A Parallels Desktop 8 Mac Review

What is Parallels Desktop 8 Mac?

Parallels Desktop 8 Mac is from Parallels Software; it is unique software that will merge Windows and Mac in a single, easy to use platform. It integrates Windows 8 to Mac laptops and desktops and will also allow you to use Mac latest Mountain Lion and all its features as a second or backup operating system. If you have a Mac but long for Windows efficiency and more practical applications then you may give Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac a try.

What are the features of the Parallels Desktop 8 Mac?

  • Will run two operating systems side by side without compromising on performance. You will be able to use Windows 8 along with Mac OX Mountain Lion along with its much-loved features like Mission Control, Launchpad and Full Screen.
  • Comes with a Presentation Wizard to allow you to show presentations from your PC, another monitor or a projector.
  • With the Parallels Wizard you can move files from one application to another with so much ease.
  • You will be able to use Mountain Lion Dictation
  • You can switch from Windows Internet Explorer with Mac Safari in just a few clicks
  • Increase your memory up to 1GB for video which is needed for intense video graphics while on Windows
  • Capable of supporting USB 3.0 devices
  • You can even remote access your system with Parallels app on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch
  • Offers full Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 support together with Aero and Flip 3D support
  • Easy to install in just 3 steps complete with administration tools to protect you system
  • Will support Boot Camp partition, can suspend and resume Boot Camp
  • Comes with a complimentary trial subscriptions for Norton and Kaspersky as well as an online backup tool for your files from Acronis
  • You can play games, enjoy music and watch movies with 7.1 surround sound

What are the pros and cons of using Parallels Desktop 8 Mac?


  • Parallels Desktop 8 Mac is easy to set up and easy to manage. If you have been using Windows for your PC before then you can do it again this time with your Mac. There is no compromising of any Windows or Mac OX Mountain Lion features.
  • You can move data or migrate data from your Mac to Windows 8 faster and safer. The complimentary antivirus copies are also a lifesaver since you can use these for each system without any problems at all.
  • Having to use Dictation from the Mountain Lion to presentations with the new Presentation Wizard makes multitasking even faster. You can do all these as you work with Windows’ programs on the Windows side.
  • The Parallels Desktop 8 Mac is efficient to use for business applications that can run only through Mac without leaving the comfortable and practical programs you have grown to love in Windows. You can also do away with your large Mac and just remote access everything through the convenient Parallels Mobile App on your iPad or iPhone.


  • There were very minor problems with running the Parallels Desktop 8 Mac and getting updates to work like a remote complaint about the trouble of installing after an update was detected. There are no major concerns making this software an ideal one to have around if you cannot leave Windows programs for a Mac.


The Parallels Desktop 8 Mac is essential for anyone who would like to work Windows 8 with their Mac without compromising on function, speed, multitasking capabilities and the use of important programs. Truly a great value for your money.