AMD Quad core A4-5000 for vmware

Posted on 2014-07-14
Last Modified: 2014-07-30
I want to purchase this laptop so that I can install vmware. I want to run maybe 3 virtual servers and 2 clients.

Will this laptop handle it?

I was going to buy an intel i5 and or i7 but do not wish to anymore as they are supporters of apartheid regimes which I do not want to mention here as it it not appropriate - so please do not recommend me intel. From my understand quad core is better because I want to run multiple servers, is this correct?
Question by:Ikky786
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    ram will be your bottleneck.

    Quad core is fine.
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    by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
    Also get and SSD

    Author Comment

    I can live with the slowness of sata and maybe upgrade later for ssd.

    the ram is ok - after googling and asking people it is ok for lab work.
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    Expert Comment

    but understand that physical ram is split between host machine and virtual machines that are running. Will all these virtual machines run at the same time? If so, I'm pretty sure you won't have enaught RAM. If just 1 machine at the same time it can be ok.
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    by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
    What VMs do you want to run concurrently?

    Author Comment

    2012 domain controller, sccm 2012 server , 2 clients, maybe windows 7

    or so I changed from 4 server to 2, guess I dont need much
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    Expert Comment

    It will not support PCI passthrough by CPU features.
    And hybrid 1TB disk costs maybe 10$ more than magnetic-only.

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