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Rhetorical Functions in Academic Writing: Comparison and contrast

Exercise 4

Product feature comparison: Voice recorders

Write a short text (between 250 and 300 words) on the subject of:

“Voice recorders for students”

Use the information in the table below:

 

Olympus WS-300M Digital Voice Recorder

Sony ICDB500.CE7 Dictation Machine

Sony ICDMX20.CE7 IC Voice RECORDER

Edirol R-09 Portable MP3/WAV recorder

Sanyo B31X Digital Voice Recorder

 

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Price

£57.95

£25.20

£200

£250

£28.27

Recording Format

WMA

MP3

Sony MSV

WAV/MP3

WAV

Computer Connection

USB

N/A

USB

USB

N/A

Battery

Ni-MH rechargeable battery approx 12 hours

2 x AAA batteries

22 hours

2 x AAA batteries

22 hours

AA Battery

5.5 hours

2 x AAA battery

25 hours

Recording Time

High Quality 16hr 20min

Low Quality 68hr 20 min

Low Quality 150 hours

High Quality 30 hours

Up to 705 minutes with built in memory

1 hour on 64MB SD Card

7 hours

Speaker

Built in speaker

Earphone socket

Built in speaker

Earphone socket

Built in speaker/Earphones

No speaker

Earphone included

Built in speaker/Earphones

Other Features

Use also as data storage device.

Backlight

Large LCD Screen

Stereo Microphone

Metal construction

Can play music

Microphone Socket

Auto off

Memory

Internal: 256 MB

Internal: 256MB

Internal: 32MB

Memory Stick PRO Duo

External SD Card up to 2GB

Internal 16MB

Operating System

Windows ME/XP

Macintosh O/S 9, 10

N/A

Windows XP/VISTA

Windows XP/VISTA

Macintosh O/S 9, 10

N/A

Width

40mm

35mm

37mm

62.6mm

42mm

Depth

15mm

18mm

24mm

29.1mm

20mm

Height

94mm

110mm

100mm

102mm

111mm

Weight

54g inc. battery

200g

96g

145g

49g

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