Electronic Dictionary, Thesaurus and Speller. This model includes
a Touch Panel to add more function and to add an easier access.
Over 100,000 words and 500,000 synonyms definitions from Merriam
- Webster, dictionary. Gives you the meanings to communicate
effectively. Synonyms and antonyms open the door and offer a
greater choice of word use. You can expand your vocabulary every
time you turn on the unit or not if you turn off this feature.
Not quite sure how to spell a certain word. All you need to do
is know how the word might sound like and the speller will search
out the data base for a list of word matches. The words are
located in a data base which recognize words phonetically.
Games are practical and make learning fun, while improving your
spelling and vocabulary.
A SAT word list containing common words used from the actual
SAT test. Have the option of a tutor which can help to minimizes
test anxiety through learning exercises. A full Grammar Guide
is also included. If your not sure about words like "there,
and their" the 1450 offers an option called "confusable"
Which pops up on the display to clarify those commonly confused
words (their vs. there vs. they're).
There are settings under the "Tools" menu for a
more custom feel. You can turn on or off the "Learn a word
feature,contrast which is normally set to the middle of a horizontal
line. You can have the unit automatically shut off within a custom
time of 1 minute to 5 minutes. This feature saves on battery
life. However I found that on some games if the shut off time
is less than a minute you might run out of time to answer some
questions. The best part of tools is the type size settings which
offers a small, medium and large size type.
There was a time where a speller was just a speller but not
this one - there is more. Remember this is a data base
so why not add your own word list and more. There is a built
in ROLODEX® Organizer with a telephone book and world clock.
The clock gives you the full date, time, and the year. The clock
display is large enough for anyone to see. Included is a calculator
and a metric/currency converter. The metric/currency converter
comes in handy for making those comparisons between metric and
standard measurements. No computer is complete without downloading
an eBooks and eNews from the Franklin Internet web site.
You can buy the Franklin English Dictionary, Thesaurus and
speller at most stores that have an electronics department. Or
you can purchase this model directly from Franklin over the internet.
On their web site you can find a large range of spellers and
languages that the speller works in.