Running a VPN via Parallels on a 2012 13" i5/4/256

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by SoIsays, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. SoIsays macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2011
    Today I ran a vpn for work for an hour via Parallels on a 2012 13" i5/4/256. I dedicated 2gb to it and the activity monitor said I had only 228mb or so of free memory out of 4gb and page out was 728kb. I used boot camp and it ran as well as it could possibly run but in Parallels, there was some slowdown when I opened up a word and excel document.

    Would upgrading to the i7 and 8gb of ram make a difference when using parallel? Using boot camp was fine but parallels felt like it hiccuped.
  2. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    8GB RAM would make more of a difference than the i7.
  3. SoIsays thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2011
    I was hoping the hiccup was just a function of parallels but maybe it wasn't. I got a great deal at best buy and it's a shame they don't offer a 13" i7/8/256. I suppose I will have a tough decision on maybe returning my Samsung/Samsung combination for a $300 upgrade that may or may not have an LG panel.

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