What are the disadvantages, if virtual machines run on a laptop?

Oct 30, 2018
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Hi,

Currently I work on 4-5 virtual machines on VMware Workstation Software in my Desktop Computer. And mostly I work on Windows Server virtual machine. Later on I’ll work on VMware vSphere.

Now I am planning to do same work on a laptop.

Please guide me which type of laptop is recommended for same work? And
What are the disadvantages, if I do same work on a laptop?

Regards
Techie Guy
 

hang-the-9

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If the laptop has the same CPU and RAM speed as the desktop it will run the exact same way.

Any modern system made for higher end use with 16-32GB of RAM will be fine. Say a lower spec gaming system (since you don't need to spend money on the video card) or a workstation laptop like Lenovo P models.

Laptop is not really upgradable vs a desktop (aside from maybe RAM to max allowed and hard drive) and also will be a bit less reliable due to heat issues and the simple fact of moving it around has a risk of damage.
 
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I understood.

I believe working on more virtual machines and vSphere is related to more computational work.

What issue I can face, if I do same work in a laptop?

If I buy a laptop with i5 8Gen+2/4GB AMD Graphics+16/32GB RAM+1/2 TB HD for same work, what can I expect in terms of performance and durability of laptop components?

As you said, you don't need to spend money on the video card. Is importance of GPU and Graphics Card/Video Card primarily for playing games not for computational work?

If possible, please elaborate.
 
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