Summary: I bought this because my old scanner (also a Canon) wouldn't work under Windows 7, couldn't get a new driver for it. The price for the new one was very reasonable, so I decided it was less hassle than trying to get the old one to work. The new scanner is similar to old old one, and functions just fine, but the new Canon software is less user-friendly than the old software.
Excerpt: my old scanner died. i don't do a lot of scanning, but need something reliable and easy to use. mostly i scan client's hard copy art to recreate. i've only done a few scans so far, but it looks like it will do what i need. love the single usb hook-up, makes it easy to move between computers when i need to. i will need to experiment with it a little before i proclaim it the best scanner ever, but i couldn't really beat the price.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, One Cable Hook-up, Small Footprint, Widely Compatible