Microtek Scanner Offers Photo Reconstruction
June 7, 2004
The Microtek ScanMaker i320 scanner
incorporates both Kodak's DIGITAL ICE technology Microtek's ColoRescue
photo reconstruction systems states Craig Crossman host of The
Computer America Radio Show and syndicated newspaper columnist.
(PRWEB) May 30, 2004 -- Microtek Scanner Review: As I see it, most
computer peripherals today fall into one of three categories. The
first category is "Mandatory." Examples of mandatory peripherals would
be a monitor of some kind, a keyboard and mouse. Every computer must
have some kind of screen be it big, small, color, flat, CRT or
whatever. But you have to be able to see the output so having a screen
is a must. And unless you are heavily into voice recognition, chances
are you are going to need a keyboard onto which you can type and some
kind of input device such as a mouse or trackball.
The second category I would call "Essential." While it is true that
you could use a computer without one of these devices, chances are
your ability to produce productive results would be almost nonexistent
without them. So I define Essential peripherals as meaning the devices
you should have. They are not mandatory but invaluable nonetheless.
Example of these are modems be they of the dial up or broadband
variety, printers, hard and optical drives.
The third and last category I define as being "Effective." If you have
the need for it, then it is a peripheral that you will find to be
effective in solving your particular set of problems. I believe that
most all of the other available computer peripherals in the world
today fall into this last and vast category.
The reason I wanted to define these three categories was to point out
an interesting observation about the last two categories. I believe
that from time to time, a peripheral or the class a peripheral falls
into will sometimes move from the third and into the second category.
And I believe that's just what has happened to the flatbed scanner.
Used to be that flatbed scanners cost well over a thousand dollars,
were large, heavy and bulky devices that made lots of noise, were
complicated to operate, had a single purpose and limited
functionality. Basically, when you needed to transfer a printed image
from paper into the computer, you used a scanner and that was pretty
much it. But since today's scanners are being used for so many
different applications, I believe that having a scanner has now become
Microtek has just introduced their newest flatbed model, the ScanMaker
i320. This $149.99 scanner incorporates both Kodak's DIGITAL ICE
technology that was introduced with their more expensive 6800 model
and Microtek's ColoRescue photo reconstruction systems.
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