Summary: I bought it to digitalize a bazillion of original documents for my thesis. There was an instance when I had to scan a 600page manuscript and was given only 2days for that. This thing scanned everything without complaining!
Pros: I am very satisfied with the piece! Very lightweight, compact, and uses only one USB cord both for power and data transfer. Makes decent images and what's more important for me - PDFs from scratch. Despite multiple comments about this scanner being loud - mine is very QUIET! Overall, this is a gr...
Cons: Being picky here: 1) I wish the scanning speed was a little faster; 2) beware, it's all plastic! - which makes it very accident-sensitive; 3) the software is being "simplified" to the point when it gets too confusing; 4) the cord is quite short to make a proper arrangement for the scanner on my d...
Pros: Light weight, and doesn't take up too much desk space. Quality isn't as great but its not that bad either.
Cons: The biggest issue I have with this scanner is that when it idles, it turns off. It might be good for people who turn their computers on and off but I leave my computer on all the time. After being idle, I have to unplug and replug the scanner which is a big pain in the rear.
Summary: Cheap portable scanner. It does exactly that :)
Pros: 1) Portable - Pretty lightweight and thin and narrow. Similar to a laptop. 2) USB Powered - Huge plus in my book. 3) Fairly quick scans - I think a full letter size scan took me about 8-10 seconds? I'd say that's not bad for a small portable scanner :).
Cons: 1) Software looks a little outdated but that's really a small con.
Pros: Affordably priced. Good quality scans. No external power needed -- just a single USB connection.
Cons: Unlike the Canon LiDE 30 that this is replacing, this scanner doesn't come with a stand to put it in a vertical orientation, meaning it takes up a lot more desk space. I was surprised to see a nice feature like this go away. Like most Canon products, the software is not nearly as nice as the hard...
Summary: On Windows 7, install the driver, connect the scanner when it asks, then install the larger software download, then install the smaller...
Pros: Much quieter than my HP; needs no AC adapter. Scans quick and on high-resolution I get good detail. The slim body makes it perfect for any laptop user needing imaging on-the-go. Photoshop compatibility is good: the scanner is easily accessed and manipulated through Photoshop.
Cons: Windows 7 software not included; best installed if downloaded from Canon's site (they do include a 64-bit version). Software was a bit kludgy in that it had three separate installation pieces.
Summary: Included software works on Windows 7 except PhotoStudio 5.5. To fix, do standard install (including PhotoStudio 5.5) from CD per Canon instructions, including restart and connect scanner etc. Then go to ArcSoft website > Downloads > Software Patches > PhotoStudio 6.
Pros: Compact, inexpensive, easy to use, images are very clear and detailed.
Cons: Scan speed is a bit slow, but not bothersome for someone who uses only occasionally.
Summary: I'm a grad student and I have spent a fortune feeding the library copy machines. Not any more. This critter is light, quiet, and deals with any type of printed media I have thrown at it. Absolutely the best investment I have made for grad school.
Pros: 1. USB powered. NO wallwart or powerbrick to lug around!!!!! 2. Completely transportable. 3. Perfect for scanning articles and chapters.
Cons: If you are looking for something to make archival scans of rare photos.... this isn't the droid you're looking for.