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Guide HandsFree

The talking computer for people unable to use their hands

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Guide HandsFree OS Compatibility:

Windows 7 (32-bit editions)
Windows 7 (64-bit client editions)
Windows 8

System Requirements for Guide HandsFree:

The optimum performance Guide HandsFree is dependent upon a high specification PC. For this reason Guide HandsFree is only available to purchase with a Gold PC package in the UK, follow the link to read more.

View our PC packages for Guide HandsFree.

Minimum computer spec. (for entry level users)

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
AudioSupporting 16-bit recording
MediaDownload from internet or installation from DVD or USB key
ConnectivityInternet connection for product activation and downloadable content/updates
Microphone/HeadphonesPC compatible Microphone/Headphones
Dragon SoftwareDragon Naturally Speaking 11.5

Recommended computer spec. (balancing price and performance)

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

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

Recommended quad core 2.5 Gigahertz (GHz) or faster 64-bit (x64) processor
Multiple cores for multi tasking and graphic intensive applications
Memory8GB
Usually sufficient for a high end machine running complex programs and multiple applications simultaneously. 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
AudioSupporting 16-bit recording
MediaDownload from internet or installation from DVD or USB key
ConnectivityInternet connection for product activation and downloadable content/updates
Microphone/HeadphonesA Nuance approved Noise-cancelling microphone. See listings details at support.nuance.com/compatibility
Dragon SoftwareDragon Naturally Speaking 12

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.