Suggestions for DBA Shopping for Macbook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by basherhp2112, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. basherhp2112 macrumors member

    basherhp2112

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    Good Day All,

    I am working as a Database Administrator for a small company.

    I have one of those jobs where I need to be on 'Stand By' all of the time.

    My boss offered me the opportunity to have the company purchase me a Macbook Pro.

    I will be using it as a 'Desktop Replacement' at work as well as a computer I will be taking home at the end of the day.

    My boss has asked me to send him some specs of what I would like the laptop to have in order for him to place the order.

    Here are a few applications I use on a daily basis.

    - Microsoft SQL Server Studio 2005
    - Microsoft Office 2007
    - Windows XP Professional

    Can you offer me any laptop specs I need to have to be able to run in a virtual windows environment.

    Both my Director and Assistant Director are using VMWare and have purchased additional license that I will be able to use.

    Any assistance you could provide on Hard Drive Space, RAM, Processor Speed etc. would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    MS SQL DBA USING A MACBOOK PRO!!! :D
     
  2. kgeier82 macrumors 65816

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    Any apple laptop would suffice for that stuff. Just upgrade off newegg the RAM to 4-8GB. I have 4GB and it runs fine with windows. You dont need much for that stuff. Most important at this point is screen resolution, and size, since tech specks all suffice.
     
  3. basherhp2112 thread starter macrumors member

    basherhp2112

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    Jun 9, 2007
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    Thanks for your reply.

    Time to go shopping...

    Best Regards,

    MACBOOK PRO SHOPPER!!!
     

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