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Comparison between Dragon Naturally Speaking, IBM ViaVoice, Office XP and Voxx v4

Minimum System Requirements
Dragon Naturally Speaking 7.0 Preferred Edition
IBM ViaVoice 10.0 Standard Edition
Office XP
Voxx v4
Processor
Intel Pentium III / 500 MHz processor or higher (or equivalent AMD processor): Including Intel Pentium 4, Pentium III, Pentium with MMX, Intel Celeron, AMD K6-2, AMD K6-III with 3DNow!, AMD Athlon, and more.
Intel Pentium 266 Mhz processor with MMX and 256K L cache or equivalent (including AMD-K6; with 256K L2 cache
Intel Pentium III / 400 Mhz processor or higher
Intel Pentium or Equivalent 300 MHz processor or higher
RAM
128 MB RAM
64 MB RAM or Windows 98SE and ME 192 MB RAM for Windows XP Home
128 MB RAM
32 MB RAM. (128 Recommended)
Free Hard Drive Space
300 MB
500 MB
245 MB
100 MB
Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP, Millennium, 2000, 98 SE, or Windows NT 4.0 (with SP-6 or greater)
For Microsoft Windows 98SE and Windows XP Home
Microsoft Windows 98SE or later
Microsoft Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Sound Card
Creative Labs Sound Blaster 16 or equivalent supporting 16-bit recording
Windows 98/Me/XP compatible 16-bit sound card with microphone jack
Not listed
Windows 98/me/XP compatible 16-bit sound card with a microphone jack
Web Browser
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 or higher
Not listed
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 or higher
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 or higher
Usability
Dragon Naturally Speaking 7.0 Preferred Edition
IBM ViaVoice 10.0 Standard Edition
Office XP
Voxx v4
Microphone included
No
Yes
No
No
User Setup and Enrolment
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional User Training
Dictate into most Microsoft Windows-based applications
Yes
Available in higher editions
No
Yes
Control menus and dialog boxes in most Microsoft Windows XP & Windows 2000-based applications by voice
Yes
Available in higher editions
No
Basic menu and windows controls
Format and edit by voice
Yes
Yes
Yes
Basic text controls
Mouse control by voice
Yes
Available in higher editions
No
No
Filters out "um's" and "aah's" in speech
Yes
No
Yes
No
Correct As you Speak Mechanism
No
No
No
Yes
USB audio support
Yes
Available in higher editions
Yes
No
Performance Optimizer
Yes
Yes
No
No
Auto-Punctuation
Yes
No
No
No
Say Web and browser links by voice
Yes
Yes
No
Basic Web Commands
Text-To -Speech
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Diction Playback
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Save audio with text dictation
Available in higher editions
No
No
Yes
Use with handheld digital recorder
Yes
Available in higher editions
No
No
Dictate into Pocket PC
Yes
No
No
No
Macro Creation Tools
Dragon Naturally Speaking 7.0 Preferred Edition
IBM ViaVoice 10.0 Standard Edition
Office XP
Voxx v4
Text Dictation Shortcuts
Yes
Yes
No
Available in v5 alpha
Graphics Dictation shortcuts
Yes
No
No
No
Macro recorder
Available in higher editions
Available in higher editions
Not related to dictation
Available in v5 alpha
Basic scripting commands
Available in higher editions
No
Not related to dictation
No
Specialized Application Support
Dragon Naturally Speaking 7.0 Preferred Edition
IBM ViaVoice 10.0 Standard Edition
Office XP
Voxx v4
Internet Explorer 5, 6
Yes
Available in higher editions
No
No
AOL 6, 7, 8
Yes
Available in higher editions
No
No
Word 97, 2000, XP
Yes
Yes
No
No
WordPerfect 10
Yes
No
No
No
Excel 97, 2000, XP
Yes
Available in higher editions
No
No
Outlook Express 5, 6
Yes
Available in higher editions
No
No
Outlook 97, 98, 2000, XP
Power Point 97, 98, 2000, XP
Available in higher editions
Available in higher editions
No
No
Create multiple vocabularies using text docs
Available in higher editions
Available in higher editions
Yes
No
Miscellaneous
Dragon Naturally Speaking 7.0 Preferred Edition
IBM ViaVoice 10.0 Standard Edition
Office XP
Voxx v4
Read as you Type
No
No
No
Yes
Speak highlighted text
No
No
No
Yes
Voice Shortcuts
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Document Player
No
No
No
Yes
Announce Dialogue Boxes
No
No
No
Yes
Import/export user files
Yes
No
No
No
Import/export macros
Available in higher editions
No
No
No
Import/export vocabularies
Available in higher editions
Available in higher editions
No
No
Specialized vocabularies available for purchase
Available in higher editions
Available in higher editions
No
No
Price
$199.99
$49.99
$479.00
Free.

As can be seen from the table above, Voxx's features are comparable to those of leading voice recognition programs. With work we can be the best there is to offer.

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