How much MBP do I need to run VmWare?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mavrick1903, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. mavrick1903 macrumors member

    Jun 28, 2010
    Considering a MBP. Would be my first Mac. I'm a PC guy by trade, and will need to run Win Server 2008, Win 7, in two sessions using VmWare at the same time. Wondering what kind of HW requirements I need to make that happen?

    There may be other info needed, but, again first Mac, so I dont know what else to provide.
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    I think RAM is more of an issue than processor for you
    I would suggest 8 GB
  3. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    Orbiting a G-type Main Sequence Star
    Yep, RAM is where it's at. I have 3GB in my MBP (maxed out) and VMWare runs fine, but I have almost no RAM left free.
  4. Kenndac macrumors 6502


    Jun 28, 2003
    I have an iMac, and agree that RAM is what's important.

    With 8Gb, I can run Windows 7 and Windows XP side-by-side with fairly generous RAM allocations along with a few Mac apps (email, iTunes, Safari, etc).
  5. croooow macrumors 65816


    Jul 16, 2004
    You only need one.
  6. mavrick1903 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 28, 2010
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    Thanks, not how many, how much hardware.

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