Go Back   Hardware Canucks > Mac, iPhone & iPod > Mac

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old December 1, 2013, 09:48 AM
neojjjk's Avatar
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Ind/Can
Posts: 203

My System Specs

Thumbs up Can I run windows 7 and all appications in a macbook pro

Hi,
I have a windows laptop and I am planning to get a macbook pro .is it possible to run windows 7 64bit Home premium and all windows applications on a different partion without any issues ? I don't want to carry two laptops .experts please share your opinion .
Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old December 1, 2013, 10:39 AM
lowfat's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Grande Prairie, AB
Posts: 7,947

My System Specs

Default

Yes as long as it isn't an ancient first generation Macbook.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old December 1, 2013, 12:57 PM
ShinraCorp's Avatar
MVP
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Gatineau
Posts: 446

My System Specs

Default

Yes but you need Boot Camp or that other software I keep forgetting it's name (Parallel Desktop or something like that)
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old December 3, 2013, 09:06 PM
JohnWayne's Avatar
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: US - Massachusetts
Posts: 74

My System Specs

Default

I would advise using Boot Camp. That way you're only using one OS at a time and you get full speed / access to your hardware. The Desktop programs have to share ram between MAC OS X and The copy of Windows being used. Gaming should be done through BootCamp, or more specifically a Windows Laptop with a dedicated gpu that has it's own memory.

Don't know the reason you're getting a Mac seeing as you're already a windows user and 98% of software is written for that.

Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p has dual SLI 750M graphics and is under a grand. You only get a single card with Apple's $2k offering and that's just one example.
The majority of your movies also won't look any better on a retina screen because they're mastered at 2K and encoded for 1080P

Just be aware of all your options before you make a purchase. Being able to run fluid simulations in near real time in an engineering class and being done in half the time is food for thought.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old December 5, 2013, 06:55 AM
SneakySnake's Avatar
MVP
F@H
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Waterloo
Posts: 296

My System Specs

Default

With Boot Camp your computer boots into windows, and the experience is identical to that of a Windows laptop with the same specs.

If you use Parallels or VMware, you gain some convenience, by being able to run windows alongside OS X, but lose performance. Performance in Parallels is still quite good however. I'm able to play League of Legends on max settings and 1920x1200 at 60fps in Parallels on my retina Macbook Pro (strangely this gives me better performance then their terrible Mac port).
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[WTB] macbook pro neojjjk Buy/Sell & Trade 4 April 12, 2013 07:25 PM
New Macbook lol Birk Mac 8 November 9, 2012 04:50 PM
i-mac or macbook pro 13 lcdguy Mac 5 August 22, 2012 07:32 PM
new macbook air m1dget Mac 20 December 5, 2010 07:46 PM
RAM for Macbook Pro Skootles RAM 5 December 2, 2008 07:15 PM