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Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac delivers all this and more:

Indispensable Conveniences

  • New! PowerNap extends to Windows and Windows applications so you’re always up to date
  • New! Mountain Lion Dictionary gesture works in Windows applications
  • New! Connect Thunderbolt and Firewire devices to either your Mac or your virtual machine – just like you do with USB devices
  • Enhanced! The New Virtual Machine wizard makes it even easier to create new virtual machines, automatically locating operating systems on your machine or letting you manually select a range of media types to install


  • 40% better disk performance than the previous version
  • Virtual machines shut down up to 25% faster than the previous version
  • Virtual machines suspend up to 20% faster than the previous version
  • 3D graphics and web browsing is 15% faster than the previous version


  • iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive and SkyDrive optimizations eliminate duplication of files locally

Peace of Mind

  • New! Get stuff done in Windows 8 with a “real” Start menu and the ability to run Modern (Metro) apps in a separate window rather than in full screen
  • New! The Security Center makes it easy for you to be sure all your stuff is secure, both on your Mac and in your Windows virtual machine
  • New! OS X Mavericks (10.9) and Windows Blue (8.1) support

And... one more thing... for iPad lovers

Want more out of your iPad? So did we! You inspired us to create the ultimate way to use fully featured applications on your Mac or PC from an iPad. Announcing Parallels Access, an app for iPad, that’s truly breakthrough and super cool (at least we think so! And so does Walt Mossberg at the Wall Street Journal).

Parallels Access “applifies” Windows and Mac applications, letting you remotely access and experience them as if they were made for iPad.
Upgrade to Parallels Desktop 9 today and you’ll receive a complimentary six month subscription to Parallels Access, a $39.99 value.

What Customers are Saying:

“I have been using Parallels Desktop now for several years and version 9 is very fast and responsive. This is the best version yet – great job!”
- Jeff N

“This new version is even better than its predecessors. And I can’t wait to find out how it works with the newest OS X coupled with the next Windows.”
- Mike W

“Parallels Desktop 9 is lightening fast, it’s a very nice upgrade for the always supreme product for my adorable Mac”
- Ray C

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* Claim based on NPD Techworld Reports for the period 8/1/06– 4/30/13.
Reviews and awards cited may be for previous versions of Parallels Desktop for Mac.

If you purchased Parallels Desktop 8 Mac on or after August 15, 2013 you may be eligible for a no-charge upgrade under the Parallels Tech Guarantee. Click here to learn more.