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MacBook Pro for Windows development via virtualization. Performance?

I am wondering if using a MacBook Pro 15 (2.66 Ghz i7, High Res Anti Glare, Custom SSD, 8 GB RAM) for .NET development (as well as the occasional dabble into Xcode for iPhone coding) makes sense?

I love the hardware. I already have a 24" screen which I can attach to the MBP via Display Port when I feel the need for more screen space.

Will running Visual Studio 2010 (and its successor) via VMWare Fusion/Parallels hinder the performance by a noticeable margin?

Hoping to make an informed decision.

PS: Will be buying (if at all) once the refresh is out (with Sandy Bridge processors)

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Dupe [MacBook Pro for Windows development via virtualization. Performance? ](superuser.com/questions/132445/…) –  Sathya Jan 30 '11 at 5:57
    
This topic might also help. –  Daniel Beck Jan 30 '11 at 9:36
    
My bad... only after creating this question I saw the related threads. Thanks for helping out guys. –  KiD0M4N Jan 31 '11 at 7:15
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I've used a mid-2008 MBP for fairly heavy SQL Server and .Net development using VMWare Fusion. I've had no performance issues at all, just give the VM as much RAM as you can. I really don't notice any difference than running on a dedicated Windows box.

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