Summary: I purchased this at Best Buy for $129 so the price here is better, darn! It scanned photos okay but I have better luck taking the pictures with my iPhone 4s and then uploading via iCloud into my computer. Documents were unreadable--I tried several. Best Buy couldn't test it so I was offered a refund or exchange. I decided to try the 700 which works better. Documents are now readable and the scanning is smoother. The 600 won't work all the time.
Summary: This scanner worked well initially and I was happy owning it, but after few months I started facing issue of paper not getting scrolled above through the scanner making the scanner unusable :(
Summary: I bought this Brother scanner for my MacBook Air 2011 model with Lion 10.7 and it was so unsatisfactory I sent it back - maybe the 2nd time I've ever returned an item to Amazon. First of all, the documentation is a joke for Mac OS (maybe it's perfect for PC) and then there are the problems: 1) it's very difficult to insert the item you wish to scan without it going in crooked. 2) the scan quality at 75 dpi was poor.
Summary: This product was initially great, but after a couple months of use most of the scans came out black and I had to clean and calibrate daily for it to work. Business cards and photo IDs came out askew. I emailed Brother about the problems and was told to clean the scanner. I got tired of cleaning and calibrating and at present am looking to purchase a new scanner. I am truly disappointed by this scanner because I had high hopes of success. I will not recommend to anyone.
Summary: I purchased this scanner with the intention of using it for school work while I was away working overseas. Unfortunately, I was never able to do that! Straight out the box this scanner did not work. I installed the software very easily on my Windows XP machine and attempted to make my first scan to test out this scanner. For some reason the scanner that I received would not feed through any paper.
Summary: This scanner was easy to install, worked well on single pages as it's designed to do, and saved me a ton of time and effort. Then it died one day and only shows up as "USB2.0 Scanner" in the device manager. Brother is no help, at all. So if you want to spend $140, scan some stuff, and move on - this is for you. If you want a long lasting home-scanner for your single pages, photos, receipts, etc - keep looking. Why 2 stars not 1? When it worked it was great, and easy.
Summary: When you put a little black and white piece of paper into your scanner for half an hour, you become a little annoyed because a little notice saying "Calibration Failed" pops up...every time...it turns out that Brother has not yet created a driver for Mac OSX Lion, so if you are running on Lion 10.7, come back and buy a little later...
Summary: I like its size and ease to use, but after about 25 or 30 scans the scans started getting a white line down them, I cleaned it whith the sheet that came with it over and over but could not get rid of the line. I sent it back, and I would not recomend it to anyone.
Summary: This scanner failed my expectations on several fronts: 1. Scanning receipts of variable paper thickness: failed miserably. The scanner had trouble pulling the receipt, and was pulling the receipt in sideways, and image scanned became severely distorted. 2. I did not see any useful document management software where I could search for key words, date, et al.