Summary: It may be unfair to take away one star because of the software bundle. The hardware is great and I like the fact that no power supply is needed. I connected to an unpowered hub and didn't expect it to work but it did! The power used is 2.5W maximum according to the manual.
Summary: Never had a product that claimed to be compatible with Mac that is SO incompatible that it's a joke. Don't waste your money on this if you're using OSX. It's a truly lousy piece of equipment, and the software is terrible. I'm giving mine away.
Summary: I purchased the LiDE 80 from another vendor about a year ago. Worked fine for 11 months and then I started to get some relatively minor errors from the software. May have to do with upgrade to Windows XP SP2, I don't know.
Summary: After years of dealing with scanners that required a seperate power cord, it is a relief to see something like the LIDe series. Just as fast as a 'full' size scanner, much better looking, inexpensive and has good, intuitive TWAIN drivers.
Summary: This scanner is about as large as my Centrino (read: small footprint) notebook. My old (UMAX) scanner was exactly as large as the new scanner's retail _BOX_! The speed is phenomenal and the image quality is the highest I have seen to date. Even the TWAIN driver it comes with is awesome.
Summary: This is such a great machine! The setup was extremely easy, the quality of scans is fabulous, and it's beautifully designed! Great for anyone who wants a space-saving machine - at less than 1.5 inches thick!
Summary: It has been almost 3 years since I have started buying computer parts on-line. I have been using "newegg" frequently ever since I knew "newegg." One of the newegg's biggest advantage is their good price and fast shipping. I have not been able to find any negatives about this site.