iMac for Virtual Machines?

Feb 21, 2010
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im itching for an excuse to buy a core i7 27" iMac. I currently have a MBP 13 inch and I like it a lot, but its not powerful enough, nor is there enough screen real estate to do what I would like.

I would like to use a core i7 iMac with 8 gigs of ram to run Windows test networks with VMware Fusion. Will the iMac have enough power/ram to run 5 or 6 virtual machines ranging from windows xp, to server 2008 or am I better off building a windows box with similar specs and VMware Workstation?

hoping to hear some real world experience, but all comments are welcome.

thank you

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