December 26, 2008 at 4:14 pm #160271
I’m currently running my copy of Rosetta Stone (Latin America Version) on an Amptron Eureka A900. This is a very old laptop (bought in 2001). I loaded it up with Microsoft Windows XP and brought it out of retirement to see if the netbook could run it smoothly.
Amptron Eureka A900:
730MHZ VIA Samuel 2 Processor
248 MB of RAM
SiS 630/730 graphics card
It doesn’t run it as smoothly as my desktop, but it runs Rosetta Stone. So I have difficulties believing it will run fine on the Sammy.
I mean this laptop is so old, it has no detachable battery, and the internal one is clocked out for lunch. so you have to plug it in to turn it on.
-OdublarDecember 26, 2008 at 4:58 pm #177379dougpMember
Why do you think it will have problems running on the NC10? The NC10 is light years beyond that A900 in terms of raw horsepower. Here’s the requirements:
Which would explain why your old laptop would have problems running it – that 730Mhz processor is pretty crappy (being VIA based.)December 26, 2008 at 5:07 pm #177385
oh no, don’t get me wrong. I wasn’t trying to suggest that. I was looking for two extremes. My 3.2 GHZ sometimes stutters in Rosetta Stone, so you can’t believe everything they say. Of course, I just wanted to say something about the program that is the reason I am buying the nc10.
I’m really interested in using Rosetta Stone with the touch screen mod. Yeah, apologies for the direction of my first post. I was just….I don’t know what I was doing actually. I thought it came out clearer I guess. 🙂
Oh well, I’ll wait til I get it and tell all about it.
Also, one thing I am concerned about is the screen resolution. As you have one, do you think that would effect the program at all?December 26, 2008 at 5:47 pm #177381AlfiharParticipant
[quote1230311808=Odublar]My 3.2 GHZ sometimes stutters in Rosetta Stone[/quote1230311808]
Just wanted to make the minor point that the frequency of your processor doesn’t really say how well it performs.
For example you could have an old 3.2GHz Pentium 4 from 2003, or a brand new 3.2GHz Core i7 Extreme which will perform far better than the old P4.December 26, 2008 at 5:56 pm #177386
Oh, yeah, it’s definitely the older P4 version. The Rosetta Stone is the Version 3 Personal Edition. Just goes to show you why I’m in Pre-Pharmacy and not Computer Science. Thanks for pointing out the difference. So your saying, the atom could handle it better? From an earlier post I read in the forum, I assume the atom has hyper threading technology? So does my 3.2. What do you think?
Thanks in Advance.December 27, 2008 at 12:02 am #177382AlfiharParticipant
I would say the Atom will overall perform worse than the P4 3.2GHz, but quite a bit better than your old laptop. Hyper-threading is just making a single core processor act as if it has two processing cores, the Atom does have hyper-threading.
With that aside, I would expect Rosetta Stone to run fine on the NC10. Additionally I have found a couple of comments from people who own other similar netbooks who are running Rosetta Stone ok.December 27, 2008 at 7:27 pm #177383WigglerMember
i’m currently in the process of ‘obtaining’ a copy of rosetta stone now as i want to give learning tagalog another go. I’ll let you know how it runs on my NC10 in due courseDecember 27, 2008 at 8:27 pm #177380BritmanMember
hmmmm just how effective is this Rosetta Stone at teaching new languages? I may be interested in trying it, always fancied Russian.December 28, 2008 at 1:45 am #177384WigglerMember
Had a few issues with it lol, and it not recognising the Tagalog Language pack i’m trying to use, will have another go tomorrow sometime if i canDecember 28, 2008 at 3:53 am #177387
hmmmm just how effective is this Rosetta Stone at teaching new languages? I may be interested in trying it, always fancied Russian.
Like I said, I’m running Latin American Spanish Version, and I am enrolled in college courses along with it. So I’d say it helped me a lot in the beginning of the course, but overall it’s been very beneficial. I ‘obtained’ a copy after knowing several linguists in the Navy who were trained on several other languages with it. I can vouch for it, it’s a really good piece of software. What is your style of learning? Mine is visual, and I believe those that would ascertain the most out of it would be those of visual/auditory type learners.
Yeah, if I know where you got that copy, it does that on every computer. You just gotta work the kinks out. 😉
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