Summary: I purchased this scanner more than a year ago. It has worked and still works excellently. All scans are crisp and clear. I moved it from my Windows 98 PC to my Windows 7 PC without a hitch. My only complaint is that if I leave the USB cable plugged in and put the computer to sleep.
Summary: I bought this scanner 5 years ago and it is everything that I expected from a portable scanner and more. It is hard to expect quality anymore but this product works as well today as it did when I bought it. It gets a lot of daily use.
Summary: too bad it's end of sales, as this does meet all the postive reviews posted here. was looking for a scanner for general home use and photo scanning... the reviews for the newer versions seemed to be not as glowing as those for the 500F. Got a chance to get a refurbed unit and it's great.
Summary: The scanner is rather aesthetically pleasing, slim and saves space in the upright position. One of the best features is the single USB cord, no additional power cord with the bulky AC converter. The included software is simple and versatile.
Summary: For slightly over $100, this is a great little scanner. The ease of operation is outstanding. I bought it for my office, but it spends equal amounts of time on everyone else's desk. One push button for PDF is quick and easy. The stand allows a very small 'footprint' on a otherwise crowded desk.
Summary: I love this scanner. I took it out of the box, attached the cable, slipped a newspaper clipping into the scanner, hit the "scan" button, and had a beautiful image of the clipping, all within a couple of minutes. The scanner is small and compact and would be easily portable.