Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac Student & Teacher Edition (with USB Flash Drive)

Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac Student & Teacher Edition (with USB Flash Drive)


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Product Information

  • Overview

    Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac is the fastest, most seamless, and most intuitive way to run Windows* and Mac applications side by side, without rebooting. Powerful performance lets you run Windows productivity applications—even graphics intensive ones—with ease. If you're new to Mac, keep the familiar Windows experience on your Mac. If you love the look and feel of Mac OS, make Windows invisible while still using its applications. Either way, run Windows and Mac applications side by side with no compromises in performance.

    Mac OS X Mountain Lion support

    Run Windows applications like they were made for Mac. Experience Mountain Lion's intuitive features like Launchpad and Mission Control even while running Windows applications.

    Versatile for home and school

    Let one Mac take care of all your computing needs. Run the Windows programs you need for work and play and the Mac applications you love side by side without rebooting.

    Get started quickly

    All the time and money you've invested into outfitting your PC goes right into your Mac. The Parallels Wizard makes it simple to move everything from your PC to your Mac.

    Perfect if you're new to Mac

    Start with the familiar look of Windows. Then add more and more of the Mac look, feel, and experience to your Windows programs at your pace.

  • Highlights

    • Access your Mac and Windows applications from anywhere with the Parallels Mobile App for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch**
    • Comes loaded on a free USB flash drive
    • Select up to 1GB of video memory for your most graphics-intensive Windows programs
    • Use a wide variety of design programs and games with DirectX 9.0c/9Ex and Shader Model 3 support
    • Take advantage of support for Mac OS X Mountain Lion, including running it as a guest OS
    • Immerse yourself in your favorite games, music, and videos with 7.1 surround sound support
    • Boot Windows even faster than in earlier versions of Parallels
    • Full support for Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, Chrome, and Linux
    • Easily copy and paste formatted text and images between Windows and Mac
    • Multi-touch trackpad gestures for navigating through Windows applications like in Mac applications
    • Organize multiple windows with Mission Control
    • Choose from four view modes and have as much or as little Windows as you want
    • Copy and paste and drag and drop between Mac and Windows applications
    • New Presentation Wizard lets you easily and beautifully show presentations from your Mac on any external monitor or projector
    • Switch from Safari to the same web page in Internet Explorer with a single click
    • Easily use USB 3.0 devices
    • Employ Mountain Lion's Dictation capabilities in Windows applications
  • Did you notice?

    Lets you use convenient Mac OS X features such as Mission Control and Launchpad while running Windows applications.
  • Apple Recommends For

    For students and teachers who want the fastest, smartest, and most powerful way to run Windows on their Mac without rebooting.
  • What's in the Box?

    • Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac
    • 8GB Kingston USB thumbdrive
    • Product download for Macs without optical drive
    • Complimentary Mac and Windows security software trial subscriptions from Norton and Kaspersky and online back up and recover from Acronis
  • Tech Specs

    • Internet Access: Some Features Require Internet Access
    • Media: FlashMedia
  • System Requirements


    • Intel Core 2 Duo processor (Intel Core Solo and Core Duo processors no longer supported)
    • At least 700 MB of free hard-drive space for Parallels Desktop installation plus space to allocate to your virtual machine.
    • 4 GB of RAM recommended to run Windows 7
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: PDFML-SL220-EN
    • UPC or EAN No.: 846829001220


    • Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.

    Manufacturer Note

    • *Windows and other operating systems sold separately. **Separate purchase from the App Store.

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