Is a scanner software or hardware?

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Would a scanner be under hardware or software?

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Would a scanner be under hardware or software?

A scanner is a hardware device. The program you use to operate it, on the other hand, is considered software.
Each scanner manufacturer (such as HP, Brother, etc.) usually has it´s own program to use the scanner.

Hope I helped you distinguish the hardware and software sides of the scanner!
Tony 

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  • Subhendu Sen
    Of course scanner is a hardware part, while driver is a software part.
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  • ToddN2000
    Hardware, it a physical device. You can use a scanner without software.
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  • Harisheldon
    The part in which you use to scan the document is hardware and the software that you can use to either scan the document or scan it for editing is software, but, bottom line, a scanner itself is hardware.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    But for scan any documents, you may require software also to work it properly.
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  • bhannah
    It is a physical piece of hardware. The software that drives the scanner is not hardware. My scanner is network available though.
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  • kiran12345
    I want only one answer for this question.
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  • ToddN2000
    @kiran12345: Hardware.
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