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Epson Perfection 4490 Photo Scanner

Epson Perfection 4490 Photo Scanner
alaScore 84

1965 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1965 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the size and design are overall positive. The usability and value for money also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the reliability.

value for money, usability, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the Epson Perfection 4490 Photo Scanner is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Epson Perfection 4490 Photo Scanner

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 169 user reviews of Epson Perfection 4490 Photo Scanner from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, usability, design, size

91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Epson Perfection 4490 Photo 4800 x 9600DPI Firewire / USB 2Plustek Opticfilm 7200i scanner with Imaging SoftwareEpson Perfection 4490 Photo 4800 x 9600DPI Firewire / USB 2

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Amazon.com review summary for Epson Perfection 4490 Photo Scanner

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1096 user reviews of Epson Perfection 4490 Photo Scanner 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.

value for money, usability, design, size

reliability

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Perfection 4490 Photo

 

First-Rate Flatbed Photo Scanner

Small footprint. Great image quality. Solid software bundle ; No hardcopy manual

No hardcopy manual

The Epson Perfection 4490 Photo is a quality scanner that has the flexibility a photographer needs.

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AAXA P1 LCoS-based pico projector review

 

Having used four generations of home entertainment projector over the last decade, I was skeptical of small-form factor pico projectors when they first

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Epson Perfection 4490 Photo

 

This feature-rich flatbed delivers attractive photo and film scans, but at a premium price.

The Epson Perfection 4490 is a powerful scanner with versatile image-enhancing features, but its premium price makes it best suited for serious photographers and other detail-conscious users.

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Nikon Coolscan V LS-50 ED

 

The Coolscan V sits upright, and at 6.8 by 3.8 by 12.4 inches, it's about the size of a typical box of software. Setup is straightforward: Just install the drivers on the included Nikon Scan 4.0 software disc, and tell the Setup Wizard which of the 12...

Outstanding film scans; great software; easy to set up; intuitive scanning interface.

Manual focus is hard to use.

Unless your stuff appears regularly in National Geographic , this may be the only film scanner you'll ever need.

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Epson Perfection 4990 Photo

 

The Epson Perfection 4990 Photo ($450 street) is one of the most photocentric flatbeds we've seen. This makes sense for a scanner aimed at photo enthusiasts. Among its strengths are high quality photo scans; the ability to scan film in 35mm, 120, 220,...

Digital ICE for removing scratches. Color restore feature. Dust removal for scanning film. Film scan quality is among the best for flatbed scanners

No ADF. Comes with little software for scanning anything but photos and film

The Epson Perfection 4990 Photo does a terrific job scanning photos, and it handles slides better than most flatbed scanners. However, it's also highly photocentric. The only bundled program that isn't meant for photos is an OCR package that's...

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Epson Perfection 4490 Photo

 

Certainly the most striking feature in the Epson Perfection 4490 Photo ($249.99 direct) is the claimed 4,800-pixel-per-inch (ppi) optical resolution—a strikingly high resolution for a flatbed scanner, and higher than you'll find even in some dedicated...

Scans film in 35-mm and 2.25-inch medium film format. Color-restore feature. Digital ICE dust and scratch removal for film. 30-page automatic document feeder (ADF) option

Dust removal works for slides and film only

If you have a large store of 35-mm and 2.25-inch film you want to digitize, it's one of your better flatbed choices right now.

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Canon CanoScan LiDE 80

 

Slim and light enough to fit into an attaché case, the Canon CanoScan LiDE 80 ($180 street) has a maximum optical resolution of 2,400 by 4,800 pixels per inch (ppi). Since it's based on CIS (contact image sensor) rather than CCD (charge-coupled device)...

