Great scanner, low price, but no good if you run Windows XP.
22 March 2003
Excerpt: A good few years ago, when I got into PCs in a big way (in the mid-1990s) I was impressed by the idea of a scanner. Here was an item (handheld in those days for most home users, looking a little bit like a flattened hairdryer!) that you could use to "grab" a photo or image in a magazine or book, transfer to your PC, and play about with to your heart's content.
Excerpt: This HP scanner is a very good amateur scanner. It is very easy to plug, install and use. All you need to do to set up the scanner is to plug it in the back of your computer (with an USB cable) and to plug it in a power socket. After doing that, you should install the CD that comes with the scanner and that is it! It's that easy. The scanner itself is very easy to use. There are just two bottons on the scanner itself. One botton to scan and the other to print.
Excerpt: Although i am a great fan of HP products this one is not one of my favourite, it is very slow to scan. The image quality is not what i would expect from a great name like HP, it works well with windows 98 which i assume most of you guys are running the scanner on, however when i recently updated to windows me could i get the wretched thing to work, not for the life of me my pc suddenly decided it was time to behave like a spoilt brat with the blue screen of death poping...
Excerpt: This being my second scanner I would have to say HP have made this scanner very simple to use. To scan an image and send it to a file or the printer can be done by pressing one of the two buttons on the front of the scanner. Or it can be done by launching the software included with the scanner. The software supplied by HP is very simple and quick to use.
Excerpt: As a simple idiot-proof scanner, the HP Scanjet 3300 is ideal. It's a basic flat-bed machine which can double as a photocopier at need. It comes with interesting software which I haven't had occasion to explore. We had a lot of trouble persuading the computer to recognise its existence, and ended up having to re-install Windows, which may just have been our bad luck. It takes A4 paper, and the hinges rise up so it can take books and albums.
Excerpt: A customer brought me her computer to fix a problem with a game and this scanner to install. The game was a difficult problem; installing the scanner was a breeze. Furthermore, I was impressed with the quality and performance of this $130 scanner. INCLUDED. The 3300C comes packed in sturdy retail box which includes: A two-sided poster with Setup and Configuration instructions on one side and Scanning instructions on the other. There was no hardcopy user manual.
buon scanner per usi semplici,non troppo adatto per foto
3 February 2010
Summary: un buon scanner anche se ormai 600dpi non bastano più ma ottimo per scannerizzare documenti visto l'elevata precisoione anche nella lettura OCR. peccato che i driver originali hp per xp non esistono e quindi bisogna usare gli standard di windows che non ti poermettono di fare fotocopie.
Pros: coperchio completamente scopribile
Cons: no driver da ME in poi a parte linux 1\600dpi non bastano per le foto
Para mi corta experiancia con el, lo encuentro muy bueno, si se usa el sistema operativo Linux.
25 June 2009
Conclusion: Para Linux perfecta opcion de usado en relacion value for money.No anda en Windows Vista y instalarlo en XP se puede pero con alguna complicacion. Al ser USB anda en cualquier maquina de hoy dia.
Pros: Como es USB lo podes conectar en cualquier computadora de hoy dia, cosa que no ocurre con los que se conectan mediante serial. Linux tiene su driver lo cual lo hace optimo para quien usa linux (Debian y Ubuntu ya vienen con el driver asi que no hace falta instalar nada mas que la aplicacion Xsane para usarlo. Y como es viejito, se lo paga poco en el mercado del usado.
Cons: Para Windows Vista no hay drivers, y para hacerlo andar en XP tiene sus vueltas. En mi caso probe un par de veces y no pude hacerlo andar. En cambio lo conecte usando Linux, y lo use con Xsane y funciona de inmediato sin ninguna instalacion de nada, perfecto. Basta tener la aplicacion Xsane o instalarla (todo software libre open source).