Saturday, August 13, 2011

Dragon Medical 10

Dragon medical is a powerful tool for those who type slowly. It's also a powerful tool for those whose hands are not free to type such as medical professionals; doctors nurses caregivers. My suggestion for hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and VNAs, is a motion computing tablet coupled with a copy of Dragon medical.

Currently there are a lot of tablet computers at a marketplace: Apple iPad, HP touchpad, HP slate, Acer iconia, Cisco Cius, Dell Streak, Motorola xoom, Lenovo ThinkPad, Samsung galaxy tab, Toshiba thrive, Blackberry playbook, HTC Evo View, T-mobile slate, ASUS EEE pad, HTC flyer, Vizio via, ViewSonic viewpad, velocity micro cruz, Coby Kryos, Archos 70, archos 101, Maylong universe, ViewSonic G, Sony dash, Entourage edge, Arnova 10, Nextbook Next3, Sony S1, Sony S2, Arnova 8, MSI windpad, Sylvania 10, Curtis L t7028, gigabyte S1080, AOC breeze, Augen gentouch, creative ziio, Pandigital, Elocity A7, Huawei mediapad, Lenovo ideapad, fusion garage joojoo, Motion Computing, and the Apple ipad2.

At the moment the only pad that will work with Dragon medical 10 is a pad that runs on a Windows platform. HP makes the slate which runs on Windows platform but the processing power of the slate is inadequate to the task of running Dragon medical 10 because the slate currently runs on QUALCOMM snapdragon APQ8060 1.2 GHz processor.

The minimum specifications for Dragon medical 10 is an Intel Pentium 4 or later or AMD Athlon 64 or later. The faster the processor the faster the performance. You need at least 512 MB RAM; one gig of RAM for Windows Vista, and at least two gigs RAM for Windows 7 32 -- bit and 64 -- bit. The RAM on the slate is 1 GB.  HP will be coming out with a new slate and if they can boost RAM capabilities then it will be a nice machine to use with Dragon medical 10, especially if they can keep the costs down.

Motion computing has a couple different products that can be used with Dragon medical; the CL 900 tablet, J3500 tablet, C5v tablet, and the F5V tablet. Would be prepared to spend more for these devices than you would for the devices listed earlier. If you're prepared to wait until some of the other tablet manufacturers catch up then do so, but if you're not, and you want to simplify your notetaking and dictation, especially in a medical environment buy a Motion Computing tablet and Dragon medical to test.

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