You can now run Parallels Desktop on lower-powered Chromebooks

What you need to know

  • Parallels announced it is expanding support for its Desktop VM client.
  • 11th Gen Intel Core i3 and AMD Ryzen 3 5000 series powered Chrome OS devices are now supported.
  • Parallels Desktop only remains available for Enterprise and Education customers.

Nowadays, Chromebooks can do so much more than just run various extensions and Chrome-only apps. And even with being able to install Linux apps on Chrome OS, there are times when you need a Windows version of any given application.

Google and Parallels announced a partnership back in 2020, with the goal of turning Chromebooks into powerful and portable virtual machines. The program is still limited to Enterprise customers but Parallels recently announced (via 9to5Google) expanded support for more Chromebook models.

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