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    Which MacBook pro 13.3 processor to get that will run Parallels 6 smooth?
    I recently sold my 2010 MacBook because the 2 GB of RAM wasn't allowing for a smooth flowing parallels 6 experience. Will the extra 2 GBs of RAM (4 GMs total) run parallels 6 more smoother in the 13.3 inch MacBook Pro models? Does the difference between 2.4 and 2.66 processor also make a difference when running parallels 6? The reason I want to stick with 13.3 inch MacBook Pro is due to the very portable size and the price. Thanks for all and any help!

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    You know you could have just bought 4GB or RAM for like 65 dollars and it would have ran smoother right?
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    Yes, I know, but I wanted a MacBook Pro anyway. The white plastic just doesn't look as good and wears as good as the aluminum MacBook Pro version. The cheap route was a mistake on my part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronin67 View Post
    I recently sold my 2010 MacBook because the 2 GB of RAM wasn't allowing for a smooth flowing parallels 6 experience. Will the extra 2 GBs of RAM (4 GMs total) run parallels 6 more smoother in the 13.3 inch MacBook Pro models? Does the difference between 2.4 and 2.66 processor also make a difference when running parallels 6? The reason I want to stick with 13.3 inch MacBook Pro is due to the very portable size and the price. Thanks for all and any help!

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    .26 Ghz doesn't make a whole lot of difference at all. The more ram, the better. 8Gbs is pretty cheap these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinchy View Post
    .26 Ghz doesn't make a whole lot of difference at all. The more ram, the better. 8Gbs is pretty cheap these days.
    Most users won't ever use over 4gb of RAM, let alone 8gb. Yes, it is economical ($60 for 4gb vs. $90 for 8gb) but not always the best choice for most users.
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    Lots of RAM is a necessity when using VMs. You have to remember that when using a virtual machine, you are running two operating systems at the same time. In my experience, 4GB should be fine (that's what I have and VirtualBox works well running Windows/Linux as a VM). I don't do much in my VMs but I have done some fairly intensive stuff (I built ChromeOS once a while back in an Ubuntu VM).
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