Parallels Desktop for Chrome OS Adds Support for AMD Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 Processors, and 12 New Chromebook and Chromebox Devices with Intel and AMD Chips
Zoom, Cisco Webex, and GoToMeeting Windows Apps Enabled by Parallels Desktop’s Added Camera and Microphone Redirection; USB Support enables Smart Cards and Flash Drives to Run in Windows on Chrome Enterprise Devices
BELLEVUE, Wash., April 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Parallels today announced that Parallels® Desktop for Chrome OS (parallels.com/chrome, formerly Parallels® Desktop for Chromebook Enterprise), now supports both AMD and Intel processors, as well as 12 new Chromebook and Chromebox devices from Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, and Lenovo. Enterprise and education organizations now have 21 supported Chrome Enterprise device options that can run full-featured Windows apps in Parallels Desktop, both online and offline. Employees, staff and students located anywhere can seamlessly run Zoom, Cisco Webex and GoToMeeting Windows apps in Parallels Desktop to enjoy full-featured video conferencing on their Chrome OS devices.
“Chromebooks have made substantial market gains in recent years, especially in the education market,” said Shannon Kalvar, IDC Research Manager. “As they become more prevalent in the broader market, Chromebooks will increasingly need to offer the functionality and capabilities embedded in full-featured Windows applications, an ability most simply offered by application and desktop virtualization. This is especially true in the broader commercial market, where both legacy and new Windows applications enable a wide range of business activities.”
“With Parallels Desktop for Chrome OS, we make it simple for enterprises and education organizations to securely run fully featured Windows applications on powerful new Chrome Enterprise devices, both online and offline,” said Christa Quarles, Chief Executive Officer of Corel. “We want you to be able to get the job done, no matter where you are and what device you are using. This is why we also made Parallels® Remote Application Server (parallels.com/ras) so simple that organizations of any size can deploy virtual Windows desktops and full-featured Windows apps to any device in as little as one day. This includes older Chromebooks, Macs, PCs, iPads, iPhones, Android tablets and phones, or any HTML5 web browser, so that workers and students, regardless of location, can use devices they already have in order to be productive.”
See how fast and simple it is to set up full-featured Windows on a Chromebook in Parallels Desktop for Chrome OS in this short video at parallels.com/fastsetup.
New Supported Features in Parallels Desktop for Chrome OS
USB support has been added to Parallels Desktop for Chrome OS to enable popular USB devices to work in Windows virtual machines, including Smart cards and flash drives. Additional features are available online on the Parallels Desktop for Chrome OS product page at parallels.com/chrome.
Availability, Free Trial, and Pricing
New Parallels Desktop for Chrome OS supported Chromebook and Chromebox Chrome Enterprise devices below are noted with asterisks (*) before their names:
• Windows 10 license: Microsoft Windows image and Windows license are required.
• Google Admin console: IT administrators can manage Chromebook and Chromebox devices that are covered by Chrome Enterprise or Education Upgrade.
• Corporate Storage Server: To deploy a Windows virtual machine image on user devices, you need a corporate storage server from where the image can be downloaded to individual Chrome Enterprise devices in your organization via HTTP or HTTPS. CDN is recommended for very large deployments.
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