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HP Scanjet G3010

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      10.08.2010 22:41
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      If you are after a simple scanner that does a great job and is affordable at the same time.

      We bought the HP Scanjet a couple years ago after analysing the market for alternatives in terms of performance and price. We didn't want an all-in one machine at the time as we had a cheap printer and were not in a position to spend that kind of money.

      We settled on the HP Scanjet G3010 for a variety of reasons. The first reason is its styling. Not only does the scanner look extremely professional and sleek, but its colour scheme is neutral, meaning it would fit well in a room of any design.

      The set up is very simple. The CD that comes with the scanner has software allowing you to customise the settings for uploading pictures. Aside from the software, the scanner is plug and play and offers exceptional picture quality and is capable of uploading photos and photographic film. It must be noted that unlike some other scanners, this one is not powered through the USB cable, but has its own external power supply.

      One last positive bit of the scanner is the ability to print directly to the printer through the USB ports in the computer, but bypassing the need to do anything on the computer itself. This can be very handy when using the scanner as a photocopying device.

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      03.07.2007 15:13
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      A super scanner, worth every penny!

      Recently, my old Primax scanner gave up the ghost. I don't know why, nor do I care. The point is it had reached the end of its useful life and it was lifes way of telling me that I ought to get my finger out and buy something a little more up to date.

      Easier said than done!

      There is a vast array of scanners available on the market these days, either stand alone or as part of a multi-function device. The one thing that helped me along the way was the fact that I knew I didnt want a printer/scanner/copier all in one otherwise my nearly new printer would have been a waste of money!

      And so it was that I bounced off down to PC World to have a browse around at the range that was on offer. Needless to say, I was a little disappointed. All the scanners they had were either cheap and nasty, multi-function or excessively expensive. Having come to the conclusion that i was unlikely to find anything of any use in PC World I decided to tackle the situation from another angle.

      I returned home and used the internet as a weapon in my search. After being directed to a multitude of sites (either ones I didnt think I could trust, or ones where I couldnt find anything of interest) I finally stumbled across a well known, and well trusted website.... Amazon.co.uk.

      Now, I didn't know that Amazon sold computer accessories so I was quite shocked when I saw the large range they had on offer.

      I plumped for the HP G3010!

      I wasn't disappointed......

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      The Design
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      The G3010 Photo Scanner has a really nice design, sleek and stylish in a smooth silver finish. The edges are very shapely offering a modern look and streamlined design. It looks quite simple to use whilst still maintaining an air of being powerful and of quality build.

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      The G3010 has a function that I had never seen before. It enables you to scan in 35mm negatives using a special built in film adaptor. As yet I have not used this function but I very much like the concept and it was certainly an influencing factor in my buying decision.

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      The G3010 enables you to quickly and easily scan your paperwork or photos, scan your negatives or scan directly to a PDF file using the buttons on the front of the scanner. I particularly like the ability to scan to PDF as it makes it very quick and easy to scan things in and then fire them off as an email.

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      The Resolution
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      I was definitely pleased with the high resolution that the G3010 offers. It is capable of scanning at a high resolution of 4800x9600dpi which is more than enough for anybody's needs. Whilst we are on the subject of resolution, the colours that appear on your screen after scanning are almost an exact match to the original which is very impressive.

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      Scanning
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      This is obviously much the same as any other scanner in terms of the physical way that it scans your documents, one particular feature that i do like however is that you can scan more than one thing in at a time, and then save each of them as a separate file. It therefore makes the scanning in and archiving of old family photos a doddle as you can do up to three at a time!

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      The Software
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      The scanner comes bundled with HP Photosmart which enables you to perform many little tricks on your scanned image to improve its appearance. For example, if you are scanning in old photos, you can easily use the software provided to touch them up and make them a little more presentable, particularly in such areas as red eye removal and removing dirty marks/scratches from the original photo.

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      The Size
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      The scanning area is of letter sized proportions and the lid lifts up so you can put large items (such as books) under it.

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      I paid £65 from Amazon.co.uk

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      Device Type: Flatbed scanner - desktop
      Max Supported Media Size: 220 x 300 mm
      Dimensions (WxDxH): 29.8 cm x 47.2 cm x 9 cm
      Weight: 3 kg
      Input Type: Colour
      Resolution: 8-bit (256 grey levels) / 48-bit colour
      Optical Resolution: 4800 dpi x 9600 dpi
      Interpolated Resolution: 999999 dpi x 999999 dpi
      Max Document Size: 220 mm x 300 mm
      Supported Media Type: Plain paper, slides, bulk objects (such as books), film
      Media Feeder Type: Manual load
      Interface Type: Hi-Speed USB
      Power: AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
      System Requirements: Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition / Windows ME, Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Apple MacOS X 10.3.9, Apple MacOS X 10.4 or later
      Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

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      I found that this scanner was incredibly easy to install with the drivers provided and had no problems at any stage of the installation.


      I hope you have found this review helpful in your buying decision. I would certainly give this scanner 10/10 and recommend it to anybody. It certainly makes an attractive little addition to my desk. Just don't get caught scanning body parts :o)

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  • Product Details

    The HP Scanjet G3010 Photo Scanner allows you to easily restore your cherished photos, 35mm slides and negatives, so you can preserve them for years to come.

    Enjoy high definition scans that make beautiful reprints with 4800 x 9600-dpi resolution and 48-bit color. Scan up to three 4x6-inch images and preview them in as low as 10 seconds. Plus, scan larger photos and portraits, and automatically save them as individual files. Preserve and restore your treasured memories. Easily convert up to two 35mm slides or negative frames to digital files using the built-in transparent materials adapter. Using HP Real Life technologies, bring old or damaged photos back to life by removing dust and scratches and restoring faded color. Plus, automatically remove red-eye and enhance detail in dark areas of photos. Scan, copy and share effortlessly. Four one-touch buttons make it easy to scan photos or films, make copies and save images to PDF. Effortlessly organize, edit and e-mail photos with HP Photosmart software.