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Encore Software Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Platinum 20

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Model

Brand
Encore Software
Model
15060
Type
Learning

Spec

Name
Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Platinum 20
Version
Platinum
Operating Systems Supported
Windows & Mac OS
System Requirements
MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
Windows XP (Home & Pro) SP2/Vista¹,
Pentium III 700 MHz or higher (800 MHz processor for Vista),
128 MB RAM (512 MB RAM for Vista),
32X CD-ROM drive or faster,
300 MB free hard disk space,
DirectX 9.0 or higher compatible video card with 32 MB of video RAM,
800 X 600 24-bit color display (1024 X 768 resolution recommended),
DirectX 9.0 or higher compatible sound card, speakers, keyboard & mouse.

Macintosh OS X 10.4.6 – 10.5,
PowerPC G4, G5 or Intel Core Duo processor, 800 MHz processor or higher,
256 MB RAM,
32X CD-ROM drive or faster,
300 MB free hard disk space, video card with 32 MB of video RAM,
800 X 600 24-bit color display (1024 X 768 resolution recommended),
Speakers, keyboard & mouse.

¹Administrator privileges are required to properly install the program on Windows XP and Vista.
Packaging
Retail

Features

Features
Maximize your productivity with Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Platinum 20 ! The most comprehensive typing instruction system now includes updated learning tools, an improved user interface and even more features to guarantee typing improvements in just 2 weeks!

Whether you want to learn essential keyboarding skills or improve overall typing efficiency, Mavis Beacon will guide you step-by step on your road to success! Improve speed and accuracy with detailed assessments, customized lessons and skill-building games.

In addition to Mavis Beacon's personal typing instruction, detailed reports illustrate overall progress and assist in identifying specific strengths and weaknesses. Powerful learning tools, along with this detailed reporting will help typists excel at their own pace. Hard work is rewarded with "recess time" and certificates of completion. Cool tools such as "import your own MP3 files" and fun arcade-style games enrich the learning experience.

Redesigned with advanced technology and updated with even more features - Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Platinum 20 offers typists of all skill levels and ages a brand new learning experience with greater benefits and increased efficiency!

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/16/2010 8:35:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

2 out of 5 eggsVideo Must be 1024x768 or Better - 10.1" Netbooks Beware!

Pros: Very good training program, let's you track many different users, friendly and easy to use.

Cons: NewEgg has the video specs right, don't believe Broderbund's web site and package claim that the minimum video resolution requirement is 800x600. Mavis 20 Platinum does not run on Aspire One with the 1024x600 screen. Errors out at launch of program. Broderbund User Forum admin stated that PCs must meet the recommended 1024x768 resolution to work and that meeting the 800x600 minimum requirement is not sufficient.

Netbook owners, don't expect success if you have the 600 line 10.1" display. This is a Broderbund mislabelling issue. Kudo's to NewEgg for posting the higher 1024x768 resolution as the specification/requirement.

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  • Stephen G.
  • 5/2/2009 8:10:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsMavis Beacon Teaches Typing Platinum 20

Pros: ??

Cons: This product continues to be a re-hash of previous versions of Mavis Beacon. As a computer teacher, students found it to be frustrating to use, especially when being tested on keys that they've never had. Trying to reach the people who actually put these editions together is more difficult than reaching the President of the U.S. Never admitting to creating a program that is more glitz than function, the company doesn't incorporate as much sequential learning style that benefits the end-user. Some of the much older versions actually are better than newer ones.

Other Thoughts: The Broderbund people have forgotten what the goal of this software should be, and are more concerned with rolling out the next version. The consumer may mistakenly assume that the software engineers were listening to them on this rollout and added more useful features. Hmmm! Wake up, gang, and get it right next time.

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  • John O.
  • 5/1/2008 10:19:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsMavis Beacon teaches typing platinum 20

Pros: Beautiful program when it works

Cons: It starts running in circles and becomes useless. It loses track of where you are in the lessons and starts giving whole keyboard tests fairly early on. Then it starts reteaching keys you've already learned. Broderbund says this is a known issue and a fix isn't planned. This is a shocking response. It borders on fraud.

Other Thoughts: Do Not buy this program

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