What rig to run flawlessly Visual Studio on a virtual machine ?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by mcrum23, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. mcrum23 macrumors member

    May 6, 2013
    I own a macbook pro 15-inch 2010 core 2 duo 2.6ghz & 8gigs of RAM.

    Running Visual Studio under coherence mode with Parallel Desktop windows 8 is sluggish, especially when intellisens is looking for something. It's okay for a bit of work, no more.

    Let say I buy more recent macbook pro 2012 with an I7 quad CPU+16 gigs of RAM, will VS become perfectly usable?

    many thanks
  2. glenthompson macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2011
    I use VS under Parallels with no sluggishness. 16GB of memory and a SSD really helps. I will never buy another computer without a SSD. It makes a huge difference in performance.
  3. macenied macrumors 6502a


    Aug 20, 2014
    Agree. Run it on Bootcamp should speed up as well.

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