[access-uk] Re: Scanners and Netbooks

Hi George.

Its not so much the scanning that takes up the power, I've often found that what really maxes out the battery and reduces battery run time considerably is the OCR processing. This scanner can scan at a maximum resolution of 2400 by 4800 DPI, far more than is required for text scanning, but because its text scanning is so sharp and the scanner picks up a lot of detail even at the lower resolutions, Fine Reader and Omni Page both take a while on an Atom processor to bring up results. Old fashioned I may be sometimes, but I personally use Text Bridge on my netbook because its old, adequate for the job but most importantly very light on system resources where as Fine Reader etc are heavyweights in comparison.

All the best, Ibrahim.
----- Original Message ----- From: "George Bell" <george@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Wednesday, December 09, 2009 10:11 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Scanners and Netbooks


Good statistics from you, Ibraham, and worth further testing.  In my
experience, if your scans happen to include dense graphics, power
consumption goes way up.

And you can be sure that someone will want to scan "War and Peace" -
smile.

George.

-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Ibrahim Gucukoglu
Sent: 09 December 2009 22:03
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Scanners and Netbooks

Hi George.

Yes, that's true, but the scanner in question consumes a nominal
amount of power, and its not as if your going to be using it all the
time your on the netbook while unplugged is it?  One scan might take
off a couple of minutes of power from your battery, but in my tests I
only noticed a slightly lower battery running time when scanning 20
pages of perhaps 15 minutes.

All the best, Ibrahim.
----- Original Message -----
From: "George Bell" <george@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, December 09, 2009 9:56 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Scanners and Netbooks


Please do not forget that power is supplied to this scanner via the
USB port, and so will reduce the battery life of your netbook or
laptop.

George.

-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Caroline Ford
Sent: 09 December 2009 21:50
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Scanners and Netbooks

Thank you, Ibrahim.  That sounds exactly what we're looking for.  I
have located the scanner on play.com.  Were you responsible for the
comprehensive review of it on the web site?

Caroline.

-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Ibrahim Gucukoglu
Sent: 09 December 2009 18:06
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Scanners and Netbooks

Hi Caroline.

I use Cano Scan Lide200 which is the current range topping model, I
tend to upgrade them after a couple of years because the newer
models
have advanced power management capability, scan slightly faster and
have the option to scan at higher resolutions which means magazines
and other glossy publications especially those with photos scan
better.  Either way, your looking at a spend of under £70.

All the best, Ibrahim.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Caroline Ford" <caroline@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, December 09, 2009 4:14 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Scanners and Netbooks


Thank you all for the replies. It sounds as if the Canon scanners
are the
ones we need to be looking at. Ibrahim, please could you tell me
which
model you're using? Is it the same one as Terry?

Thanks,

Caroline.

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Subject: [access-uk] Re: Scanners and Netbooks
From: "Ibrahim Gucukoglu" <ibrahim_gucukoglu@xxxxxxxx>
Date: 09/12/2009 12:10

Hi Caroline.

The Canon Lide range of scanners are excellent portable scanners,
they're
USB powered and are ideal for netbook use.  I use one for both my
netbooks
and laptops, at home on the desk and while travelling.  You can use
any
OCR
program such as Open Book, Kurzweil or a commercial application
like
Fine
Reader which again, I recommend.

All the best, Ibrahim.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Caroline Ford" <caroline@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, December 09, 2009 11:28 AM
Subject: [access-uk] Scanners and Netbooks


Hello,

I'd be interested to know whether anyone is using a portable
scanner with
a netbook, and if so, which model have you found to be working
well?
Does
a netbook, specifically the Samsung NC10, have enough power
through
its
USB ports to run one of the scanners which doesn't run off the
mains.

Thanks,

Caroline.

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