Is this Mac App Bundle a good deal for the MacBook Air?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by keystothecity, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. keystothecity macrumors member

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    Hi Guys,

    I was browsing another forum and came across what seems like a pretty good deal on a Mac Bundle that includes Parallels 8 for only $50. I'll copy and paste the info below:

    http://ez.com/SummerBundle

    The Summer 2013 Mac Bundle Ft. Parallels Desktop 8 For ONLY $49.99 RETAIL $482.

    Includes the following programs:
    -Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac
    -Snagit For Mac
    -Typinator
    -WinZip Mac Edition 2.0
    -xPlan
    -Jump Desktop
    -Boom for Mac
    -Leap
    -Make Photos Pop w/ ColorStrokes
    -Digital Photography Course for Beginners

    This seems like a pretty good deal to me since Parallels 8 alone costs $80. Will this Parallels work on my MacBook Air though, since it says Desktop 8? I'm confused so if anyone could help me out that would be great.

    Also, I'm wondering if any of the other apps are good? Is it worth the money? Thanks for your help guys!
     
  2. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Parallels will work. I haven't used any of the other apps.
     
  3. ZBoater macrumors G3

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  4. kap09 macrumors 6502

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    Totally. I picked this up last night just based on the parallels price. I've been thinking about picking up Boom so it made even more sense. Boom did make a noticeable difference in output with the MBA speakers. We've also been thinking of buying Snagit at the office, so this was a great way to demo it to see if it fits our needs.
     
  5. keystothecity thread starter macrumors member

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    Does boom help with the volume fluctuations on the new 2013 MacBook Air?
     
  6. RiverDonkey macrumors newbie

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    People reports yes :), boom is a great piece as software as well :)
     
  7. Woyzeck macrumors 6502

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    I got Boom with a similar software bundle, but I never understood its purpose. Just increasing the volume ?
     
  8. keystothecity thread starter macrumors member

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    I just pulled the trigger and bought this. Boom seems to help with the volume fluctuations I was having on my MacBook Air. Parallels 8 is also seems really good, haven't set it up yet though.
     
  9. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Parallels is a hoot. I have way too much time on my hands...
     

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  10. DisplacedMic macrumors 65816

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    haha, that's awesome
     
  11. keystothecity thread starter macrumors member

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    Typinator is actually turning out to be a pretty good app too! I'm really impressed by how well it works! It auto fills in phrases that you commonly type. I thought it would be junk when I bought it but it works really well.
     
  12. filmbuff macrumors 6502a

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    You're missing Vista!
     
  13. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    LOL!!! I don't have THAT much time on my hands@ :D
     
  14. calvol macrumors 6502a

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    I passed on this one since I use VMware/Fusion, and didn't need the other stuff.
     
  15. keystothecity thread starter macrumors member

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    Does anyone know what the best way to run Windows using Parallels is? I'm referring to how can I obtain a license key for a Windows OS? The license in most retail stores seems to be $200 +. Any advice guys?
     
  16. coldjeanzzz macrumors 6502a

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    It does that but you can also adjust the equalizer which makes music sound amazing . Even with crappy earbuds music sounds 10x better
     
  17. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Try Newegg.com or Amazon.com.
     
  18. keystothecity thread starter macrumors member

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    In case anyone is looking for Parallels I just thought I'd mention that this deal ends in just over 1 day!
     

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