Parallels Desktop for Chrome OS Documentation

System Requirements for Parallels Desktop for Chrome OS

Minimum
To run 1-2 simple applications
Best Performance
For active multitasking and resource-intensive applications
Processor Intel Core i5 or i7
AMD Ryzen 5 or 7
Intel Core i5 or i7 + fan cooling
AMD Ryzen 5 or 7 + fan cooling
Memory 8GB 16GB or more
Storage 128 GB 256GB or more
Supported Devices with Parallels included
CTL:
  • CTL Chromebox CBx2-7P with Parallels 1-yr license
Supported Devices
HP:
  • HP Elite c1030 Chromebook
  • HP Pro c640 Chromebook
  • HP Pro c645 Chromebook
  • HP Chromebox G3
  • HP c640 Pro G2 Chromebook
  • HP Chromebook x360 14
  • HP Chromebook x360 14c
  • HP Chromebook 15
Lenovo:
  • Lenovo ThinkPad C13 Yoga Chromebook
  • Lenovo Yoga C630 Chromebook
  • Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i Chromebook
  • Lenovo C340-15 Chromebook
  • Lenovo Slim 5 Chromebook
Google:
  • Google Pixelbook
  • Google Pixelbook Go
CTL:
  • CTL Chromebox CBx2-7
Acer:
  • Acer Chromebook Spin 713
  • Acer Chromebook Spin 13
  • Acer Chromebook Spin 514
  • Acer Chromebook 714
  • Acer Chromebook 715
  • Acer Chromebox CXI4
  • Acer Chromebook 712
Dell:
  • Dell Latitude 5300 2-in-1 Chromebook
  • Dell Latitude 5400 Chromebook
  • Dell Latitude 7410 Chromebook
  • Dell Inspiron Chromebook 14 2-in-1
ASUS:
  • ASUS Chromebook Flip C436FA
  • ASUS Chromebook Flip CM5
  • ASUS Fanless Chromebox
  • ASUS Chromebox 4
  • ASUS Chromebook Flip CX5
  • ASUS Chromebook Flip CX9
Samsung:
  • Samsung Galaxy Chromebook
  • Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2

To provide Windows applications to users of low-end devices consider Parallels Remote Application Server.

Chrome OS version

Chrome OS version 85 or later. See release notes for latest updates.

Google Admin console

The Google Admin console is used to set up an organizational unit, users, and to configure Parallels Desktop related properties. To perform these tasks, you must be a super admin or an admin with sufficient privileges in the Google Admin console.

Please note that Chrome Enterprise Upgrade or Chrome Education Upgrade licenses are required and can be acquired either with Chrome Enterprise devices or separately. Learn more.

Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Windows image and Windows license are required.

Corporate storage server

To deploy a Windows virtual machine image on user devices, you need a corporate storage server from where the image can be downloaded to individual Chromebooks in your organization via HTTP or HTTPS. CDN is recommended for very large deployments.

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