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Re: filmscanners: Best film scanner, period!!!
Not been keeping up with RAM prices have you?
£512M of RAM is $60ish.
A small 10/100 switch costs $90ish.
Ethernet cables $10 each for two.
No need for Photoshop - $35 copy of ACDSee will let you scan stuff in.
A small PC $500.
A small monitor $50.
Firewire card $100.
Well it's rather less than thousands of dollars...
email@example.com (Anthony Atkielski) wrote:
> Rob writes:
> > Not to belittle the problem, but assuming you're
> > talking US dollars you could probably buy a cheap
> > celeron or AMD computer for about $500 and fit the
> > firewire on *that*.
> I've considered it--but how would I get the pictures back and forth
> between the
> two machines? I'd need to buy a router, at the very least, so add a
> few hundred
> more dollars. And the machine would need at least 512 MB of memory in
> order to
> hold the scans, so add a few hundred more. And I'd need a second copy
> Photoshop, and a second top-quality monitor and video board, so add
> $2000 or so. We are already into thousands of dollars just for this
> one chance,
> and I'm not even counting the scanner!