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Parallels Desktop 17 Review
Parallels Desktop 17 Review (Image credit: Bryan M. Wolfe / iMore)

For Apple silicon and Intel-based Macs, Parallels Desktop lets your run full versions of Windows 11 and other operating systems on your computer. During Prime Day, you can get a one-year subscription to Parallels Desktop for just $60, or $20 off the regular price. A Pro version is also available for $25 off the regular price. The software got a rare 5/5 star rating from us when it released last fall.

First introduced in 2006 and updated regularly, Parallels Desktop is the most popular virtualization software for Mac users. This version, number 17, is its best yet and works with macOS Monterey and Windows 11.

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As you can see in my Parallels Desktop 17 review, it's the company's best version. Parallels 17 allows you to seamlessly run Windows apps and games side-by-side with macOS apps without rebooting your computer. Optimized for macOS Monterey and Windows 11, the software lets you run multiple operating systems simultaneously, including Windows, Linux, and macOS. The Pro version is intended for developers, testers, and power users.

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Parallels Desktop 17 isn't packed with as many new features as some of its more recent predecessors. Instead, nearly everything added in this update falls under the broader performance umbrella. That's in no way a dig. Rather, it underscores the company's almost obsessive commitment to making sure its top-selling product continues to impress no matter what Apple and Microsoft throw at it.

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Bryan M Wolfe
Staff Writer

Bryan M. Wolfe has written about technology for over a decade on various websites, including TechRadar, AppAdvice, and many more. Before this, he worked in the technology field across different industries, including healthcare and education. He’s currently iMore’s lead on all things Mac and macOS, although he also loves covering iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Bryan enjoys watching his favorite sports teams, traveling, and driving around his teenage daughter to her latest stage show, audition, or school event in his spare time. He also keeps busy walking his black and white cocker spaniel, Izzy, and trying new coffees and liquid grapes.