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Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac

  • Run on OS X Mavericks (10.9) and Windows 8.1
  • Shared DropBox and Google Drive folders
  • Power Nap Support
  • Connect Thunderbolt & Firewire storage devices
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With Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac, you can seamlessly run both Windows and Mac applications without rebooting. Innovative and indispensable new features include cloud storage optimizations for iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive, and SkyDrive. The Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac also supports OS X Launchpad in Windows applications, and provides Windows 8 users with a Start menu and Windows Start button. Parallels Desktop 9 delivers much improved performance for some of the most common scenarios and operations, such as 40 percent improvement in disk performance, virtual machine startup and shutdown are now up to 25 percent faster, and customers can suspend their virtual machines in up to 20 percent less time than before. 3D graphics and web-browsing are also made noticeably speedier, with up to 15 percent improvements for both.

  • newegg Cloud Services Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac supports iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive, and SkyDrive optimizations with your Mac and your Windows virtual machine, eliminating duplication of files locally.
  • newegg Enhanced Windows 8 and 8.1 Support Parallels Desktop brings back the real Start menu, and lets customers use Metro apps in a window instead of full screen.
  • newegg Security Center Easily access and install complimentary security software subscriptions to keep the Mac and Windows virtual machines safe from viruses and malware, all from one location.
  • newegg Enhanced New Virtual Machine Wizard The New Virtual Machine Wizard makes it even easier to create new virtual machines, automatically locating operating systems on your machine or letting you manually select a range of media types to install.
  • newegg Power Nap Support On a Retina MacBook Pro or a MacBook Air, the Power Nap feature now extends to Windows and Windows apps, so virtual machines and all Windows applications are always up-to-date.
  • newegg Thunderbolt and Firewire Storage Device Support For convenience of everyday use, customers can connect Thunderbolt and Firewire devices to either your Mac or your virtual machine – just like you do with USB devices.

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Model

Brand
Parallels
Model
PDFM9L-BX1-NT-EN

Spec

Name
Desktop 9 for Mac
Operating Systems Supported
Mac OS
System Requirements
Intel-based Mac with Intel Core 2 Duo processor or higher required

Minimum 2 GB of RAM (4 GB or more recommended)

700 MB hard drive space for Parallels Desktop installation, plus space to allocate to your virtual machine

Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks; OS X 10.8.4 Mountain Lion or later; OS X 10.7.5 Lion or later; OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard or later

Internet connection required for product download, activation, updates, and select features

Requires Windows or other operating system (not included)
Packaging
Retail

Features

Features
Latest OS support
Want to use OS X Mavericks (10.9) and Windows Blue (8.1)? It works!

Windows 8 is easier to use with Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac
Unlike the "Start button" planned for Windows 8.1, we bring back a "real" Start button experience, giving you the Windows 7 Start menu experience.
Run Modern (Metro) apps in a window instead of full screen - you can use them side-by-side.

Shared DropBox and Google Drive folders
When using Dropbox and Google Drive from both your Mac host and your Windows guest, your files get duplicated. This feature fixes that so you get optimal storage space.

Power Nap Support
With Power Nap, your Retina Display Mac or MacBook Air sleeps but your Mac applications stay up-to-date, so you have the latest information when your Mac wakes up. This functionality is now brought to the Windows virtual machine, e.g., running Microsoft Outlook.

Seamless workflows
Connect Thunderbolt and Firewire storage devices and designate them to connect to your Windows virtual machine.

Performance
Better graphics than ever, longer battery life, pure power throughout.

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  • Chris D.
  • 7/17/2014 9:36:01 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Virtualization Product

Pros: I use Parallels to facilitate developing Windows applications on my Mac. Stable, fast and works every time!

Cons: None.

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  • Ted B.
  • 4/16/2014 6:44:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsIt really works now!

Pros: I have been frustrated using MS Office for Windows on Parallels in the past because it was too slow and glitchy. I am now running Parallels 9 on a MacBook Pro Retina with 16 GB of RAM and a terabyte of flash memory. It runs like a dream. Boots to Windows in seconds. Runs MS Office very well (including touchpad gestures). It looks beautiful on the retina screen. It doesn't seem to slow down the Mac programs. I am no longer afraid to boot Windows on my MacBook!

Cons: Still need to use an antivirus program.

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  • Keith H.
  • 4/16/2014 8:58:05 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsAbsolutely THE BEST VM for Windows on Mac OSX

Pros: I have been a Microsoft focused software developer for over 25 years. In that time, I have used a lot of tools and utilities.

Several years ago I got my first MacBook Pro to experiment with. While Apple allows you to run Windows via their Boot Camp setup, it's an either/or proposition. You can only run Mac OSX or Windows, not both at the same time.

What I needed was a VM, a virtual machine, that would allow me to run Windows inside Mac OSX. I tried the competitors, but the performance, support, and stability were not up to my high standards.

Then I tried Parallels Desktop! Wow! What a difference! With Parallels, you don't just run Windows in Mac OSX. You run Windows WITH Mac OSX.

You can seamlessly run Windows apps and games side by side with Mac OSX apps. It's high performance and extremely stable. Did you see I mentioned games? Well, most graphics intensive apps work just fine. It's a testament to the software engineering genius of the folks at Parallels.

You can also seamlessly share files between Windows and Mac OSX too. And when I say "seamless", I really do mean it. Things have only gotten better with each new release. Parallels Desktop 9 is just all that much better.

If you own a Mac but also love Windows, or have Windows apps that you need on your Mac, this is an easy decision to make. Get Parallels Desktop 9, and you will be a happy camper like me!

Cons: None!

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  • Lawrence H.
  • 4/9/2014 4:55:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat product, flawless execution

Pros: I was reluctant to make the move to using windows on a mac, but I have a HP Laptop that I used with Quickbooks Pro for my small business. That was the only thing I used the windows computer for. After it died on me twice, I got to thinking of how incredibly reliable my MacBook Pro is. So I purchased Parallels and a copy of Windows and have NEVER looked back. QBPro runs faster on my MBP than the HP, it is more stable, and was worth every penny. If you have any hesitation, I am here to tell you to take the plunge.

Cons: There have been, to date, no cons that I can think of

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