software but nothing that require a lot of space.

    Thank you
  2. Du273 macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2018
    I’d go with the 1TB SSD. 500gb for OSX and 500gb for Windows. Less than that would be pretty limiting. The next size down is a 512gb and that would only get you 256gb per partition which would be pretty limiting especially if she’s going to have big RAW picture files on there.
  3. pippox0 macrumors member


    Jan 23, 2014
    Use windows with parallels desktop , so you don't have to dual boot and have more space
  4. Glmnet1 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2017
    Why not install both Office and Adobe apps in macOS? I find it liberating not to use Windows ;)

    If that doesn't work then both solutions above are good, 1TB with bootcamp or 512gb with parallels.

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