I would like to move into a more infrastructure role at work and I would like to get heavily involved in VMWare, but at the minute i'm using a HP Laptop with a 2GHz CPU with 8GBRAM and a 500Gb HDD with VMWare Workstation 10. I don't think using this I would enhance my knowledge of VMWare as at work we use Esxi! is this easy to setup and also what sort of hardware setup do you advise? would my laptop suffice or would a beefy PC be better? i'm willing to spend the bucks so don't hesitate to put suggestions! also if a PC is suggested I would only get Windows 7 for simplicity sake and keep the laptop running Windows 8.1 and then Windows 10 when released properly!