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Epson Perfection V750 Pro scanner
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Epson Perfection V750 Pro scanner

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The Epson Perfection V750 Pro is a very similar beast indeed to its Perfection V700 Photo counterpart and as such, it shares much of that model’s kit. The same physical design, the same dual lenses one for high-resolution scanning (up to 4800ppi optical... >>

Samsung S1050 digital camera
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Samsung S1050 digital camera

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Samsung has updated its S850 model with the S1050 and the camera comes complete with a rather tempting feature set. This includes a suite of manual controls for the more advanced among you, a 10-megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom lens, and a new large... >>

Nikon Coolpix P50  digital camera
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Nikon Coolpix P50 digital camera

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The Nikon Coolpix P50 sits on the bottom rung of three “Performance” Coolpix models Nikon has in that range which also includes the P5000 and P51000. As such it offers a more affordable balance between specification, shooting tools and user control... >>

Plustek OpticFilm 7300 film scanner
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Plustek OpticFilm 7300 film scanner

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Plustek may not be the first scanner name on your lips when you start to cast your eye about when researching the market for a machine to digitise all those old negatives and slides stashed in shoe boxes under the bed. But, it has a steadily growing range... >>

Nikon Coolpix L14 digital camera
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Nikon Coolpix L14 digital camera

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Nikon’s “L” or Life series of digital cameras have received a double update in the shape of this the Coolpix L14 and the yet to be tested L15. The camera is eminently pocketable and though of plastic build is well made. It comes in two colours,... >>

Fuji FinePix F50fd digital camera
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Fuji FinePix F50fd digital camera

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The Fuji FinePix F50fd sits at the top of Fuji’s advanced compact range and with its undoubtedly impressive 12-megapixel resolution Super CCD HR VII sensor and Fuji’s already reliable Real Photo Processor II image engine. This combination of technology... >>

Nikon Coolpix S510 digital camera
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Nikon Coolpix S510 digital camera

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The Nikon Coolpix S510 updates the S500 and has the same basic feature set and handling characteristics (check the S500 test as well for specifics on some of those similar features) as that camera. However, the Face Priority AF and lens shift VR (Vibration... >>

Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10 DSLR camera
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10 DSLR camera

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10, to give it its full title, espouses the rangefinderesque styling and design of its blocky L1 brethren and instead Panasonic has opted for a more traditional looking digital SLR with compact and lightweight lines and a 10.1-megapixel... >>

Olympus E-510 DSLR camera
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Olympus E-510 DSLR camera

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The recent announcement of the new professional E-System Olympus E3 should not be allowed to overshadow the latest in Olympus enthusiast digital SLRs, the E-510. However, the new camera has a tough act to follow in the shape of the popular and extremely... >>

Lexmark X500n multifunction printer
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Lexmark X500n multifunction printer

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At 35 kilos, you know the X500n means business when you prize it from its box (you’ll need a hand to get it out of said box or, if not, you’ll be needing an osteopath afterwards if you go it alone) and although the well made X500n is a blocky looking... >>

Fuji FinePix Z100fd digital camera
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Fuji FinePix Z100fd digital camera

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The Fuji FinePix Z100fd offers a slim line camera package that comes in a selection of four colours: Shell Pink, Satin Silver and Cappuccino Brown, Tuxedo Black and a black special edition with a contrasting white sliding cover panel. Add to this stylish,... >>

Kodak EasyShare 5500 printer
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Kodak EasyShare 5500 printer

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Kodak’s claim for the EasyShare 5300 that it had running costs 50% lower than competing products; priced around £200, the 5500 offers more or less the same feature set but boosted with more serious office additions. For a kick off, you get built-in... >>

Pentax Optio M40 digital camera
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Pentax Optio M40 digital camera

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The Pentax Optio M40 updates the Optio M30 with a few key tweaks that include a bump in pixels from seven to eight million pixels on a slightly larger sensor, a better resolution wide-view monitor and there’s improved flash output with a much improved... >>

