It’s the new perfect Mac upagrade. Just released is Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac and it is ready to be used on the new Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display.  This is available as an add-on with any leased Apple Mac through HardSoft Computers, and will add on just £1.50 + VAT per week on a three year lease. This price includes Windows 7 Professional and is installed and ready to run. This also entitles you to an upgrade to Windows 8 when is it released !Parallels 8 for Mac

The release of Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac has been highly anticipated and now makes the Mac the best place to run Windows 7 ( and Windows 8). Many Retina MacBook Pro users are complaining they can’t get the best out of the Retina but Parallels 8 solves that.

Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 is awful on the Retina MacBook and so the best path is to run Parallels. Apparently it may take Microsoft a year to update Office 2011 for Retina quality displays so the best path is the Windows version of Office placed on the dock on OS X.

So, how good is Parallels 8 going to be… AND what are some of the new and improved features?

  • You can use the new OS X Mountain Lion Dictation too across both Windows and Apple Mac platforms.
  • You can now open a website in Internet Explorer 9 from the Dock- great for when Safari has difficulty displaying higher res sites.
  • Drag and drop email attachments – allowing you to drag and drop files from the desktop straight onto the dock.
  • Download and install not just Windows but also other operating systems including Google Chrome and Android.
  • Windows and Mac devices can now share Bluetooth connections.
  • Add Windows applications to the OS X Mountain Lion or Lion Launchpad to quickly launch Windows or Mac applications which you used the most.
  • Enjoy seamless integration of OS X  Mountain Lion gestures for Windows apps ! You can pinch to zoom, two-finger scroll  and rotate.

By far the most exciting thing about Parallels 8 is that now supports usage on the Retina Display (It does wotk though on any Mac) . It allows you to enjoy the high resolution visuals in Mac and Windows environments, with more defined fonts, more vivid photos, images and animations.

Parallels 8 for MacParallels 8 for Mac is now available from HardSoft and can be added on to any leased Apple Mac product. The Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display starts at just £15.60 + VAT per week on a flexible lease basis. And, the Apple iMac 27” i7  3.4GHz starts at just £16.40 + VAT per week with 16GB Ram,

If you have any questions about Parallels 8 for Mac or you require a quotation on any Apple Mac (or PC) product then feel free to contact our sales team on 020 7111 1643 or email


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