Seeking advice re: Parallels on MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration' started by Dolph, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. Dolph

    Dolph Bit Poster

    My wife is planning to buy either a MacBook Air or MacBook Pro. She will need Parallels and Windows 10 to access a VPN where she uses Office applications. We also have a license for Office 2013, which we will install for personal use. She won't be doing any gaming or video editing. She will probably want to use apps such as Safari, Mail and iTunes at the same time as Windows 10.

    I'm wondering if anyone has recommendations on RAM and processors. I know that Parallels recommends 8GB of RAM, but are they recommending this just to run Windows, or does 8GB provide good performance when running Windows and Mac OS simultaneously? Also, how does Parallels run on a MacBook Air with a dual-core processor (i5 or i7)? Is it advisable to have a quad-core processor for smooth performance?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Arun@Parallels

    Arun@Parallels Parallels Support

    Hi @Dolph , please follow the steps suggested in the article to know the system requirement of Parallels Desktop for mac and then please check this article to know the difference between Parallels Desktop for mac standard and Pro edition.

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