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  1. Fujitsu ScanSnap S500M review

    Fujitsu ScanSnap S500M review

    10  

    Flatbed scanners still offer the highest quality scans for graphics work. For document scanning, though, where you don't need fine graphics quality, machines like the ScanSnap are the better option...

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    IRISPen executive review

    IRISPen executive review

    8  

    Optical character recognition specialist company IRIS has revealed a new addition to its electronic highlighter collection: the IRISPen executive. A small, portable scanning device, the executive converts printed information into electronic type

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    Apple Mac Mini 1.42 GHz review

    Apple Mac Mini 1.42 GHz review

    10  

    As a home computer for the keen digital photographer, the Mac Mini ishard to fault, and it certainly falls into the 'accessory' category at this price (less than a top-flight compact camera)

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    Kodak Scan Station 100 review

    Kodak Scan Station 100 review

    8  

    We've been waiting nearly two decades for the much vaunted 'paperless office' to come into effect, but even now paper documents are everywhere you look. Worse still, it often seems a real pain to scan them in so they can take up residence...

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    Plustek OptiCard 820 review

    Plustek OptiCard 820 review

    6  

    The 'joy' of typing details from business cards into your PC after business appointments is a chore that the OptiCard 820 aims to take off your hands, automating the process with OCR scanning technology.

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    IRIScan review

    IRIScan review

    8  

    Efficient document scanning is achieved by both elements of hardware and software. The software component of IRIS's latest scanning equation comes in the tried and trusted shape of Readiris Pro 9, which we'll come to later, but first the hardware

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    I.R.I.S. IRIScan review

    I.R.I.S. IRIScan review

    1  

    The IRIScan - and its accompanying Readiris 9 software - looks like agood prospect on paper. The handheld scanner is small and light enoughto slide into a laptop bag and is designed for scanning on the move.

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    HP ScanJet 4890 review

    HP ScanJet 4890 review

    7  

    The 4890's 4,800x9,600dpi resolution and multiple-format film scanningabilities mean you're getting high-end specs at a mid-range price tag.But do these specs translate into performance?

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    Fujitsu ScanSnap review

    Fujitsu ScanSnap review

    8  

    The answer to the question above is no. The ScanSnap's really designedfor multipage scanning, anyway. You stack your sheets up in the ADFfeed (up to 50 sheets of 80gsm paper), press the button and stand back.

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    Epson Perfection 3590 Photo review

    Epson Perfection 3590 Photo review

    10  

    The 3590 Photo isn't Epson's cheapest scanner. Indeed, the nearidentical 3490 is £20 cheaper. However, the 3590 has an extra featurethat marks it out as something special - its automatic filmstriploading.

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    Canon CanoScan 9950F review

    Canon CanoScan 9950F review

    8  

    The flagship of the Canon scanner range takes on Epson's Perfection4990 head to head. The CanoScan 9950F includes a Super Toric lens tocounter the aberrations introduced by conventional, spherical, scannerlenses...

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    Canon CanoScan 5200F review

    Canon CanoScan 5200F review

    6  

    The 5200F is designed to satisfy more serious users, especiallyphotographers. But although a lamp built into the lid can scanindividual slides or single filmstrips, removing and replacing the lidinsert is a bit of a fiddle

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    Canon CanoScan LIDE 60 review

    Canon CanoScan LIDE 60 review

    8  

    The LIDE 60 uses a Contact Image Sensor (CIS) scanning head, as opposedto a conventional mirror/lens/ CCD system. In the past this type ofscanner has been seen as a technically inferior solution

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    HP ScanJet 4370 review

    HP ScanJet 4370 review

    6  

    The HP 4370 sells for about a fiver more than the Canon LIDE 60, but itcan scan 35mm film. As a reflective scanner, it's very good. Like theLIDE 60, it has push-button controls on the front

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    HP Scanjet 2400 review

    HP Scanjet 2400 review

    4  

    Okay, in your own time and when you're ready! No rush... Some three and a half minutes later, the HP Scanjet wheezes its way to the end of our test scan like a fell walker who's just smoked 40 Capstan Full-Strength before tackling Mount Everest.

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    Epson Perfection 4180 Photo review

    Epson Perfection 4180 Photo review

    8  

    For an extra £120 on the price of an Epson 2480 scanner, you can get a far better-built model for your cash. The Epson Perfection 4180 is a chunkier scanner than the 2480, and has a larger-format film adapter as standard.

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    Epson Perfection 2480 Photo review

    Epson Perfection 2480 Photo review

    9  

    There's a lot of scanner in this small and unassuming grey box from Epson. For starters, you get a competent scanner with 2,400 x 4,800dpi resolution and a film adapter for scanning slides and negatives.

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    CanoScan LIDE 35 review

    CanoScan LIDE 35 review

    9  

    Unlike the other scanners on test here, Canon's budget-priced LIDE series uses LEDs to provide illumination for a contact image sensor (CIS) mechanism, rather than conventional CCDs. LEDs uses much less power that conventional CCDs...

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    CanoScan 8400F review

    CanoScan 8400F review

    8  

    The CanoScan 8400F is the flagship of Canon's consumer flatbed scanning fleet - a rather imposing, bulbous-looking device that offers 3,200x6,400dpi of superb optical resolution. The scan area is a full A4 glass platen...

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    CanoScan 3200F review

    CanoScan 3200F review

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    Despite the fact that this mid-range scanner has been out for some time, the 3200F really is something of a speed demon. It can preview a full page of A4 colour in under four seconds, and will scan a full 300dpi A4 colour document in 13s.

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