Just released – Parallels Desktop for Chromebook Enterprise


We are excited to announce that Parallels Desktop for Chromebook Enterprise launched today. It is the world’s first software that runs Windows directly on enterprise Chromebooks―enabling full-featured Windows apps including Microsoft Office and proprietary apps―even when there is not an Internet connection.

Parallels Desktop for Chromebook Enterprise is integrated with Chrome OS and Google Admin console, and does not require VDI infrastructure, making it easy for IT departments to securely set up and deploy. 

Parallels Desktop for Chromebook Enterprise
Figure 1_ Windows apps running on an enterprise Chromebook with Parallels Desktop for Chromebook Enterprise

What John Solomon, Vice President of Chrome OS at Google says: 

“Chrome OS is increasingly being chosen by modern enterprises, either for remote work, hybrid, or in the office,” said John Solomon, Vice President of Chrome OS at Google. “We are thrilled to partner with Parallels to bring legacy and full-featured Windows applications support, through Parallels Desktop for Chromebook Enterprise, to help businesses easily transition to cloud-first devices and workflows.” 

What Nick Dobrovolskiy, Senior Vice President of Engineering and Support for Parallels says: 

“Parallels Desktop for Chromebook Enterprise incorporates more than 22 years of Parallels’ experience innovating software that makes it simple for people to seamlessly run multiple operating systems and applications they need on any device to be more productive,” said Nick Dobrovolskiy, Senior Vice President of Engineering and Support for Parallels. “In addition to simultaneously running Windows and its full-featured apps along with Chrome OS apps directly on a Chromebook, Parallels Desktop integrates a variety of useful features: Copy and paste text and graphics  between Windows 10 and Chrome OS; frustration-free printing from Windows apps via shared Chrome OS printers or from printers that are only available for Windows 10; and the option to save Windows files locally on a Chromebook, in the cloud, or both.” 

What Maulik Pandya, Vice President and General Manager of Cloud Client Group, HP Inc. says: 

“Now more than ever, companies are embracing cloud-first IT strategies as the need for cloud solutions that provide greater flexibility and productivity has increased,” said Maulik Pandya, Vice President and General Manager of Cloud Client Group, HP Inc. “Available on the new HP Elite c1030 Chromebook Enterprise, Parallels Desktop for Chromebook Enterprise is a game-changer providing businesses and employees with an elevated cloud experience, making it effortless to run Windows applications on the Chrome OS.” 

How to run Windows and Chrome OS apps on Chromebook Enterprise 

Productivity Enhancers and Seamless Integrations 

Virtualization Essentials 

Easy Deployment and License Management 

More Parallels Desktop for Chromebook Enterprise features are planned for future product updates, including camera, microphone, and USB devices support. 

Availability, Free Trial, and Pricing 

 Parallels Desktop for Chromebook Enterprise is available today for $69.99 USD annually per user. Product details, including a free full-featured one-month trial with five user licenses, are available online at parallels.com/chrome

System Requirements 

Recommended hardware:  

Preferred devices: 

HP
HP Elite c1030 Chromebook Enterprise (recommended)  
HP Pro c640 Chromebook Enterprise   

Google
Google Pixelbook 
Google Pixelbook Go 

Acer
Acer Chromebook Spin 713 (CP713-2W) 
Acer Chromebook Spin 13 (CP713-1WN) 

Dell
Dell Latitude 5300 2-in-1 Chromebook Enterprise 
Dell Latitude 5400 Chromebook Enterprise 

Lenovo
Lenovo Yoga C630 Chromebook 

ASUS
ASUS Chromebook Flip C436FA 

Windows 10 license: Enterprise customers may use their existing Windows licenses and agreement with Microsoft. 

Google Admin console: IT administrators may manage Chromebook devices that are covered by Chrome Enterprise Upgrade license. 

Let us know in the below comments, on Twitter, or on Facebook about your experience with Parallels Desktop for Chromebook Enterprise.  

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. All fields are required.

2 comments on “Just released – Parallels Desktop for Chromebook Enterprise