Chrome OS devices, like Chromebooks, are pretty cheap and are usually good enough to get the job done. But what if you needed a computer that could run software that wasn’t available for Chrome OS? Like a Windows specific software, for example? The good news is that Parallels has been updated where it will now offer support for more Chrome OS devices.

For those who are unfamiliar, Parallels is a software that lets you run another operating system on your computer, like a Mac computer running Windows, or a Chrome OS computer running Windows. While Parallels did support Chrome OS in the past, it wasn’t compatible with every Chrome OS device out there.

However, with the update, the developers have added support to more Chrome OS devices, like those running on AMD’s Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 processors. There is also support for more Intel-based Chromebooks as well as Chromeboxes.

In addition to supporting more devices, the update will also bring about additional support for things like the system camera and microphone. According to Google, “To accommodate, we are happy to announce that Parallels Desktop for Chrome OS supports the system camera and microphone. This ensures users can access products like the Windows version of Microsoft Teams and Skype. Additionally, Parallels Desktop for Chrome OS now supports USB devices, such as flash drives and USB hubs.”

If you’d like to see if your Chrome OS device is supported by the latest version of Parallels, you can check it out on Google’s support page.

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