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Sheet-feed scanners come in very useful when scanning multi-page documents, and portable models are useful when working away from home. Canon's ImageFORMULA P-150M is small and light enough to fit in your bag; it's powered by USB and is plug and play, with no driver installation required. You just run the CaptureOnTouch Lite application from the virtual disk that mounts when you connect the scanner to your Mac. The P-150M can scan anything from A4-sized documents to business cards. It can be powered from a single USB port, but if you connect the supplied USB power cable to either a second USB port or the mains via an adapter (sold separately), it runs faster. It can scan in black and white, greyscale or colour, to JPEG, TIFF or PDF, and if you need to scan double-sided documents, its Duplex feature allows you to do so in a single pass. When powered by two USB ports, at the default 200dpi setting the P-150M scanned a single A4 text page in black and white in just 10.7 seconds. Although the characters were a little pixellated, the results were readable. Ramping up the resolution to 600dpi, we got a smoother, clearer document, but it took 28.6 seconds. With only one USB port used, it was only a little slower.
The Canon imageFormula P-150 Scan-tini ($295 direct) isn't the smallest scanner I've ever seen, but it's small and light enough to earn its designation as a portable. More important, it may be the smallest scanner possible that offers both portability and the conveniences you'd expect in a desktop scanner. The smallest scanners, like the one that's part of The Neat Company's NeatReceipts ($199.95 direct, ) package, weigh less than a pound and are about the size of a stack of 1-foot rulers. The P-150 is about double that in size and weight, at 1.6 by 11 by 3.7 inches (HWD), and 2.1 pounds. Unlike smaller scanners, however, it's not limited to manual feeding, simplex scans (one side of a page), and barely tolerable scan speeds. Canon has managed to shoehorn a 20-page automatic document feeder (ADF) into the P-150, along with duplexing (scanning both sides of a page at the same time) capabilities. Its speed would be a reasonable clip for a desktop scanner, at 15 pages per minute (ppm) for black-and-white and grayscale scans and 30 images per minute (ipm) for duplex scans. In color mode, it's rated at a still reasonable 10 ppm and 20 ipm. Setup is a touch harder than with most portable scanners, because you have to install a separator pad - a replaceable part that helps feed the paper properly.
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