Summary: Have had the scanner about 2 weeks. It came in a box that looked pretty beat up. The scanner inside was fine, undamaged in a cradle of styrofoam. The scanner was easy to install, but you have to be available for some user input. At the end of the program installation, when you plug in the scanner, go slowly. There is some communication between scanner and computer, but no sign anything is happening.
Excerpt: I bought this scanner mainly for my home office and for scanning music scores. The scanner is quiet, fast and the quality of the scans are great. I like it because it is compatible with Linux. I use it with Linux as well as Windows 8.1 64-bit.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Excellent Software, Good Bit Depth, Good Resolution, Widely Compatible
Summary: just started playing with the scanner today. The only thing not good on the installation of the this is that there are two discs fort it and the second one is blank. So far I don't see what it is needed for anyway.Other than that, everything is good so far. Fast shipping.