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If you need to run Windows apps on your Apple Silicon Mac, take advantage of 25% off Parallels Desktop 18 with this Black Friday deal.
Not everyone wants to have a Windows and Mac desktop on the same desktop. It takes up too much space to be practical, and there are ways to get it down to one.
The best solution to this problem is probably Parallels Desktop 18, which enables you to run Windows apps within Windows, but on your Mac. Unlike Apple’s Boot Camp, which doesn’t run on Apple Silicon, Parallels Desktop 18 keeps everything running within macOS itself, saving you from having to restart your Mac to switch environments.
Even better, instead of seeing the entire Windows desktop, you can take advantage of Convergence mode, which will run the Windows app as if it were a normal Mac app, on the Mac desktop itself.
Version 18 also brings support for running more than 200,000 Windows apps and classic games, the latter of which benefit from a smoother gaming experience overall. Plus, getting started is even easier, as you can download, install, and configure Windows 11 on your Mac with just one click.
For Black Friday, you can get 25% off the cost of Parallels Desktop 18. Parallels offers several different options, depending on your needs, but the discount is the same percentage regardless.
Standard Edition, priced at $74.99 down from $99.99, is aimed at home users and provides core functionality, along with 8GB of vRAM, 4 vCPUs, and 30 days of phone and email support.
Pro Edition, aimed at developers and power users, is $89.99 per year instead of $119.99. On top of the Standard Edition, Pro increases the vRAM capacity to a maximum of 128GB, up to 32 vCPUs, adds a command interface, pictures and templates, and unlimited phone and email support.
Business Edition, at $112.49 per year instead of $149.99 per year, adds centralized administration and management, a unified volume license key for mass deployment, employee enrollment via automated emails, corporate Windows VM use, and additional security settings.
Upgrade discounts are also available for current users of earlier versions, with Standard Edition priced at $52.49, down from $69.99. The Pro Edition upgrade is $52.49 per year, down from $69.99 per year.
Another early Black Friday deal
There are plenty of additional tech sales ahead of Black Friday, including exclusive discounts on MacBook Pro models. Here’s an overview of the special offers running: