High spec Apple Mac Pro running Windows Bootcamp – general advice
Posted on 2014-12-19
We have a user who is prepared to pay for the best. He works in finance and runs powerful Microsoft Excel number crunching applications as well as things like Bloomberg.
However he loves Mac hardware.
He wants us to buy a Mac Pro with three high quality screen attached, fully loaded if necessary but he wants it running boot camp so that he uses it as a Windows computer.
My reaction is that if he spent the same money on a windows PC like Dell, it would result in better performance but I could be wrong. Either way he seems very keen on this Mac hardware solution.
Can I get some opinions? Will boot camp give good performance or is it going to compromise his work spending £5k / $8k on a Mac in order to use it for Windows only?
He'll spend what he needs to get great performance.
Another way to ask the question, ignoring cost, is there any downside to running Boot Camp on a high spec Mac Pro and also is there any specific upgrade specification that should be considered to improve use in these circumstances?