I debated on getting a MacBook Pro w/Ritna as my lab machine. However, I already have a XPS 15 with pretty close spec’s to the MBP w/Ritna. So, I opted for a Dell XPS with 32GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD and (2) 2TB SATA drives. I’m not disappointed.
This resource monitor is showing what has been a pretty common load I run while doing all of my data to day computing. I’m running 8 virtual machines in the background.
(1) AD Server with 1GB RAM
(1) SQL Server Running vCenter with 4GB RAM
(2) ESXi Servers with 4GB of RAM each running (1) XP workstation with 1GB of RAM each
(1) Windows Home Server running a file share and back ups for my production home network