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Discussion on: How much do hardware parts matter?

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Mike Bybee

I disagree. RAM makes a big difference in a virtualized OS (especially Win10 in Virtualbox - easily testable by increasing allocated guest RAM).

You can gain performance at the cost of some features being harder to configure (shared folders, clipboard, though both can still be accomplished) by using KVM (Kernel Virtual Machine, one of my favorite Linux features) instead of VBox, as it is closer to bare metal.

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Pacharapol Withayasakpunt Author

I normally allocate 4GB to Windows on VirtualBox, on another MacAir (around 2018, I think).

And when running PowerBI, it still lags.