Nuggets: Friendly scanners from Primax

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Friendly scanner seeks owner....

The latest two scanners aimed squarely at the consumer market are Primax' Colorado 9600 and Colorado 19200. Why consumer? Well both devices ‘guarantee' user-friendliness through USB plug-and-play connectivity -- arguably more a positive step than a guarantee...

Both scanners come with PrimaPAGE 98 software which lets you scan in texts containing up to 35 languages simultaneously. (There's a stinger pad prize on offer for the first bod to think of a practical use for this.) PowerTWAIN software comes bundled with both models, which allows you to preview and alter images before they're scanned. Once you've got your 35-language document whacked into your PC you can perform all the usual creative alterations with the included MGI PhotoSuite software.

The 9600 is yours for £99. The 19200 costs £119 for which you get increased optical and software resolutions.

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