Parallels Desktop for Chrome OS News Digest—July 2021

Parallels® Desktop for Chrome OS is the only way that enterprise users can run full-featured legacy Windows applications on their Chromebooks. Here’s a look at Parallels Desktop for Chrome OS in the five latest news releases:

1. The 10-Year Anniversary of Chrome OS—Parallels Continues to Bring Windows Applications to Chromebooks

On the 10-year anniversary of Chrome OS, Digital Trends looks back at the spectacular journey of Chrome—from a web browser to an OS that rivals Windows and macOS. Chrome OS has gradually improved with each passing year. Google and Parallels teamwork brings Windows applications to Chromebooks, even when offline. Digital Trends considers Parallels Desktop for Chromebooks one of the major highlights in Chrome OS’s rise to power over the last decade.

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2. Parallels Desktop Is Coming Soon to HP Pro c640 Chromebook Enterprise G2

Late last month, HP launched the Pro c640 Chromebook G2 and the Pro c640 Chromebook Enterprise G2—purpose-built to support hybrid work environments. On top of being powered by 11th Gen Intel processors with Intel Iris X graphics, 12.5 hours of battery life and a 14-inch HD display, HP has announced that Parallels® Desktop for HP Chrome Enterprise is soon coming to the Pro c640 Chromebook Enterprise G2. Parallels Desktop will allow users to enjoy the full Windows 10 experience and run native, 32-bit Windows applications locally on HP Chromebooks, without an internet connection.

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3. Business Users Can Access Missing Pro Features of Windows Applications on Chromebooks

Enterprise users can explore Parallels Desktop for Chrome OS to run the full version of Windows 10 inside a container on Chromebooks. Pro features like Data Analysis Toolpak in Microsoft Excel are available only in the desktop application and are missing from the web and Android versions. With Parallels Desktop for Chrome OS, business users can continue

downloading and using the full-featured desktop version of all Microsoft Office applications, even on Chromebooks.

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4. OEMs Eye for the Growth in Chromebooks as 21 Chrome Enterprise Devices Support Parallels Desktop

Chromebooks enjoyed 275% growth in 2021. Despite Google pushing original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to use its suite of services instead of Microsoft Office, Windows remains the most widely used OS across organizations. With Parallels Desktop, enterprises and educational institutes can continue using full-featured Windows desktop applications locally. In addition to that, they can also enjoy all features of other video conferencing applications like Zoom, Cisco WebEx and GoToMeeting in Parallels Desktop. What’s more, there are 21 different Chrome Enterprise device options that support Parallels Desktop for Chrome OS.

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5. Parallels Desktop Is One of the Most Powerful Methods for Running Windows Applications on Chromebooks

When people switch to Chromebooks, they often want to continue using some of the applications that cannot be installed natively on their Chromebooks. However, there are a few options that can allow them to keep using their favorite applications. For enterprises, Parallels Desktop for Chrome OS is one the most powerful tools to achieve that. With Parallels Desktop, IT departments can enable any proprietary application to run natively inside a full-featured Windows container. Users can continue using all the features of the Microsoft Office suite, just as they would on Windows Laptops.

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