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Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 09-18-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,157
Posted By newbimac
Windows via VM and battery life?

Windows XP or Windows 7 have very poor battery life when running in Boot Camp. My question is, does running Windows as a VM via either parrallels or Fusion give better battery life?
Forum: OS X - Apps and Games 09-13-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 858
Posted By newbimac
I had considered the option of running a VM, but...

I had considered the option of running a VM, but i think it's going to get tiresome. Especially as i'm in the market for a new computer and from what i've been researching there's going to be no...
Forum: OS X - Apps and Games 09-13-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 858
Posted By newbimac
Mac Office compatibility with Windows Office.

I'm starting an accountancy degree this month and will be doing some pretty advanced stuff in excel as part of the course.

I know that for simple things documents produced on Mac Office are...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 09-13-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 701
Posted By newbimac
Retina Macbook Pro & Running Windows...

I want to buy a Macbook Pro Retina, but am concerned about how running Windows 7 and Office applications within the VM will look on such a high res display.

How does it look/function?

Thanks.
Forum: Apple Rumors and Reports 03-20-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,871
Posted By newbimac
I guess it just come down to the fact that more...

I guess it just come down to the fact that more people would prefer to sacrifice an optical drive and a few ports and have a super thin, sexy and powerful machine.

I've got a 15" unibody and can't...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 03-11-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 843
Posted By newbimac
Thanks, this was my gut feeling.

Thanks, this was my gut feeling.
Forum: Apple Notebooks 03-11-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,341
Posted By newbimac
There does often seem to be an inherent inability...

There does often seem to be an inherent inability to answer questions that OP's pose on this forum.

Why when someone asks a question can't people just give them an answer?

OP - if all she...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 03-10-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 843
Posted By newbimac
Maybe my punctuation made it unclear, I use the...

Maybe my punctuation made it unclear, I use the Mac side for photoshop and windows just for MS office.
Forum: Apple Notebooks 03-09-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 843
Posted By newbimac
Current MBP vs late 2008 MBP

I've upgraded my 2008 MBP to 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD.

It has the Core 2 Duo 2.53 GHz, i use it for general office applications via VMWARE fusion to run windows version of Microsoft Office and a...
Forum: Apple Rumors and Reports 03-08-2012, 04:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,471
Posted By newbimac
It's down to the individual, but I bet if...

It's down to the individual, but I bet if survived a greater number of people would be for ditching the integrated optical drive and sacraficing a few ports for a slimmer machine with "pro" graphics...
Forum: Apple Rumors and Reports 03-06-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,471
Posted By newbimac
Would love to see the 13" MBP basically being a...

Would love to see the 13" MBP basically being a 13" MBA with 8GB Memory and discreet graphics.
Forum: Apple Notebooks 03-04-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,220
Posted By newbimac
From what I've gleaned 8gb is what apple...

From what I've gleaned 8gb is what apple officially support, however 16gb works fine.
Forum: Apple Notebooks 03-04-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,008
Posted By newbimac
There seem to be a number of credible sources. I...

There seem to be a number of credible sources. I have ordered the memory and will report back.

I'm amazed this hasn't had more coverage here. For me this is a brilliant discovery because I can now...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 03-04-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,008
Posted By newbimac
Has anyone actually done this?

Has anyone actually done this?
Forum: Apple Notebooks 03-04-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,008
Posted By newbimac
Can anyone confirm or discredit this...

..???

Link

Did Apple release a secret MacBook/Pro Firmware update that enables 8GB RAM config? | 9to5Mac | Apple Intelligence...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 03-04-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 879
Posted By newbimac
New battery

I have a 2008 MBP unibody.

If i were to buy a new battery from Apple would the battery life be the same as when the machine was new in 2008 or are the batteries in 2012 more advanced and would i...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 03-02-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,603
Posted By newbimac
Wait, if you had no computer then fair enough,...

Wait, if you had no computer then fair enough, but i'm sure you can coax a few more months out of your current machine and wait for the Ivy Bridge machines to be released.

Whilst the desire to buy...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 03-02-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,426
Posted By newbimac
I believe the OWC drives use internals from...

I believe the OWC drives use internals from multiple manufacturers. Therefore you don't know what you're getting and i seem to recall a recent thread where someone had issues with compatibility with...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 03-02-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,512
Posted By newbimac
13" MBA would seem like the best choice for you....

13" MBA would seem like the best choice for you. You don't need the graphics ability of the 15" MBP for your intended use and although it's only a 13" screen the MBA has the same resolution as the...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 02-29-2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,738
Posted By newbimac
Yes I read the stickies there didn't appear to be...

Yes I read the stickies there didn't appear to be a straight answer as to which is best. I don't like searches I prefer to ask the question on a dedicated forum where answers are more up to date in...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 02-29-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,738
Posted By newbimac
Just like the idea of easily switching between...

Just like the idea of easily switching between the two without the need to reboot.
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 02-29-2012, 06:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,738
Posted By newbimac
Why virtual box, is it purely due to cost that...

Why virtual box, is it purely due to cost that you suggest it or are there performance advantages?

To be honest (call me a marketers dream) but I like to go for well known brands so if just...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 02-29-2012, 06:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,738
Posted By newbimac
I'm doing an accountancy course and need to...

I'm doing an accountancy course and need to ensure 100% compatibility and also will be tutored on the Windows version so need everything to be consistent.
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 02-29-2012, 06:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,738
Posted By newbimac
VMWARE vs Parrallels

Which is the best? All I really want it for is running MS Office. Also would I be better off with XP or windows 7, if windows 7 would 32 or 64 bit version be better?
Forum: Apple Notebooks 02-27-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,209
Posted By newbimac
How much should I ask for?

Got a late 2008 15" unibody MBP.

2.53GHz Core 2 Duo
250GB 7200rpm HDD
4GB RAM
9400/9600GT

It's in very good condition with no damage and minimal wear. What sort of ball park figure ()...
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