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EPSON WorkForce Pro GT-S80 B11B194081 48 bit CCD 600 dpi Sheet Fed Document Scanner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggs Epson should be embarrassed 10/31/2010

This review is from: EPSON WorkForce Pro GT-S80 B11B194081 48 bit CCD 600 dpi Sheet Fed Document Scanner

Pros: Seems solidly built - it's heavy enough!
I have no qualms about the construction of it, it should last a good long time.

Cons: Abysmal speed, especially on a Mac.

Epson rates it 40 ppm B&W-200 dpi. It actually did scan 40 ppm for a while when scanning B&W 200 dpi, but after about 100 sheets, it would scan 5 sheets, then pause for a count of 2, then another 5 & another pause. After another 50 sheets or so, it would only scan 4 sheets before pausing for the count of 2, then about 30 later it would only scan 3 sheets before its pause of 2.

Next, I tried greyscale at 200 dpi. Initial speed dropped to about 30 ppm.

Next test was color at 300 dpi. Speed was about 20 ppm. This is completely unacceptable.

Next, I tried my Mac Pro (quad core 2.66, 10 GB RAM). At B&W 200 dpi, speed seemed ok, about 40 ppm. Within 20 pages, it slowed to 1 page, then a progress-bar window came up that showed the page being processed, then the next page, and again the progress-bar. Speed was less than 20 ppm.

Other Thoughts: Epson should be embarrassed to rate this as they do. If they still want to sell it, they should either fix it so it DOES scan as fast as they say (continuously, not just short bursts), or downrate it appropriately, and drop the price to half. That would be worth the money, at least on Windows.


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