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Old 10-29-2013, 09:28 AM   #1
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Capability to run Virtual OS on Thinkpad X220?

Dear all,

I'm a newbie to this forum so I don't know where to start.

I'm considering buying a new laptop (X220 to be specific) with the following specs:
1. Core i7 2620M
2. 8Gb of RAM

Will it be possible for me to run Linux (Debian) with 2 different Virtual OS (Win 7 and Mac - for my work)at the same time? Will it slow down or stuck?
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"Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)" -> Yes

It supports hardware virt.

But with only 8 GB RAM and only 2 real cores, things might be slow running 3 OSes at the same time.
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Thanks a lot for your information.

I'll take that into consideration. What if I push it upto 16GB of RAM?
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I can run multiple Vitualbox windows (xp and Linux) within Linux with no problem on i5 with 4G-ram


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