RE: laptop configuration

From: Bobak, Mark <>
Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2011 14:33:28 -0400
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Hi Kart,

Well, it's hard to say.

Some things to consider:

  • To Mac or not to Mac? (This is really just your preference.)
  • Memory, get as much as you can afford. Running VMs will hog memory. If you can, find a model that supports 4 memory slots. That will allow you to go as high as 16 GB. (Possibly 32GB when the 8GB SODIMMS drop in price.)
  • Look into SSDs. Prices are always falling, and it can really improve performance.
  • After that, it's all the other little features....backlit keyboard (very nice), display size, etc...


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of K R Sent: Thursday, October 27, 2011 2:26 PM To:
Subject: laptop configuration

I am thinking of buying a laptop to install virtualbox and install oracle 11gR2 RAC with OEL. What configuration and vendor I should be going for . Looking for any suggestion from the List members.

Appreciate any pointers.



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