Which 15inch Pro To Dual Run Win7

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by btrav13, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. btrav13 macrumors 6502

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    I need some advice from someone smarter than I am in these matters for a purchasing decision. I want to get one of the new 15in MBPs and I want to dual run OSX and WIN7. Which configuration could I use that would make the process smooth (as in run smooth) but avoid wasting money on features I wouldn't need.

    I was thinking of the mid-range 15inch with 2.53ghz and 4gb of ram. Is that enough or would WIN7 run terribly in such a set-up? Could I get away with the 2.4ghz and 4gb of ram or do I need to be seriously considering 2.66ghz and 8gb of ram.

    I just have no idea what to pick for the optimal experience and I'd hate to just go wild and upgrade to the hilt un-necessarily. Thanks to anyone who has any advice on what I should be doing here.

    As an aside, the WIN7 side is only going to be about a 25%-30% time usage, the bulk of my time will be spent in OSX, but I don't want the WIN7 time to be frustrating, laggy and slow.
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Get the base 15" as the difference between them is unnoticeable. Save they money towards RAM and SSD
     
  3. btrav13 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So base 15, spend on the RAM upgrade?
     
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    Yeah, or get nice SSD as boot drive to REALLY see the difference. SSD will make MBP fly
     
  5. btrav13 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    In your opinion, could i get away with skipping the RAM upgrade and do just the SSD or no?
     

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