Buying Laptop to Run Vmware Workstation

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I am planning to buy a laptop. I will primarily run VM Workstation 6 or sometimes VM ware Server on it with one or two guest O/S ( Mostly Linux / Sun Solaris 32 bit for i386). Do you think the below configuration would be enough Intel core 2 duo , 4 GB , 320 GB SATA and a E-Sata ( Lenovo Model ) Please suggest if Lenovo would be good or I should look for another brands I also want to If I may suffer performance degradation even with above configuration because of a single hard disk Thanks in Advance

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Intel core 2 duo , 4 GB , 320 GB SATA and a E-Sata ( Lenovo Model )

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The specs are enough to run the 2 guest VMs as long as you don’t overcommit the memory on the guest OS. In addition since you are planning on running a linux flavor OS, 512 MB to 1 GB would suffice.

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  • Denny Cherry
    Those specs look fine. My laptop is about 2 years old or so and runs 4 Windows 2003 VMs under VMware Workstation under Windows 7 without issue.
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  • Kevin Beaver
    Those specs are similar to my laptop and should be fine. Can't comment on the brand - I've had trouble with them all. Thinking about just building my own!
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