Summary: I've had this scanner for 6-7 years and it's worked great. The image resolution was good for the time I got it, but low by today's standards. For web use though, the image resolution is still more than you likely need. For posting old family snapshots online with a Win XP or older system, this scanner will treat you well. The major problem with this scanner is the lack of driver support for Windows 7.
Excerpt: "...pretty good without installing the hp drivers but we wanted the program that sends the picture to whatever applivation you want. once you install the drivers it detects something plugged in to the usb port then it says scanner not connected in the system tray. i think it's because the scanner is trying to share the same irq as the printer. so my dad has to fix that.
Pros: good for win98, scanning isn't too slow, lid is removable
Cons: made by HP, newer scanners might be faster, bad drivers, bad support, sometimes the programs freeze, adobe photo delux sux, and it hurts ur eyes when u try to scan ur face lol
HP Scanjet 5300C: I Love My Really Impressive Flatbed Scanner
1 March 2002
Summary: I have long been a member of the HP fold, and I love evangelizing for their products on my job. My ardor for this company can be attributed to one thing - their products work. And when I say work, I mean, they work all the time. I know this for a fact, because I worked for a printing company for 4.5 years, and I used a HP scanner on that job the whole time I worked there. I can't remember now the model number I used then, but that's not important.
Pros: Fast, Easy to Install, Great Accompanying Software
Summary: Oui, je me confesse, mes avis sur l’informatique sont plutôt rares. Et pourtant, l’ordinateur, ses fonctions, ses capacités, ses périphériques, tout ça me passionne ! Alors bon, aujourd’hui je vais me forcer un peu à vous parler de cette passion ! Nan, plus sérieusement, aujourd’hui l’ordinateur devient un véritable outil de travail, que ce soit pour moi ou pour ma famille, internet offre de très grandes possibilités pour aller plus loin et plus facilement.
Pros: fidèle (sauf caractères), peu encombrant, bonne qualité, rapport qualité/prix, sérieux d'HP, port USB, touches rapides, rapide tout court d'ailleurs .
Cons: moche, un peu vieux à l'heure qu'il est, pb avec les caractères, certaines fonctions intuiles .