Summary: Too bad that HP only manufactured this model for a couple of years. I have owned two of these and would buy a few more should my current break down. They are really high tech in their appearance; have had many friends see and ask,"What is that neat looking thing?" The scanner itself is unique in that you can place it over an object and basically perform a 3-D scan of anything.
Summary: I thought the scanner looked great, but I never got it. Must have been lost in the mail somewhere. The seller was not very helpful and slow to answer, and then would not answer when asked for a refund over a month after the purchase and I had still not received it. was to be shipped priority mail, was shipped parcel post with no insurance or any way of tracking to see where it went.
Summary: Although we are trying to figure out how to get rid of 2 thick vertical lines that are showing up when we scan, the overall quality of the scanned document is excellent. Because it is a flat bed scanner, we are able to put it on top of construction plans and scan specific sections. This is an excellent product!!
Pros: I scan people for portraits, odd-shaped things for museum exhibits, and over-sized graphics/books. With additional power cords you can "travel" with it like NO OTHER scanner will allow and get effects that NO Camera will produce!
Cons: None in my experience. Any color glitches can be corrected with photoshop as easily as saving scans as tif files. I've never had graininess problems, even printing scans at 16" x 20".
Summary: 1- I scan for a genealogy website and often have to scan fragile OLD books, scanning flat helps to preserve the books. 2- Being able to see what is being scanned is SO helpful. 3- Scanning pictures using 400dpi makes them easier to view. 4- The slide scanner is very useful in that you can save old memories.