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At their most basic level scanners are a pc device which convert light into 0s and 1s so the computer can understand it, then convert analogue data into digital data. When buying a scanner it is important to check the resolution, because this relates to the fineness of detail that a scanner can achieve, and is usually measures in dots per inch (dpi). The more dots per inch a scanner can resolve, the more detail the resulting image will have. The typical resolution of an inexpensive desktop scanner at present is 1200 x 2400 dpi.

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  1. Novatech - They offer over 9000 computer hardware lines from the world's leading manufacturers. They also sell a range of computer Scanners at discount / cheap prices.
  2. PC World - pcworld.co.uk compliments our high street presence, building upon our commitment to meet all of our customers’ computing needs. We offer a vast range of competitively priced products from thousands of carefully selected lines. We aim to deliver a fast, no fuss and secure online shopping experience every time you visit our site.
  3. The PC Technology Guide - Outlines the principles and operation of the digital scanner and associated OCR techniques. Includes graphics, diagrams and an integrated glossary, making it particularly suited to the interested novice.
  4. Howstuffworks: Scanners
    anatomy, resolution and interpolation, and technical description.

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Summary of Scanners

When look at scanners it is important to check for the quality of the resolution, bit depth and dynamic range. At the moment flatbed scanners are the most versatile and popular format of scanner but you can also find handheld scanners and compact document scanners.
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