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I believe Jeff is right -- far more depends on to what and how the scanner
is connected. I have a new Epson 2450 scanner, which is at the high end of
non-graphics-professional units. It is USB2 compatible but is connected to a
USB hub on a USB1 port on a 1 GHz Pentium III limping along on Win98SE.
The scanning process for an 8.5 x 11 colour page at 600 dpi takes 2.5 min,
but much of the time the scanner pauses while data is transferred to the PC
-- including a full 30 sec after the scanner actually stops moving. I have a
feeling that with a USB2 port the PC would be able to keep up, and scanning
time would be cut in half at least.
As for bargain brands, I always remember the sage advice of my Newfie roofer
when providing his price quote: "You pay for what you get" (sic)!
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From: bounce-techwr-l-88731 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
[mailto:bounce-techwr-l-88731 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com] On Behalf Of Jeff Hanvey
Sent: May 22, 2003 10:33 AM
Subject: Re: Are scanners slow?
My general understanding is that scanning speed is based on several factors,
a whole host of other things...
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steven Oppenheimer" <writer -at- writemaster -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2003 9:59 AM
Subject: Are scanners slow?
> I just went out and purchased my first scanner. Rather than do a lot
> of research, I did the lazy (and cheap) route of going to Best Buy and
> up a bargain brand (the Microtek 4850) for $100
> I am surprised at how slow it seems to scan.
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