OK. I must admit it. I am a sucker for sales. So when I received a notice from Circuit City that they were offering Dragon Naturally Speaking 10 Standard, with head phone and mic, for $29.99 after rebate I couldn’t resist. First of all you need to know that version 10 is not compatible with Windows 7, however, I will be running it in XP mode which I have on my personal laptop system.

According to the blurb from CC, Dragon Naturally Speaking 10 is:

With the Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10 Standard with Headset , you can talk to your computer and watch your spoken words instantly appear in documents, email and instant messages. You can even surf the Web just by speaking! The Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10 Standard turns your voice into text three times faster than most people type — with up to 99% accuracy. It learns to recognize your voice instantly, and continually improves the more you use it! Just use your voice to dictate and edit in virtually any Windows application, including Microsoft Word, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and AOL. This revolutionary and easy-to-use product gives you everything you need to get started, including a high-quality headset.

The required computer specifications are:

Minimum Specifications


  • CPU: Intel® Pentium4® or later or AMD Athlon 64 1 GHz or later.
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM (1 GB RAM for Windows Vista™)
  • Free hard disk space: 1 GB (2 GB for localized non-English versions)
  • L2 Cache: 512 KB
  • Supported Operating Systems:

    • Windows Server 2000
    • Windows Server 2003
    • Windows XP SP2 or higher, 32-bit
    • Windows 2000 SP4 or higher
    • Windows Vista™ or Windows Vista™ SP1, 32-bit and 64-bit

    Recommended Specifications

  • CPU: Intel® Pentium4® / 2.4 GHz (1.6 GHz dual core) or equivalent AMD processor. (SSE2 instruction set required).
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • If you have used Dragon Naturally Speaking 10, please share your experience with us. TIA, Ron

    Comments welcome.

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