Parallels Desktop 18 brings with it a bunch of upgrades, chief included in this the opportunity to launch right into a Windows 11 virtual desktop with an individual button press.
The brand new version also boasts twice the Windows app performance on Apple M1 Ultra-powered devices and compatibility with Apples ProMotion display technology.
Parallels Desktop 18
There are plenty of reasons someone should run Windows 11 on macOS, regardless of the effectiveness of their allegiance to Apple.
Utilizing a virtualization tool like Parallels, for instance, allows Mac owners to juggle macOS- and Windows-exclusive applications simultaneously and run games which are incompatible with Apple devices.
Typically, virtualization places somewhat of a tax on performance, meaning users are unlikely in order to run apps quite as smoothly because they would on a normal Windows system.
However, the most recent version of Parallels Desktop is made to deliver as near native performance as you possibly can, and also adding support for various new features for personal and business users alike.
Included in these are the opportunity to share Xbox and Playstation controllers between your host device and Windows VM, new identity management facilities for this admins and a choice to configure network conditions for VMs running on Apple M1 Macs.
We have been pleased with our engineering team that is still at the forefront of innovation to provide a remarkably better and seamless Parallels Desktop for Mac experience to your users, that’s integrated with the most recent macOS Ventura, optimized for the most recent Apple hardware, and will be offering valuable features to provide better still productivity and performance, said (opens in new tab) Prashant Ketkar, Chief Technology and Product Officer at Corel, which acquired Parallels back 2018.
That is as easy and simple to use since it gets, and our users can depend on Parallels Desktop for Mac to spotlight the job accessible.
Parallels Desktop 18 will come in three flavors – Standard, Pro and Business – all of that provides a slightly different feature set and virtual desktops with varying degrees of performance. The three plans cost $99 or 89.99/year, $119.99 or 99.99/year and $149 or 119.99/year, respectively.
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