Summary: I needed a small profile scanner to send off to college. I had to be careful of the model since I run Mac Leopard 10.5 so I could get drivers since I purchased it used. This one is great. Runs on USB cable only, no power cord to mess with. Not the fastest on the block but certainly fast enough and scans are very good.
Summary: This is the second scanner I owned and it is much superior to the one that came before. Not only is the scanner aesthetically pleasing and relatively unobtrusive, it is powered via USB, which makes it one of the few doodads I own that doesn't require access to a wall socket. I hadn't had much use for the scanner until last week when my mom and I decided that the shoeboxes full of photos should be digitized and preserved.
Summary: This scanner is just what I needed as a professor. I need to prepare class presentations and this scanner works quickly and effectively to scan the diagrams I need to have scanned. It is handy to use because it does not have a separate power supply to haul around. In fact I have one of these scanners at home and at school.
Summary: I bought my LIDE35 at Fry's Electronics for under $40. I needed a scanner in a hurry since my last Paperport had died. The LIDE35 installed and worked with no problems. The quality of my first scan was much better than any done with the Paperport. I bought this unit because it was cheap and small. It is compact enough to travel with a laptop. USB power means you don't have the weight, mess, and need for an outlet that a wallwart powered scanner has.
Summary: I was always told that HP scanners were the best. So for the post 13 years I have purchased nothing but HP scanners for my Macintoshes. Maybe 10 in all. I have always battled multitudes of incompatibiltity issues, poor performance, and very combersome scanning applications. Frustrated I purched the LiDE 35. This is how a scanner should work. The interfaces with Adobe software (and any other software) is exterely elegant, and the scans are great.
Summary: Great value for your money. I have never had a problem loading it on my computer or getting it to work properly. Easy to install. Update: I have a new scanner at work and I miss this one so much. It was so much easier to use....no problems with it.