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Epson WorkForce GT-1500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 430 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size and design. The value for money and usability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the Epson WorkForce GT-1500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Epson WorkForce GT-1500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 169 user reviews of Epson WorkForce GT-1500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.com.

usability, value for money, size, design

reliability

76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Epson B11B190011 WorkForce GT-1500 Document ScannerEpson Workforce GT-1500 B11B190011 Document Imaging Scanner (White)

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Epson WorkForce GT-1500

 

The Epson WorkForce GT-1500 ($349.99 direct) represents a new direction for Epson. As the name implies, this scanner is office-centric rather than photocentric, and it's aimed at small offices rather than any of Epson's usual target markets: home...

Low price for a flatbed document scanner. Scans directly to searchable PDF files

Automatic document feeder (ADF) scans one side of the page only. Manual duplex feature is hidden and somewhat cumbersome. Slow

The Epson WorkForce GT-1500 is a bit slow, but it's affordable enough to make it an attractive choice if your small office needs a document scanner that includes a flatbed.

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Review: Epson WorkForce GT-1500 document scanner

 

Easy to use and simple in its focus, the GT-1500 does an adequate job of photo- and document-scanning.

The GT-1500 can quickly scan multiple sheets at a time thanks to an automatic document feeder (ADF) capable of holding as many as 40 sheets, as large as 8.5 by 14 inches. Although you’re limited to a maximum scanning resolution of 600 dpi when using...

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Epson WorkForce GT-1500 review

 

Easy to use and simple in its focus, the Epson WorkForce GT-1500 does an adequate job of photo- and document-scanning.

The Epson WorkForce GT-1500 is Epson's answer to the growing need in small businesses for a fast document-focused scanner that can scan multiple pages of text in short order. The results with photos weren't disappointing either, making the scanner more...

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Epson WorkForce GT-1500 review

 

Epson's WorkForce GT-1500 is a colour document scanner designed to simplify the tedious task of scanning stacks of text documents in an office environment.

The Epson WorkForce GT-1500 is Epson's answer to the growing need in small businesses for a fast document-focused scanner that can scan multiple pages of text in short order. The results with photos weren't disappointing either, making the scanner more...

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Epson WorkForce GT-1500

 

Colour document scanner designed to simplify the tedious task of scanning stacks of text documents in an office environment

[Chris Holt is a Macworld assistant editor.]

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Epson WorkForce GT-1500 scanner

 

Delivered sharp text and graphics in various colour and monochrome tests

Anyone who needs a reasonably priced simplex document scanner should give serious consideration to the Epson WorkForce GT-1500.

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Excellent scanner

 

This scanner has paid for itself many times over in saved time and work.

Great fast document scanner and does decent color scans as well. A bargain for the price

does not scan double-sided, but scanners that can reliably scan double-sided cost a lot more than this one

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This scanner is amazing.

 

I have been using an HP scanner for years. It has worked well but I had no idea how much better technology had gotten. I OCRed a 90-page document in about 10 minutes. Absolute accuracy! Beyond expectations. Excellent document feed. I am impressed.

Effortless software installation ; Fast, accurate and easy to use ; Half the price of my previous scanner

None so far

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Great Scanner. Very short life.

 

Is it designed to die?

Great and fast scanner and good bundled software, but its interface is somewhat rigid and limiting. My $80 Canon (no ADF)interface is many times over more user friendly than the Epson's

It dies before 15 months. One worked hard and lasted 13 months. We replaced it with the same model. The cost had gone up almost 50% on most sites. It died after 14 months. No guarantee available. Poorly designed single roller invites skew feeding

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Epson GT 1500

 

I really like this scanner. I previously had a 2480 for home use and now the GT 1500 with ADF is great for the office. The scan speed is pretty good and scan quality is great. The bundled software works very well. Using the OCR scan to PDF so you have...

None so far

Product Specifications

Get superior image quality and enhanced productivity from the WorkForce GT-1500 color document imaging scanner. This easy-to-use scanner offers the versatility you need to electronically archive important documents or share records with your workgroup. And, with 1200 x 2400 dpi resolution, it delivers truly amazing quality, so you can capture every detail all with easy, one-touch scanning. This powerful performer makes it easy to scan stacks of records, applications and forms. Use the high-capacity automatic document feeder to quickly scan a variety of sizes up to 8.5x14. The WorkForce GT-1500 speeds through scans up to 20 pages per minute, giving you more time to tackle other tasks. And, it not only offers greater productivity, it ensures more efficient operation. With innovative ReadyScan LED technology, there's no warmup time required. Best of all, this earth-friendly LED technology does not include any mercury, and it reduces power consumption.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.5in
Height:4.8in
Weight:8.6lbs
Width:18.5in

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Epson
Model:GT-1500
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Epson WorkForce

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7

Scanner

Color Depth:48-bit color
Document Feeder Type:Autoload
Grayscale Depth:16-bit (64K gray levels)
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:Hi-Speed USB
Max H-Optical Resolution:1200dpi
Max Supported Document Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Supported Media Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max V-Optical Resolution:2400dpi
Media Feeder Type:Autoload
Type:Flatbed scanner

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.3 - 10.5 / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition