Engadget Giveaway win an Apple iMac and software package courtesy of Parallels!

The holidays are starting early this year for one lucky Engadget reader. Parallels, the well-known cross-platform enabler, has recently served up its new Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac and it's in the mood to celebrate. The winner will get a new 21.5-inch iMac (2.7GHz quad-core i5, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive) along with the Parallels software, which now offers OS X Mavericks and Windows 8.1 support on top of improved disk performance and other enhanced features. You'll get a copy of Windows 8.1, too, which will let you dip your toes into either OS without needing to reboot.

The slate side of things hasn't been overlooked either. A one-year subscription to the Parallels Access iPad app is also part of the prize package. The app will let you remotely access your Windows and Mac applications from your tablet while you're on the go, so you might not want to mention this to your boss. Parallels is always nice enough to offer free software trials to the curious, but if you want to take a shot at this sweet setup, you'll have to head down below to the Rafflecopter widget for a chance to win!

Winner - Congratulations to our winner: Michael W., Brooklyn, NY

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The Rules:

  • Entries are handled through the Rafflecopter widget above. Comments are no longer accepted as valid methods of entry. You may enter without any obligation to social media accounts, though we may offer them as opportunities for extra entries. Your email address is required so we can get in touch with you if you win, but it will not be given to third parties.
  • Contest is open to all residents of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Canada (excluding Quebec), 18 or older! Sorry, we don't make this rule (we hate excluding anyone), so direct your anger at our lawyers and contest laws if you have to be mad.
  • Winners will be chosen randomly. One (1) winner will receive one (1) Apple iMac 21.5-inch, one (1) copy of Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac, one (1) copy of Windows 8.1 and one (1) one-year subscription to Parallels Access iPad app.
  • If you are chosen, you will be notified by email. Winners must respond within three days of being contacted. If you do not respond within that period, another winner will be chosen. Make sure that the account you use to enter the contest includes your real name and a contact email or Facebook login. We do not track any of this information for marketing or third-party purposes.
  • This unit is purely for promotional giveaway. Parallels, Windows, Apple and Engadget / AOL are not held liable to honor warranties, exchanges or customer service.
  • The full list of rules, in all its legalese glory, can be found here.
  • Entries can be submitted until November 6th at 11:59PM ET. Good luck!