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Digital Film Scanners - Nikon CoolScan IV ED Film and Slide Scanner Review, Information, and Specifications

 

Professional-quality scans; 2900 dpi resolution; 36-bit color depth; USB interface; amazing "Digital ICE" dust & scratch removal; new Digital "ROC" and "GEM" correct for faded negatives and film grain automatically

The Nikon Coolscan IV ED delivers a surprisingly high level of performance for a 12-bit scanner. Excellent electronics produce better results than some 14-bit devices, and the sharp ED optics make the absolute most of the 2900 dpi resolution. With a...

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AAXA P1 Pico Projector Review

 

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X-bit labs - EPSON Perfection 4490 PHOTO Scanner: Impeccability Check

 

Today we are going to take a look at another solution from the EPSON Perfection family, which was supposed to update the series of scanners targeted at photo amateurs and advanced users. How good will this mainstream product prove in our lab? Find out...

This review is approaching its end, so it's time to sum it up in a few words. And in my opinion, the Epson Perfection 4490 Photo is a somewhat insipid, aimless product. It has a rather high price ($250) but lacks some useful functions. I don't like...

Product Specifications

Building on the success of the MC9000 family, the rugged MC909x-K hand-held mobile computer from Symbol Technologies delivers the exceptional reliability mobile workers inside and outside your four walls need to provide real-time visibility into business-critical information. Designed to handle all-day every day use in nearly any environment, the MC909x-K enables route salespeople, field repair personnel, and workers in the warehouse or on the retail floor to access, as well as capture and send, crucial business information in real time. The latest advances in mobile technology, proven rugged construction, and support for multi-mode wireless connectivity ensure maximum accessibility to co-workers and business systems. Business processes are streamlined and errors are reduced, effectively increasing productivity - and profitability. From the latest operating system and processor designed to handle the specific demands of mobility, to robust persistent storage capabilities and multiple advanced data capture options, the MC909x-K provides the power to run nearly any application, including voice and multimedia. Built-in bar code scanning and image capture in a rugged form factor is ideal for many functions - from pick-up and delivery, fleet maintenance, and inventory counts to direct store delivery, and more. Workers can count on ample battery life for a full shift through superior power management. And modular keypads, a rugged touch panel and a display that is easy to read inside and outside provide users with maximum ease-of-use and comfort. The MC909x-K is designed to withstand rigorous use in extreme environments and a wide variety of operating conditions. Adding Symbol's Mobility Services Platform (MSP) enables you to quickly and easily provision, track and support all your MC909x-K devices from a central location, delivering an unprecedented level of simplicity and low cost to management of mobile devices. And Symbol's full suite of services offers everything from deployment assistance to comprehensive support plans that include repair of everyday wear and tear. The MC909x-K - delivering outstanding investment protection and a low total cost of ownership through superior design, construction, manageability and support services.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Speaker(s)

AV Furniture

Color:Black
Recommended Use:Projector
Type:Mounting kit

Barcode

Barcode Reader: Yes

Battery

Technology:Lithium ion

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.5in/10.7in/12.4in/14.7in/17.8in/17in/18.7in/18in/19.6in/2.3in/5.1in
Height:0.4in/1.5in/4.4in/4.5in/4.7in/5.3in/5.8in/6.2in/6.8in/6in/8in/9.1in
Weight:11.1oz/14.8lbs/19.8lbs/21.6lbs/28.7lbs/29.8lbs/3.1lbs/3.3lbs/32lbs/4.4lbs/4.9oz/4lbs/6.6lbs/8.8lbs/9lbs
Width:10.1in/10.7in/11in/12in/25.7in/25.8in/3.6in/3.8in/3in/4.7in/5in/9.8in

Display (Projector)

Color Support:16-bit (64K colors)
Color Support:16-bit (64K colors)
Diagonal Size:3.5in/3.8in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9cm/9.7cm
Technology:TFT active matrix