Kodak EasyShare M753 digital camera
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Kodak EasyShare M753 digital camera

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Kodak has been working hard to improve the looks of its range of digital cameras, particularly the budget end of its models and the M753 marks this trend with a well and truly slender style, among some of its more attractive features that including availability... >>

Epson Stylus D120 printer
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Epson Stylus D120 printer

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Epson’s Stylus D120 is a printer aimed at convincing you its high-speed output plus colour capability makes it a good alternative to a laser printer offering similar print speeds and the flexibility of colour with low running costs. Out of the box,... >>

Pentax Optio Z10 digital camera
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Pentax Optio Z10 digital camera

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Out of the box, only a sliding front lens cover that also turns the camera on and off spoils the slim lines. The top plays host to one button, the shutter release while the back houses a nice, 2.5-inch, 230K-pixel colour screen, the easy to use zoom buttons... >>

Canon Selphy CP520 compact printer
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Canon Selphy CP520 compact printer

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The CP 520 is a neat little block of white plastic with an attractive blue pulsating glow on the top. This neat plastic box of electronics can quickly and easily print your photos either when connected to a PC or directly via a compatible PictBridge camera.... >>

Olympus Mju 790SW digital camera
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Olympus Mju 790SW digital camera

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Unlike the recently tested and ruggedised Mju 770 SW the new Mju 790 SW has a slightly lower level of toughness and a lower price at £200, a hundred quid less than the launch price of the 770. Its depth capability of 3 metres is 7m less than that of... >>

Casio Exilim Zoom EX Z77 digital camera
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Casio Exilim Zoom EX Z77 digital camera

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The new Exilim EX Z77 sits snuggly in Casio’s Exilim line up above the EX Z75 and beneath the EX Z1050 so it is in the upper echelon of the mid-range models. The £149.99 pricing makes it look attractive, as does a couple of neat new features, which... >>

Canon EOS 40D DSLR digital camera
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Canon EOS 40D DSLR digital camera

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The EOS 40D arrives with all the latest high-tech gadgetry tick boxes suitably ticked: Live view? Check. Increased resolution? Check … the 40D sports a 10.1-megapixel CMOS sensor. Sensor cleaning system? Check. Latest image processing engine? Check... >>

Nikon Coolpix L10  digital camera
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Nikon Coolpix L10 digital camera

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The Nikon “L” or Life series of cameras are designed to be simple to use family snappers but provide a breadth of features and gadgets that allow good picture taking without to much fiddling about. As such, the L10 sits beneath the L12 and the L11... >>

Nikon Coolpix S50c digital camera
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Nikon Coolpix S50c digital camera

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The latest stylishly curvatious addition to Nikon’s WiFi enabled pocket snappers is this, the Coolpix S50c comes with a 7.2-megapixel sensor and a range of simple to use features and functions including face detection AF and a decent 38-114mm (35mm... >>

Sigma SD14 DSLR camera
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Sigma SD14 DSLR camera

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The SD14 updates Sigma’s SD10 D-SLR and like its forbear, the SD14 eschews “normal” CCD or CMOS sensor technology using Foveon’s X3 sensor. This uses pixel encapsulated in layers in the silicon that allows each layer of pixels to capture only... >>

Canon EOS 1D Mk III digital camera
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Canon EOS 1D Mk III digital camera

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Canon announced its new professional DSLR with much fanfare and ensuring that everyone knew that (despite appearances) the Mk III was a new camera built from the ground up. "The EOS-1D Mark III represents a complete reappraisal of everything Canon has... >>

Kodak EasyShare 5300 All In One Printer
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Kodak EasyShare 5300 All In One Printer

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Kodak’s launch of the EasyShare 5300 was hailed as a boon for consumers because Kodak has taken a lead on the cost of consumables. Kodak claim the 5300 has 50% lower running costs than competing products. It’s black in cartridge costs £6.99 and a... >>

Casio Exilim EX Z1200 digital camera
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Casio Exilim EX Z1200 digital camera

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The Z1200 is Casio’s new flagship model and as such, it steams into port with a level of specification befitting the role. To start the build is great, the black and lustrous gunmetal-coloured alloy body is beautifully made and feels rock solid with... >>

Canon Digital IXUS 950 IS digital camera
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Canon Digital IXUS 950 IS digital camera

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The Canon IXUS 950 IS updates the almost identical IXUS 850 IS with another million pixels and a new 4x optical zoom lens. Other key features include optical image stabilisation, a very clear, bright and easy to see 2.5-inch colour screen plus 18-scene... >>

Nikon Coolpix P5000 digital camera
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Nikon Coolpix P5000 digital camera

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The very compact Coolpix P5000 is just the type of camera you expect from Nikon, perched, as this one is, between the lower end point-n-shoot Coolpix models and the companies higher specified budget DSLRs such as the D40 and 40x. This is a camera that... >>

Olympus E410 Digital SLR camera
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Olympus E410 Digital SLR camera

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Barely 6 months on from the launch of the E400, Olympus announced an updated version of that camera which, while almost identical, has a couple of important differences. Overall, its design, build, and shooting options remain unchanged (also read my Olympus... >>

Fuji FinePix Z5fd digital camera
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Fuji FinePix Z5fd digital camera

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The Fuji FinePix Z5fd is a sleek slice of metal that has a slide-open front plate that also turns the camera on and off and protects the lens and flash when shut. The Z5 logo lights up when activated as well and this adds an extra sparkle to an already... >>

Nikon Coolpix S200 digital camera
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Nikon Coolpix S200 digital camera

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The S200 impresses straight out of the box, it has a tough all-aluminium build and large screen that help make the new, slim line camera very nice to hold and to look at. Pleasing on the eye, it may be, but it also has some of Nikon’s signature features... >>

Pentax Optio W30 digital camera
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Pentax Optio W30 digital camera

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Pentax are not the only manufacturer making robust, water and dust proofed cameras, Pentax seemingly vying with Olympus, the other notable maker building digital compacts that can be used in all weathers or underwater without a housing. The latest Pentax... >>

Lexmark X9350 All-in-one printer
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Lexmark X9350 All-in-one printer

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The X9350 is a bulky, blocky looking AiO that has just about all the features you’d need from a small or home office multi-function device. As if put together by some techno-archaeologist, the 9350 is designed in layers, each “strata” of the grey... >>

Nikon Coolpix S500 digital camera
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Nikon Coolpix S500 digital camera

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The Nikon Coolpix S500 is the (soon to be tested) S200’s bigger brother, not in terms of size so much, as in terms of the specification it brings to your photographic table. The headline specification includes a stainless steel body (black or silver... >>

Fujifilm FinePix F40fd digital camera
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Fujifilm FinePix F40fd digital camera

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The F40fd, here in its gunmetal grey metal-bodied guise, is a stylish high-tech compact that offers a tempting level of specification and performance at a good price. The new model has a boosted resolution over the 6.3-megapixel F30/F31fd siblings with... >>

Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z1050 digital camera
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Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z1050 digital camera

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The Casio Exilim EX-Z1050 updates the Z1000 model with a few tweaks and some new-to-Casio technology that improves an already attractive package. The aluminum-bodied newcomer comes in four colours: black, silver, gold and pink. Aside from the slim styling... >>

Canon PIXMA iX4000
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Canon PIXMA iX4000

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The Canon PIXMA iX5000 is am A3+ thermal inkjet printer designed to provide a cost effective and speedy printer for the small office or home office. Like the iX4000 before it, it has 4800x1200dpi printing with 2-picolitre (two billionth’s of litre)... >>

Panasonic Lumix DMC-L1 DSLR camera
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-L1 DSLR camera

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The L1 may look a little on the blocky side and weigh in at over a kilo with the large (but excellent) Leica lens sat in place on the FourThirds lens mount it uses. In fact the lens mount, mirror box AF and auto exposure sensors are all borrowed from... >>

Olympus Mju 770SW digital camera
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Olympus Mju 770SW digital camera

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Hard on the heels of the recently tested Olympus Mju 725SW comes the latest in the company's ruggedised compact range, the 770SW. Olympus says it is: “the world’s first compact camera that’s waterproof to 10m, shockproof against falls from up to... >>

Canon CanoScan 4400F scanner
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Canon CanoScan 4400F scanner

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The 4400F comes packed with easy to use features and plenty of scanning kit to help make the job easier and faster. The silver, grey and black livery looks nice and the swooping curves across the “advanced” Z-lid that also features the built in FAU... >>

Canon PowerShot A460 digital camera
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Canon PowerShot A460 digital camera

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The PowerShot A460 updates its predecessor, the A430 with a slightly larger 2-inch colour screen and an extra million pixels, bringing the total effective resolution of the new model to 5 million pixels. The camera's rather basic 4x optical zoom lens... >>

Olympus Mju 760 digital camera
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Olympus Mju 760 digital camera

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The Mju 760 looks lovely (I tested the model with the blue facia, which looks great) and builds on the Mju 700-sereis lineage following on from the aforementioned 750. It has to be said the 760 improves over the already pretty 750 with an even more slender... >>

Canon CanoScan LIDE 600F scanner
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Canon CanoScan LIDE 600F scanner

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Canon’s latest Contact Image Sensor LiDE scanner is the 600F, which updates the preceding model, the 500F. It brings to the LiDE range 48-bit colour and 4800 x 9600ppi scanning for the first time and so offers a tempting set of features for those in... >>

Nikon D40x Digital SLR camera
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Nikon D40x Digital SLR camera

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Hot on the heals of the D40 (around 4 months in fact) comes the D40x a 10-megapixel update of the D40 that in all but a few areas is identical to its predecessor. As a result, this review needs to be read along with the D40 test posted a few weeks ago... >>

Nikon D40 digital SLR camera
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Nikon D40 digital SLR camera

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At the time of writing this review, just 4 months after the launch of the D40, Nikon had announced the D40x (its review to follow shortly), a 10-megapixel upgrade of this model and one designed to oust Canon’s EOS 400D from its perch. In getting to... >>

Pentax Optio M30 digital camera
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Pentax Optio M30 digital camera

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Pentax launched this, the Optio M30 along with the (already tested) budget, Optio E30 at the recent PMA show in Vegas and it arrives with a 7.1-megapixel sensor, 3x optical zoom lens and slim line styling that makes it eminently pocketable. The silver... >>

Casio Exilim EX-Z75 Zoom
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Casio Exilim EX-Z75 Zoom

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The Casio EX-Z75 updates the EX-Z70 of last year but is in essence, an upgrade of that predecessor as opposed to a major overhaul. Basic kit includes a 3x optical zoom lens that provides a focal range of 38-114mm (35mm equiv.) and a stylish, slim full... >>

Pentax Optio E30 digital camera
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Pentax Optio E30 digital camera

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The Optio E30 is a thoroughbred budget model but with a resolution remarkable at this price and unheard of only a couple of years ago. Key features include a nice 36-108mm 3x optical zoom lens, a 2.4-inch colour screen, 3-point AF system, SDHC and SD... >>

Canon PIXMA iP5300 printer
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Canon PIXMA iP5300 printer

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The Canon PIXMA iP5300 is one of the third generation of PIXMA models that are pushing competitors such as HP, Lexmark and Epson to the limit in terms of their speed, print quality and versatility out of the box. The 5300 is a marked technological improvement... >>

Epson Stylus DX7000F All In One Printer Scanner Copier and Fax
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Epson Stylus DX7000F All In One Printer Scanner Copier and Fax

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Epson’s DX range of all-in-one (AiO) devices are inexpensive multi-function machines that provide easy to use functionality in a space saving and attractive designed package. The 7000F updates the (also recently tested) DX 6000 with the addition of... >>