I am an IT consultant. Five years ago, I was at a company that allowed me to use my own Mac for my work instead of the company supplied windows laptop. I was easily able to run a Windows 7 VM for Windows specific required applications using my Mid 2014 MBP I7 2.5ghz 16GB Ram. The past two years, I’ve been in a work situation where I was required to use a company provided Windows laptop. Now, I am changing jobs and can go back to using my own Mac if I would like to.
I will be running a windows VM using Parallels again, but this time it will be Windows 10. My primary development activity is database programming, so I can do most of that on the MacOS. My concern is how does this my current MBP compare to the newer ones, and should I bite the bullet and just buy a new MBP. For most of my activities, my existing MBP will do fine, its just the Windows VM that I am concerned about.
As an aside, my company will not provide any funding for a BYOD computer or software, so I am on my own from a funding perspective. However, after having to go back to using Windows the last two years, I am ok with that.
Let me know your thoughts and Thanks!