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Scanner of choice for occasional use.

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02.08.2004 (03.08.2004)

Advantages:
Reliable; No additional power (will work mobile with laptop); Cheap

Disadvantages:
Slow scan speed .

Recommendable Yes:

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Ease of Installation

Value For Money

Ease of useVery easy

DesignExcellent

Range of extra features / functionsExcellent

Instruction manualGood

Manufacturer SupportExcellent

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I’ve owned a couple of dirt-cheap scanners… mainly as an alternative to buying a photocopier to use for 2-3 sheets per month – this is the best scanner by a huge margin. I’ve never been concerned about photographic quality – or even in colour… though I think the Cannon does OK on those points – most of my scans are 200DPI greyscale which I then laser-print for my records.

In my opinion the scanner is great – very simple and easy to use and far more reliable than the “Trust” pile-of-useless-cruft it replaces. If you scan more than 10 sheets a week or if you work with photographic images for publication you should take this review with a pinch of salt… if, like me, you use it to occasionally take copies of brief documents to archive, print or email – you can’t go wrong.

If you want a cheap scanner with a simple interface (but you don’t care about speed) then this is one of the best – in my opinion. In my experience it has been a cost-effective straightforward tool to do a job – nothing more; nothing less. If you just want a basic scanner that "just works" (which is all I wanted and all I still want) – then it is perfect in every respect.

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bristol_steve 10.08.2004 18:42

I paid £70 - though I've seen it for as little as £30 in "walk-in" shops - I'm afraid you will have to shop around to find one.

jesi 10.08.2004 00:17

You have given me all the details except price? ≈≈≈≈{; -)-{{:::::|||||<

bristol_steve 03.08.2004 13:38

I don’t think I wanted to sell you the scanner… per se. If you want a cheap scanner with a simple interface (but you don’t care about speed) then this is one of the best – in my opinion. In my experience it has been a cost-effective straightforward tool to do a job – nothing more; nothing less. If you just want a basic scanner that "just works" (which is all I wanted and all I still want) – then it is perfect in every respect.

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Manufacturer's product description

The CanoScan N670U scanner is a truly remarkable addition to your home or workplace. Its intelligent, state-of-the-...

General

MPN 7103A003AA, 7103A003, N670U, 7103A003AB, 7103A002AA
Type Flatbed scanner - desktop
Interface Type USB

Scanner

Input Type Colour
Grayscale Depth 8-bit (256 grey levels), 16-bit (64K grey levels), 16-bit (64k colours)
Colour Depth 48-bit colour, 24-bit (16.7 million colours)

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  2. emilyo
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