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Epson GT S50

Epson GT S50
alaScore 85

956 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 956 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design. The size and value for money also get good feedback.

usability, value for money, size, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the Epson GT S50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Epson GT S50

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 10 user reviews of Epson GT S50 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, value for money

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Epson GT-S50 A4 25ppm Duplex Sheetfed Colour Document ScannerEpson GT-S50N A4 25ppm Duplex Sheetfed Colour Document Scanner and External Network InterfaceEpson GT-S50 A4 25ppm Duplex Sheetfed Colour Document Scanner

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Amazon.com review summary for Epson GT S50

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 399 user reviews of Epson GT S50 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.com.

usability, value for money, design, reliability, size

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Epson WorkForce B11B194011 Pro GT-S50 Document ScannerEpson WorkForce Pro GT-S50 Document Imaging ScannerEpson WorkForce Pro GT-S50 Document Imaging Scanner

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Epson WorkForce Pro GT-S50

 

Epson has a long history of selling scanners, but they've been primarily photocentric flatbed scanners. The Epson WorkForce Pro GT-S50 ($499.99 direct) is different—neither photocentric nor flatbed. It's small enough to fit on a desktop to use as a...

Fast scans. Duplex scanning (both sides at once). ISIS and Twain drivers let it work with virtually any scan program

Scan utility is a little hard to learn how to customize. Business-card scanning is below par

The Epson WorkForce Pro GT-S50 scanner is impressive enough to earn high marks despite software that's best described as capable but a little hard to get started with.

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Review: Epson Workforce Pro GT-S50 document scanner

 

With respectable scan times, decent scan speeds, and the best looking color scans we've seen from a document scanner, the Workforce Pro GT S50 is one of the better document scanners available.

The accompanying EpsonScan software is easy to use and should be familiar to anyone who’s used a flatbed Epson scanner in the past. Its not flashy, but its functional, and I’ll take that any day

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Epson Workforce Pro GT-S50 review

 

The accompanying EpsonScan software is easy to use and should be familiar to anyone who's used a flatbed Epson scanner in the past. Its not flashy, but its functional, and we'll take that any day.

With respectable scan times, flawless (if dated looking) software, decent scan speeds, and the best looking colour scans we’ve seen from a document scanner, the Epson Workforce Pro GT-S50 is one of the better document scanners available.

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Epson GT-S50 review

 

To scan multiple pages at once, a sheet-fed scanner may be a good option. We view Epson's GT-S50.

Duplex scanning; easy to use software

Sluggish scan times when using Adobe Acrobat

With respectable scan times, flawless software, and the best-looking colour scans we’ve seen from a document scanner, the Epson GT-S50 is one of the better document scanners currently available.

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Good scanner, lousy support from Epson

 

I purchased the Epson GT S50 scanner in November 2010. It worked well, but produced dark lines on the sides or bottoms of pages when scanning multiple pages. After calling Epson's customer support, they had me send it to their service center. The...

Fast duplex scanner ; Fast OCR ; Includes TWAIN and ISIS drivers

OCR is several years old ; Old software interface ; Lousy customer support

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The paper feed simply does not work.

 

It will almost never feed multiple docs, I have to feed them in one by one and even that does not always work. They did cover a repair center drop off, but 100 sheets after I got it back it was back to it's old ways. It just is not worth messing with...

If it won't properly feed the paper I can think of no 'pros'. The only joy I would get from this scanner is dropping it off a 10 story building

See above, the auto paper feed is very erratic, it works half the time with one page, probably on 10% with multiple pages. I may have just gotten a lemon but you'd think the repair center could have fixed it

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Fast, efficient and easy to use. What's not to love?

 

This unit is exactly what I was looking for to scan multiple documents quickly and efficiently. If you can afford the steep price tag, it's well worth it.

The scanner is small enough for me to move it around easily from desk to desk. The software was very easy to install and there was no need to calibrate the unit once finished. The software is also easy to use. The scanner is very fast, even on high res

It's expensive and a little on the heavy side

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Good scanner, lousy support from Epson

 

I purchased the Epson GT S50 scanner in November 2010. It worked well, but produced dark lines on the sides or bottoms of pages when scanning multiple pages. After calling Epson's customer support, they had me send it to their service center. The...

Fast duplex scanner ; Fast OCR ; Includes TWAIN and ISIS drivers

OCR is several years old ; Old software interface ; Lousy customer support

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The paper feed simply does not work.

 

It will almost never feed multiple docs, I have to feed them in one by one and even that does not always work. They did cover a repair center drop off, but 100 sheets after I got it back it was back to it's old ways. It just is ... Expand full review

If it won't properly feed the paper I can think of no 'pros'. The only joy I would get from this scanner is dropping it off a 10 story building

See above, the auto paper feed is very erratic, it works half the time with one page, probably on 10% with multiple pages. I may have just gotten a lemon but you'd think the repair center could have fixed it

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software...

 

Perhaps we got spoiled with the Canon M-160 scanners. They are fast and come with a very simple interface that the drones aren't confused by. Too bad they are a grand each... Played with Paperport, FineReader, VueScan and Scanitto; the concept that...

Decently made hardware. Feels fairly solid accept for the flimsy paper catch tray

The epson software is junk. The interface is terrible and the codecs used for pdf generation produce huge file sizes relative to other programs (3 pages greyscale at 300dpi comes to 1.8Mb). The interface for naming files before scanning is buried deep...

Product Specifications

The WorkForce Pro GT-S50 document image scanner offers an amazing value with its remarkable reliability, powerful performance and easy-to-use features. With a daily duty cycle of up to 1200 sheets, plus a 75-page feeder, it's ready to tackle any task in busy office environments. Scan everything from business cards to rigid ID cards and documents up to 8.5 x 36 inches. The GT-S50 easily scans both sides of one sheet in just one pass - in color, grayscale or bi-tonal. It's never been easier to electronically capture critical documents. Whether you need a faster way to access shared documents, a more affordable way to comply with government mandates or a better way to maintain the integrity of important documents, the GT-S50 is the perfect place to start. Designed by Epson, a leader in digital imaging, the GT-S50 offers robust paper handling capabilities and quality you can depend on - all from a compact, desktop scanner.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:8in
Height:8.4in
Weight:11lbs
Width:11.9in

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Epson
Model:GT-S50
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Epson WorkForce Pro

Scanner

Automatic Duplexing: Yes
Color Depth:48-bit color
Document Feeder Type:Autoload
Form Factor:Desktop
Grayscale Depth:16-bit (64K gray levels)
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:Hi-Speed USB
Max H-Optical Resolution:600dpi
Max Supported Document Size:A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)
Max Supported Media Size:A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)
Max V-Optical Resolution:600dpi
Media Feeder Type:Autoload
Supported Document Type:Plain paper / Business card
Supported Media Type:Business card / Plain paper
Type:Document scanner

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.3.9 - 10.5.x / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows Vista (64-bit versions) / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition