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Kodak ScanMate i940 review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : 230.35
inc VAT

There's a wide choice of document scanners at this price. Though capable, the ScanMate i940 isn't the best

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While easy to use, the software isn’t as comprehensive as that of some rivals. Its most notable omission is support for uploading automatically to cloud services such as Google Drive, Evernote or Dropbox; an increasingly common feature in this class. We should also stress that this model comes with PC software only – Mac owners should choose the i940M, which will be available soon.

Kodak ScanMate i940 changing shortcut settings
There’s detailed control over the settings for each scanning preset

This scanner has a comparatively noisy feed motor which became quite piercing under certain conditions. On a couple of occasions the mechanism pulled through multiple sheets at once and jammed, although no paper was damaged. On the plus side, we were impressed with the scanner’s sharp imaging, and particularly with the complete lack of bleed when capturing both sides of very thin paper. It was also quite quick, taking just 10 seconds to scan a single A4 page at 150dpi.

Kodak ScanMate i940

Putting our initial issues aside this is a capable scanner that produces good images quickly. However, the Canon ImageFormula P-215 comes with superior software, feels better made and matches the Kodak for speed and quality. It’s a better choice.

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Tested Scan Speeds

Full scan area preview 10s
A4 document at 150dpi 10s
A4 document at 300dpi 14s
6x4in photo at 600dpi 52s
6x4in photo at 1200dpi N/A
Single 35mm negative at 2400dpi N/A
Single 35mm negative at max dpi N/A

Specifications

Scanner technology CIS
Max optical resolution 600dpi
Max interpolated resolution N/A
Output bit depth 24-bit
Maximum document size 216×1,524mm
Maximum transparency size N/A
Film formats accepted No
Function buttons 2
Scan head lock None
USB powered yes
Supported operating systems Windows XP/Vista/7 (Mac OS X not supported in this model, available in i940M)
Software included TWAIN/ISIS drivers, Kodak Smart Touch and NewSoft Presto! BizCard

Physical

USB cable included yes
Interface USB
Size 78x289x107mm
Weight 1.3kg
Power consumption standby N/A
Power consumption active N/A

Buying Information

Price £230
Supplier http://www.lambda-tek.com
Details http://graphics.kodak.com/GB/en

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