The Dialect MMX-3 Dedicated Speech Generating Device is a direct selection and scanning communicator designed for use by individuals with communication or speech disabilities. This portable device is available pre-loaded with a choice of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) software packages and speech synthesizers. Available packages include The Grid 2, Acapela Speech Synthesizer, Symbolstix Communication symbols and Widgit Symbols ; Windbag 3 and Acapela Speech Synthesizer; Mind Express, RealSpeak and Symbolstix symbols; Speaking Dynamically Pro/BoardMaster, SAPI Speech Synthesizer and PCS symbols; or Tobii ATI Communicator, Acapela Speech Synthesizer, and SymbolStix Communication symbols. Depending on the AAC software package(s) loaded on this device, the user can choose spoken messages through direct selection or scanning. The Dialect MMX-3 is similar to the Optimist MMX-3 (see separate entry) except that all non-communication functions are disabled. This device, which resembles a laptop computer with a swiveling display, is drop and spill resistant, and the user can provide input through the keyboard or through the touch screen display. The Dialect MMX-3's display is a 10.1-inch diagonal color active matrix TFT (thin film transistor) LCD (liquid crystal display) LED backlight touch screen. It has an Intel Atom Processor N2600 1.66 gigahertz (GHz) processor with 4 gigabytes (GB) RAM at 800 megahertz (MHz) and a 160-GB hard drive, and it includes the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system. All models include Bump Sheet finger-screen touch support, a soft carry pouch, a built-in carry handle, water resistant keyboard and touch pad, built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, a 2-megapixel swivel webcam, two stereo speakers, two 3.5-millimeter (mm) headphone jacks, a built-in microphone, a 3.5-mm external microphone jack, two USB ports, two 3.5-mm scan-switch ports, a 2-in-1 SDHC/MMC card reader, a RJ-45 Ethernet port, one High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI), and a VGA output port. OPTIONS: Quick release mounting plate. POWER: Uses rechargeable lithium ion battery pack (included). A 100-240 volt, 50/60 Hertz AC adapter is included. Battery life is 10 hours and recharge time is three hours. DIMENSIONS (WxDxH): 10.6 x 8.2 x 1.2 inches. WEIGHT: 3.7 pounds.