Parallels Desktop for Chromebook Enterprise released for $ 70 per year per user. The software makes it possible to run Windows on Chrome Enterprise, allowing users to deploy Windows programs on Chromebooks.
Parallels Desktop for Chromebook Enterprise is integrated with Chrome OS and the Google Admin console for the operating system. IT administrators do not have to set up a virtual desktop infrastructure and Windows also runs offline on Chromebooks.
Users can paste items on the clipboard back and forth on the two operating systems. Windows folders such as the Desktop, Documents and Downloads can also be accessed by Chrome OS and users can share folders within Chrome OS with Windows. Furthermore, users can set the resolution of Windows windows individually and run Windows in full screen mode. Windows uses the Chrome OS network connection, even when using a VPN, Parallels further reports. Users can set a VPN to be used only in Windows.
To use Parallels, a device with Chrome OS 85 or later is required. The company recommends at least an Intel Core i5 or Core i7, in combination with 16GB ram and a 128GB SSD. Parallels does not mention minimal system requirements.
Parallels did, however, compile a list of ‘preferred devices’ that would guarantee the software to run smoothly. That concerns ten Chromebooks, from six manufacturers. The virtualization company announced last summer that it would collaborate with Google on the integration of Parallels Desktop in Chrome OS.
|Parallels ‘Preferred Devices’
|HP Elite c1030 Chromebook Enterprise (recommended)
HP Pro c640 Chromebook Enterprise
Google Pixelbook Go
|Acer Chromebook Spin 713 (CP713-2W)
Acer Chromebook Spin 13 (CP713-1WN)
|Dell Latitude 5300 2-in-1 Chromebook Enterprise
Dell Latitude 5400 Chromebook Enterprise
|Lenovo Yoga C630 Chromebook
|ASUS Chromebook Flip C436FA