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I'm planning to get a Lenovo Thinkpad with the above processor and 4GB DDR3 RAM. The specs seem pretty nice for a work notebook, but combing for reviews online hasn't helped me much. I want to know if anybody's used their i3's for Linux and virtualization within it, since I intend to run the Thinkpad on Linux, but have a Win7 VM for my few Windows-only apps.

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i dont have an i3 laptop (although i wish i did), but i can tell you that an i3 is about par with a highly overclocked Pentium Dual core or C2D (wolfdale). Ive run VMs on my rig when my processor was at stock and it ran fairly smoothly. Just dont do anything insane and you should be fine.
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it will run but like a single core machine because id dedicate 1 core only to the host OS but it will run.

Ive used a windoes VM on my laptop and that only has a 1.6GHz core DUO V1 inside of it with 2GB of ram and it Ran, Not very well but it Ran.
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i dont have an i3 laptop (although i wish i did), but i can tell you that an i3 is about par with a highly overclocked Pentium Dual core or C2D (wolfdale). Ive run VMs on my rig when my processor was at stock and it ran fairly smoothly. Just dont do anything insane and you should be fine.
Does Visual Studio 2010 count as "insane"?
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