Computer & Processor

Required: 1.5 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86 or x64 compatible processor with SSE2 instruction set support. Almost all CPUs manufactured after 2003 will support this.

Recommended: 2.0Ghz or higher multi-core CPU.

Memory (RAM)

Required:
2 gigabytes(GB) RAM for 32-bit OS
4 gigabytes(GB) RAM for 64-bit OS

Recommended: 8 gigabytes(GB) RAM

Hard disk

Required: 2 gigabytes (GB) . Additional space may be needed for optional extra voices.

Recommended: Solid State Drive (SSD)

Operating System

The following operating systems are supported:

  • Windows 8.1 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows 11
Additional updates  
Monitor resolution Minimum screen resolution of 800*600
Graphics Hardware

Graphics adaptor that supports at least DirectX 9.1 and has a WDDM 1.1+ driver. GPU should be integrated (shared system memory) or have a minimum 128MB of GPU RAM.

Recommended: Direct X 11 Graphics adaptor with minimum feature level 10.0.

32-bit colour mode is required.

Video Adaptor limitations

Windows 8.1 : External USB attached display adaptors are not supported

Windows 10: External USB display adaptors compatible with the DisplayLink standard are supported

Windows 10: Multiple monitors and graphics cards are supported, however we recommend that all monitors are connected to the same graphics card to maximise performance

Audio Sound card and speakers/headphones for speech output.
Input

Any standard pointing device (mouse/trackpad) and/or Touch screen.

Connectivity Internet connection required for automatic product updates
Media Internet Download or installation from DVD.
Additional Information

OCR feature may require an external camera or flatbed scanner.

Bookshelf feature may require library subscription.

Braille output requires a compatible Braille display.