WIN 7 boot camp on 2009 13" MBP 2.66 core 2 duo 8 GB RAM

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  1. cerberus22 macrumors newbie

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    i am considering buying 1 TB of SSD to put in my 250 GB HD unibody and then installing a boot camp of windows 7. i have previously been running Mac OS and Parallels with win 7 and have been extremely unhappy with the performance of this machine.

    i'd prefer not to buy a new machine but if the degree of difficulty of doing this is too high or too expensive or if the performance on the machine will not change much i have to get a new machine.

    ideally i would like to buy a macbook air to carry around so i can do daily tasks that i can't complete on my iphone so i am not really happy about getting a 15" and the 13" is just too heavy for me to carry around for daily use.

    any advice?
     
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    No matter what you do, the MacBook Air will still be far more powerful.

    I think your MBP is a mid-2010 with 2.66GHz P8800, because the most powerful option on the 2009 13" is the 2.53GHz P8700.

    In any case, the baseline i5-4260U in the current MacBook Air is 72.8% faster than the 2.66GHz P8800 in single core tasks, and 93.8% faster in multicore tasks.

    And the 13" retina MBP isn't heavy at all. It's only a half-pound heavier than the 13" Air, but you get a far better display and a better CPU, plus better iGPU.

    You'll be better off buying a new machine because a 1TB SSD isn't all that cheap, and it's not worth throwing so much money into a 5-year old machine.
     
  3. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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  4. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    The OP says he has a 13", not a 15".

    The P8800 2.66GHz is only on the 15".
     

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