Summary: My CanoScan N1240U arrived this week from Amazon.com and I immediately took it out of the box and set it up. The ease of just a USB port hook-up is enough to sell this scanner to a consumer interested in simplistic electronics.
Summary: Before I purchased this scanner on Amazon I e-mailed the Canon support group and asked if the scanner was FULLY compatible with Windows ME. The response was unequivocal: "Yes, it's fully compatible.
Summary: Comes with a large suite of software (newer drivers were available on the web), can be mounted vertically, has a cool lid that allows bulkier objects to be scanned, is ultra-light & ultra-sleek, and works under XP. The multi-photo mode is slick, and works like a champ.
Summary: This scanner can't be beat, in terms of features, price, and quality. I'm not a graphic designer, but the quality of the scans is -far- better than what I've seen from my previous scanner (the infamous Umax Astra).
Summary: I found this scanner to be an excellent product, at a great price. Its only 1 inch thick, which is really nice because it looks good and grabs peoples attention. On top of all this, it comes with good and easy to use software. It has only one cord (very convenient) and scans beutifully.
Summary: Like another CanoScan poster here, I too have a pretty bad case of USB Peripheralphobia. My USB ports have been crunchy at best. But this Canoscan N1240U scanner was ridiculously easy to install and use.
Summary: Setup was quick and easy, and the scanner works as advertised. The XP Software included with the scanner gave no difficulties at all. I like the multiple bundles of application software. I can scan photos, magazines, as well as text.
Summary: I waded through all of the info and compared prices before deciding to buy a scanner - a non-essential but desired item for me to use for work(text) and webpages(photos) at home. I wanted good quality without buying unnecessary features or spending more than 100-150 bucks.
Summary: This scanner is listed on the Canon Support website as being compatible with Windows Vista, as well as having "complete" support under GNU/Linux with the plustek driver on the SANE project website.