Summary: I bought this scanner because I needed one with the automatic document feeder. I bought it to replace my Canon LideScan 90 which only works for single documents. However, had I gotten a 2.0 USB cable instead of the old 1.0 USB cable that was sent to me by the seller, installation of the driver & software and the appropriate function of the scanner could have been a breeze.
Summary: I was looking for a flatbed scanner compatible with Windows 7 since my older scanner wouldn't support Windows 7. I purchased the HP 7650 to replace my HP 7450C. I actually prefer my older scanner because the software is easier to use for the types of scanning I do. The HP 7650 has been working well and I hope to be able to get used to the operating software for the scanner.
Summary: The scanner itself has adjustable buttons. As long as your computer is turned on, you can do one button photocopies in which the scanner sends the scan direct to your printer. The buttons can be set with preset preferences to allow quick control of settings for different document types. The ADF (Automated Document Feeder) works well for standard 8.5 x 11 paper. The scanner can automatically scan both sides of the document and automatically feed up to stacks of paper.
Summary: Comments about HP Scanjet 7650: I love scanners and really make them work for me when I am using them. I would rather a scanner that I own live up to its name and work as hard as I do instead of just giving it a few tasks a day. I put this compact scanner to work and it did twice the amount of work I in the half the time of my old scanner. How could I ever go back and say anymore than that! I was very impressed on the quality as well as how easy it is to operate.
Pros: Accurate Color, Easy Setup, Excellent Software, Good Bit Depth, Good Resolution, Widely Compatible, Works on Network