GPS System

GPS Navigation: None

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC/PC / Mac
Country Kits:N/a/Worldwide
Localization:Brazilian Portuguese / Chinese (simplified) / Chinese (traditional) / Czech / English / French / German / Italian / Japanese / Slovak / Spanish / Turkish/N/a
Manufacturer:Canon/Epson/Lenovo/Nikon/Plustek/Premier Mounts/Sony/Symbol Technologies
Model:10000XL/10000XL Pro/10000XL- Graphic Arts/20000/21/4490 Office/4490 Photo/4990 Photo/5000 ED/7200i/7200i SE/9000 ED/DVD Burner Ultrabay Slim Drive/LiDE 80/MAG-FCTA/MC70 Enterprise Digital Assistant/MC9094-K/UY-S100/V ED
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon CanoScan/Epson Expression/Epson GT/Epson Perfection/Lenovo ThinkPad/Nikon Coolscan/Nikon SA/Nikon Super Coolscan/Plustek OpticFilm/Premier Mounts Polaris Universal Projector Mount/Sony/Symbol

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touch-screen/Keypad / Stylus / Touch-screen

Miscellaneous

Bay Compatibility:Ultrabay Slim
Category of Accessory:Scanner accessories
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Product Type:Scanner strip holder
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Modem

Cellular Enhancement Protocol:EDGE / GPRS / GSM
Type:Wireless cellular modem

Networking

Wireless Connectivity:Bluetooth / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g

Optical Storage

Buffer Size:2MB
Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:16x (CD) / 6x (DVD
Type:DVD
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

Optical Storage (2nd)

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 Phone Edition/Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 Premium Edition

Processor

Clock Speed:624MHz
Type:XScale PXA270

RAM

Installed Size:64MB

ROM

Installed Size:128MB

Scanner

Color Depth:36-bit color/42-bit color/48-bit color
Document Feeder Type:Manual load
Form Factor:Desktop
Grayscale Depth:16-bit (64K gray levels)
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:Hi-Speed USB/IEEE 1394 (FireWire)/SCSI
Interface Type (2nd):Hi-Speed USB
Max H-Optical Resolution:2212dpi/2400dpi/4000dpi/4800dpi/600dpi/7200dpi
Max Supported Document Size:1 in x 1.5 in/11.7 in x 17 in/8.5 in x 11.7 in/DIN A3 (12.2 in x 17.2 in)/film 120 (2.36 in)/film 135 (35mm)/Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Supported Media Size:1 in x 1.5 in/11.7 in x 17 in/8.5 in x 11.7 in/DIN A3 (12.2 in x 17.2 in)/film 120 (2.36 in)/film 135 (35mm)/Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max V-Optical Resolution:1200dpi/2212dpi/2400dpi/4800dpi/7200dpi/9600dpi
Media Feeder Type:Manual load
Supported Document Type:Plain paper/Plain paper / Bulk objects (such as books)/Slides / Film/Transparencies / Plain paper / Film/Transparencies / Plain paper / Slides / Film
Supported Media Type:Bulk objects (such as books) / Plain paper/Film / Plain paper / Slides / Transparencies/Film / Plain paper / Transparencies/Film / Slides/Plain paper
Type:Film scanner (35 mm)/Flatbed scanner

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /Limited lifetime warranty

Storage

Drive Type:DVD writer
Enclosure Type:Plug-in module
Interface:Serial ATA
Product Type:DVD
Type:Disk drive

Storage Controller

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

Storage Removable (2nd)

Type: None

System

Handheld Type:Data collection terminal

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 9.1 / Apple MacOS X 10.2 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / XP Professional / Microsoft Windows 98/ME / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Apple MacOS 9.1 or later / Apple MacOS X 10.1.5 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition / Windows ME / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Apple MacOS 9.1 or later / Apple MacOS X 10.2.7 or later / Apple MacOS X 10.2.x / Apple MacOS X 10.3.x / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / XP Professional / Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Apple MacOS 9.x / Apple MacOS X 10.1 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Microsoft Windows 98/ME/Apple MacOS X 10.2 / Apple MacOS X 10.2.7 / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows 98/XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Apple MacOS X 10.2 / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windo

Video Output

Type: None