View Full Version : Scanner for Windows XP

13-10-2010, 02:13 PM
Has anyone got any recommendations for low price, value for money scanner for Windows XP.

13-10-2010, 02:19 PM
I assume you have a printer already .... some of the printer/scanner combo's go really cheap at times ... like under $100 from most places. Cheaper than stand alone scanners at times.


Speedy Gonzales
13-10-2010, 02:30 PM
If you want a printer/scanner this is a good one. And it prints good photos


Go this about 3 weeks ago to replace the brother printer (since it only uses 2 ink cartridges not 4)

13-10-2010, 02:37 PM
Speedy .... just out of interest, how long do the colour cartridges last in the Canon if you're doing photo's ? Just want to try and compare with my Epson.

Speedy Gonzales
13-10-2010, 02:46 PM
Umm I'm still using the original cartridges it came with at the mo. I brought this printer on 19/8, printed umm at least 10 photos on glossy paper. And printed quite a few letters / envelopes (in B&W), and both cartridge are about 1/2 way

What I like about this printer is, its got a memory card slot, and LCD, and just in case you forget to open the paper out tray, it opens automatically. And both cartridges are just over $70. Whereas the ink for the brother is over $120 (for 4 of them)

I was told by DSE that the original ink carts wouldnt last long (like about 20 prints or something). IMO, both have lasted longer than what DSE and I thought.

Speedy Gonzales
13-10-2010, 03:03 PM
20 = 200 prints. I think it was

13-10-2010, 08:42 PM
Thanks for the answers. It seems strange that to buy a cheap scanner you have to buy a printer/scanner combination.

13-10-2010, 08:45 PM
Define cheap?

13-10-2010, 08:52 PM
Around the $100 mark.

Speedy Gonzales
13-10-2010, 09:33 PM
Well the link I gave is under $100. Most of the more recent scanners come with printer. It's probably a lot cheaper than a scanner by itself

14-10-2010, 12:15 PM
Yes I notice that Dick Smith sell standalone scanners at higher prices. I would say that if you want better quality you will have to pay a higher price.

The Multi function ones are cheaper but should be alright for occasional home use.

14-10-2010, 03:34 PM
I use a cheap Epson and the highest resolution it does is 4800dpi .... scanning documents ... don't use much over 300dpi.

Printers and combo's are almost considered a consumable now because they're so cheap. most have a limit on the number of prints you can do before getting an expensive service ... although there are work arounds for that. Think the Epson is 5000 pages before it tells you time for a service.