Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac is lets you seamlessly run Windows and Mac applications side-by-side

Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac is the best-selling solution for running Windows apps and Mac apps side-by-side on a Mac without rebooting. And the Parallels Mobile App works with Parallels Desktop 8 to let Mac users access and run everything their Mac, including Windows and all of their applications from their iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.

Starting today, Nov. 21, through next Tues., Nov. 27th, Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac can be purchased for $59.99 ($20 off) and upgrades are $39.99 ($10 off, when upgrading from Parallels Desktop 7 or 6).

In addition, Parallels is giving away a MacBook Pro with Retina Display, Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac, Windows 8 and Parallels Mobile (see details below).

For the family: Surprising the family with a brand new Mac? Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac can simply move your entire PC to your Mac and eliminate the need to purchase new copies of Windows software you already own.

For college students: Don’t let incompatible software slow you down. With Windows on your Mac via Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac, you’ll never need to chase down a friend or computer lab with a PC to run Windows-only files or software to meet your deadline.

For the professional: With Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac giving you seamless access to the office VPN Outlook, etc., now you can use the Mac you love for both work and play.

For gamers: Many games are still PC only, but Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac gives Mac users access to Windows-only games without the hassle—and with Parallels’ support of Apple’s Retina display, Windows-only games have never looked better.

Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 21, Parallels will launch a special #BlackFriday Twitter Sweepstakes with daily winners of Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac all the way through Cyber Monday. One grand prize winner will receive a Retina MacBook Pro with Windows 8 and Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac! Details about the sweepstakes and how to enter will be revealed Nov. 21 on the Parallels Consumer Tech blog http://blogs.parallels.com/consumertech, Facebook http://www.facebook.com/parallelsdesktop and Twitter @ParallelsMac.

Source: Parallels

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