Summary: I have a habit of selecting like products and choosing the very cheapest one, sometimes it's a bust. This scanner was brand new, opened box, cheap and great. i fully recommend this company whole heatedly. That is all I am going to say.
Summary: The Canon CanoScan LiDE20 Flatbed Scanner is a light weight, easy to use scanner. It's great to use it as a portable scanner to take to the clients home to scan their photos into my laptop for restoration. The only bad thing is that it's only compatible with a 32 Bit System...and not a 64 bit. That's fine with me though because my laptop is an older one.
Summary: I now have two of these. I keep one at home and the other at work. I do consulting and need a portable office. The CanoScan LiDE 20 has 600x600 resolution and can save in PDF format, it's very thin, draws power direct from the USB cable, and it's relatively quick. What's not to love? OK, so I only scan a few documents a week, and it's mostly text and pencil sketchs of engineering concepts. It does these things well.
Summary: I always have trouble with high tech gadgets but this has been very easy to use so far. It took very little time to set up and install the software. Once that was finished it took me about 30 minutes to get the basics down. That is good time for me! It is also a nice small scanner and shouldn't take up a whole lot of my work area which is a real plus. Overall would definitely recommend this product to others.