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Dolphin Guide

Simple talking computing for people with sight loss

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Dolphin Guide OS Compatibility:

Microsoft Windows XP Home
Microsoft Windows XP Pro
Windows 7 (32-bit editions)
Windows 7 (64-bit client editions)
Windows 8

Dolphin ceased active development & testing for the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system from 1st January 2013 - Learn more.

System Requirements for Dolphin Guide:

If you are in any doubt about the suitability of your machine, you can test it out before purchasing, by installing our 30-day demonstration version of Dolphin Guide.

Minimum computer spec. (for entry level users)

DescriptionRequirements
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows XP SP3 32-bit:
Home Premium
Professional

Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit:
Enterprise
Ultimate
Professional
Home premium
BrowserWindows XP - Internet Explorer 8
Windows 7 - Internet Explorer 9 (or later)
CPU TypeSingle - or Multi-Core Intel Pentium, Xeon, or i-series processor or AMD. Highest affordable speed rating recommended

Min 2 Gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) Processor
Note: Operating System and other running applications should be considered
Memory2GB
This estimate is based on internal testing and customer reports, Individual requirements will vary in their use of computer resources and performance characteristics
Video DisplayTo suit monitor size
Video AdapterBasic graphics:
Onboard integrated graphics

Advanced Graphics:
Dedicated compatible graphics card
Hard Disk5GB free space
Pointing DeviceMS-Mouse or compliant device
Input DeviceStandard PS/2 - USB compliant device
AudioSound card with speakers/headphones
MediaDownload from internet or installation from DVD or USB key
ConnectivityInternet connection for product activation and downloadable content/updates

NOTE: Russian and Icelandic language versions will require Microsoft Word to be installed on the PC for the dictionary.

Recommended computer spec. (balancing price and performance)

DescriptionRequirements
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit:
Home premium
Professional
Ultimate
Enterprise

Microsoft Windows 8 32-bit or 64-bit:
Home premium
Professional
Ultimate
Enterprise
BrowserWindows 7 - Internet Explorer 9 (or later)
Windows 8 - Internet Explorer 10 (or later)
CPU TypeMulti-Core Intel Pentium, Xeon, or i-series processor or AMD. Highest affordable speed rating recommended

Recommended dual core 2.4 Gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
Note: Operating System and other running applications should be considered
Memory4GB
Usually sufficient for a typical machine running a balance of Office and other applications. This estimate is based on internal testing and customer reports, Individual requirements will vary in their use of computer resources and performance characteristics
Video DisplayTo suit monitor size
Video AdapterBasic graphics:
Onboard integrated graphics

Advanced Graphics:
Dedicated compatible graphics card
Hard Disk5GB free space
Pointing DeviceMS-Mouse or compliant device
Input DeviceStandard PS/2 - USB compliant device
AudioSound card with speakers/headphones
MediaDownload from internet or installation from DVD or USB key
ConnectivityInternet connection for product activation and downloadable content/updates

Other Hardware to compliment your Computer

Useful information

USB Ports to meet your connectivity needs - your keyboard/mouse/printer/scanner will likely use them, so the more the merrier.

Laptops: There could be performance differences if running from the battery as opposed to mains. Using power saving schemes designed to maximise battery life will likely reduce your system performance for all applications including Dolphin software. For best results it is suggested to use a power scheme which maximises performance.

If you have further questions about hardware and software required, please contact your local Dolphin dealer or Dolphin Product Support.