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a GREAT but SLOW dictionary,
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This review is from: Macmillan English Dictionary for Advanced Learners (Macmillan Elt) (Paperback)
I bought this dictionary a few days ago. I had already purchased its previous version and was therefore not new to it. The printing copy is simply gorgeous to put mildly and contains many eye-catching enhancements that make consulting a real joy. The CD version is also marvellous and has been greatly improved over the former except for one thing: SPEED! I had no problems with speed using version one on my computer. It was reasonably fast and in many cases searching a word was rather immediate. However, version two is painstakingly slow and it takes relatively a long time for letters you are typing to appear on the screen let alone searching for their meanings! I understand that Macmillan has made every effort to make its software more complete and powerful than before but the price of it is a tremendous sluggishness that challenge the patience of most users.