Parallels Desktop 17 will start at a minimum of $ 80 per year, but legacy users can upgrade for as little as $ 50. The new version received support for Windows 11 in macOS Monterey.
All supported Macs should see a 38% performance improvement when resuming Windows, Linux, and macOS. Parallels Desktop 17 also delivers up to 6x faster OpenGL graphics performance, and 2D graphics processing in Windows should be up to 25% faster.
If you’re running Windows 10 on ARM Insider Preview in Parallels Desktop on a Mac with an M1 chip, startup speed will increase by 33% and disk performance will increase by 20%. It also improves DirectX 11 graphics performance by 28%. It is important to note that Mac M1 computers can only emulate Windows on ARM.
Mac computers with Intel and macOS Big Sur processors and later should improve network performance by 60%.
It also adds enhanced features and support for USB devices, including support for USB 3.1. The latest version of Parallels features drag and drop content between Windows and macOS.
Parallels Desktop 17 has improved the handling of system resources – it supports the inclusion of battery saving mode and works with the new feature of the automatic resource manager.
A complete list of changes is available on the Parallels website. Parallels Desktop 17 is available starting August 10, 2021.