HP touts new affordable scanner

HP claims to be meeting the needs of budget conscious home users through the launch of its latest "inexpensive" digital scanner.

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By  Matthew Wade Published  August 15, 2004

HP claims to be meeting the needs of budget conscious home users with the launch of its "inexpensive" new ScanJet 3770 digital scanner. Designed specifically for those on a tight budget, the $99 flatbed model can scan photos, slides, negatives and even 3D objects at resolutions of up to 1200 x 2400dpi in 48-bit colour. HP quotes scan speeds as ranging from 24-39 seconds. Multiple scans can be saved as single files, plus the 3770 can future proof old slides and negatives by converting these into digital files for safe storage. "Apart from the excellent quality of scanned images and built-in transparent materials adapter (TMA) for 35mm slides and negatives, what makes the ScanJet 3770 particularly appealing are the three user-friendly one-touch start buttons," said Amr Hassan, general manager, Imaging and Printing Group, HP Middle East. "HP Instant Share software allows you to send an e-mail with a link to your friends and family where all the scanned images can be viewed and downloaded through a free 100MB HP photo web site." According to Hassan, this eliminates the need to send large e-mail attachments, which he claimed irritates many users.

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