2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 7, 2012 5:59 AM by mnme
mnme Level 1 (20 points)

This is from my MacBook Air post at:  https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3715657


 Don’t know if  the information from the Nuance rep is actually the case in the real world, or not.  Anyone successfully running Dragon for the Mac and/or PC on a MacBook Air ~ especially the entry level version?  Or a MacBook Pro?  Or a Mac Mini?  Any details and/or advice would be more than appreciated!

  • a brody Level 9 (65,410 points)


    It would appear Dragon's products work relatively well if you are using a modern MacBook Air or Pro based on its system requirements.  Note, all Macs now ship with Lion, so issues with Snow Leopard only exist if you get a Mac older than July 20, 2011.  Their website even says Lion works well with version 2.5.1 or later of Dragon Dictate. Since their system requirements say 10.6 or 10.7(.0), make sure they have tested with 10.7.1, 10.7.2, or 10.7.3, and if not, just get a Mac that has 10.7 prebundled.  That way, in case something doesn't work in newer versions of 10.7, you aren't stuck with a can't downgrade issue.    Macs newer than August 16, 2011 can't be downgraded to 10.7.0.  Macs newer than October 12, 2011, can't be downgraded to 10.7.1. Macs newer than February 1, 2012, can't be downgraded to 10.7.2. Double check where you buy, what actual system is prebundled.  Nuance sells their own pre-approved Microphone, which I recommend you get.  The built-in Mac microphone has difficulty with some ambient sounds getting in. Good luck, and welcome to the Macintosh world!

  • mnme Level 1 (20 points)

    Thanks for the "heads up" up on the OS.  That's the kind of information that sometimes makes all the difference.  Truly appreciated!