Advice on buying a scanner...?

  DANZIG 12:01 30 Apr 03

Hiya all.

Today I am planning on buying a scanner...but which one??

Basically I don't want to spend a bomb on it (Less than £80 would be nice). I would like to know what dpi I should be going for as a minimum and any other features I could look for. I'm not going to be using it for tip top quality professional work, just for home use.

Any advice???????

  Totally-braindead 12:04 30 Apr 03

Why not buy the PC Advisor best buy scanner, you can get a review in this website.

  Filch 13:26 30 Apr 03

Have a look at the Canon LiDE scanners. Either one would be suitable. Consumers Reports (USA) rate both very highly and the 20 one of the best at 600 dpi.

  _Treb_ 14:34 30 Apr 03

I've had 3 Mustek scanners over the years. All work fine although my new Bearpaw 4800TA Pro is slow. Even at 150 DPI it takes a full minute to scan an A4 document in Lineart Mode.

  Rhuddlan 14:46 30 Apr 03

I would say that Epson are a pretty good make when it comes to scanners, the Epson Perfection 1260 is good, with 1200-2400 dpi, 48 bit and has excellent software with it, hope this advice helps.

  DANZIG 19:10 30 Apr 03

Thanks people, just got back now with my new scanner! It is a Canon LiDe20 and its superb! It cost a few pence short of £70 from my local PCWorld and the quality of the scans I get from it is excellent. I would heartily recommend it!

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