I have a 2010 macbook pro 15" with 8gb of ram and SSD. My needs require the full MS office suite, so I have been using bootcamp. But, i like OSX, and I wanted to try using vmware fusion instead. My needs are pretty simple; I just use windows for MS Office 2010. However, when I tried a 30 day trial, it was a messy experience. I used its "coherence mode," and there were a lot of graphical glitches for the windows. Also, just running MS Office with 3/4 cores dedicated and 3/8 gb of ram dedicated, CPU usage was at least 15-20% at all times, even at idle, and performance in MS Office was jerky and not close to bootcamp performance. Battery life was also cut in half, and the dGPU was always active. I guess my question is that, is this a settings issue that I can fix, or is this what I can expect from virtualization software? Coming from bootcamp, the experience is pretty disappointing. I can understand things like gaming being much slower, but I figured at least MS Office wouldn't be a problem. Also, please don't just suggest I use OSX's 2011 MS Office. I use the professional version, which has programs that are not available in that version. Also, the 2011 version is missing some important features I need from the windows version.