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  • 2X faster start time
    and up to 20% faster Windows resume1
  • Stay focused
    Disable those pesky Windows notifications with Do Not Disturb
  • Mac gestures
    Trackpad Zoom and Rotate gesture support for Windows 10 apps
  • Improved graphics
    Up to 20% faster DirectX 11 and improved OpenGL for Windows and Linux1
  • Longer battery life
    Travel Mode now uses less resources so you can run longer

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What’s New in Version 16

A must-have upgrade packed with 30+ new features.

2X Faster1

The fastest version of Parallels Desktop yet, with twice as fast startup and up to 20% faster Windows resume and quit. Parallels Desktop users collectively run more than 200,000 Windows applications—and with Parallels Desktop 16, they can run even more applications.

Improved and Faster Graphics1

Parallels Desktop 16 delivers up to 20% faster DirectX 11 graphics and improved OpenGL 3 support for both Windows and Linux. Run more applications and games including DIALux evo 9, ProPresenter 6, Samson Connect— run your existing applications faster.

Stay Focused

Set “Do Not Disturb” on your Mac and Parallels Desktop will make sure that Windows 10 doesn’t disturb you either. Need extra screen time while traveling? Engage Travel Mode to extend battery life. Zoom and rotate objects smoothly in Windows applications with Trackpad gesture support and configure a timer for pausing Windows to save valuable Mac resources.

Enhanced Integration

New print options from Windows applications are now available, including duplex printing and paper sizes ranging from A0 to envelope*. Confidently work on Mac files in Windows by engaging the “safe removal check” to ensure files in shared folders aren’t accidentally deleted. Work more efficiently by enabling passwordless updates for Parallels Desktop. Utilize intelligent disk detection when operating virtual machines on external disks.

Linux and macOS VMs1

Be more productive when working with Git repositories in Linux Shared Folders with up to 75% faster “git status” execution. And in one click, use and download the latest Linux distributives, including Ubuntu 20.04, CentOS 8, Fedora 32 and Debian 10. Plus, Linux OpenGL improvements now let you run Steam. Achieve picture-perfect quality and performance using macOS Big Sur in a VM thanks to the first-in-the-world Metal graphics acceleration in a VM**.

Future Ready

Optimized for the latest Windows 10 updates and macOS Big Sur (when released), with a refreshed design, easier setup and much more. Parallels Desktop continues to stay up to date so you can keep working without interruption—even when a new macOS, Windows or Linux release pops up.

* Requires hardware that supports corresponding paper sizes.
** Requires macOS Big Sur on a Mac and in VM.

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Get the same features you love plus more power, versatility and speed with Parallels Desktop Pro Edition. Whether you’re a student, small business, IT admin or a power developer, reach your full potential with Pro.

More power

Allocate up to 128 GB vRAM/32 vCPUs for each virtual machine

The latest updates

Always release-ready! Prepared for future macOS and Windows updates

Added Dev options

Additional VM profiles for design, development and testing and Developer Tool Integration

24/7 support

Premium 24/7 phone, email and social support after activation

Standard Edition
Download and install Windows 10 in one click
Ready for macOS Big Sur (11.0)
Disk Space Optimization
Auto Video Memory
Free upgrade to the latest version *
Customize Touch Bar for Windows applications

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1Performance measurements conducted by Parallels. Measured with a prerelease version of Parallels Desktop 16 versus released version of Parallels Desktop 15. The performance will vary based on usage, system configuration and other factors.