Summary: It's a basic scanner that is inexpensive and does the job. Resolution is good and scanning times are reasonable. This scanner is still ticking nine years later. I would definitely buy another Epson.
Pros: Inexpensive. Good build quality. Easy to use.
OK -- not very intuitive and poorly supported software.
John Moore, Amazon
7 October 2010
Summary: I've owned this scanner for about two years. I bought it because it also offered a document feeder for photos and business cards, as well as negative and slide capabilities. The document feeder sporadically works and jams often -- not worth the effort.
Summary: This scanner is fast and scans well when it works. Problem is I have to reinstall the drivers every time I use it. However, the last time I went to use it even installing the drivers wouldn't start it. Real frustrating.
Summary: Although the Epson Perfection 2480 Photo (this one came along with Multi Phoot Feeder) keeps colors fairly accurate, I am disapointed when it comes to scanning photos, papers and the like on the flatbed. In this case, the area scanned is smaller than the glass plate indicates.
Summary: For a while, this 2480 was a really good scanner and buy for light usage. Now after 18 months of ownership, there are cloudy markings on the underside of the glass from 2 to 4 inches in that makes that part of the glass unusable.