Speed questions Re: Windows 7 on a Mac

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Turnpike, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. Turnpike macrumors 6502


    Oct 2, 2011
    New York City!
    I use a number of Dell laptops for work projects, and now that I know how to upgrade the RAM and HD's to SSD's, they move fantastically fast.

    Now I want to get an even cooler laptop :apple: :)

    If I have the full RAM capacity and an SSD option, will Windows 7 (which I HAVE to use, for work things) move just as fast on a Mac as an upgraded Dell? It's mostly (MOSTLY) for browsing around online, is the Windows run in some "virtual" mode or something which slows it down?

    For a while I used Windows 7 Ultimate which was able to run Windows XP in a "virtual" mode which slowed down the XP version considerably.

    Here's my question: Windows 7 on a Mac: can I get the same performance or better on a Mac as on a Dell?

    Thanks in advance, for those who know from experience.....
  2. Grannyville7989 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 2, 2010
    In my experience, the performance of Windows, when installed on a separate partition on an Apple PC, has been good but I've always found that the Windows experience has always been better when using non-Apple hardware.

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