Summary: These other reviews have absolutely no merit so please ignore them. I've had this scanner for 6 years and it's absolutely fantastic. I've never had any problems of any sort. It handles high resolution like a champ and it works great on slides and the like. HIGHLY recommended.
Summary: I received my scanner this morning and I found the plug and play to by quite good and fairly simple. I got the drivers for Windows 7 64-bit online from HP. No trouble with the software, although yes it could be a little more intuitive.
Summary: Comments about HP Scanjet 8300: I like to scan my pictures to store on my pc. Why buy such a nice and expensive scanner for that hobby you ask? It's the same reason why people go for 10+mp cameras. They like the quality and the option to print large.
Pros: Accurate Color, Good Bit Depth, Good Resolution
Summary: Comments about HP Scanjet 8300: If you are in the market for a new scanner then I think you should buy this one. I have never had a scanner that works this well and delivers this kind of quality.
Pros: Accurate Color, Easy Setup, Excellent Software, Good Bit Depth, Good Resolution, Widely Compatible, Works on Network
Excerpt: Hp Scanjest 8300 gp. Well i've had this scanner for quite some time now, and i can safely say i havent had a single problem with it. Its fairly small therefore it fits tidly above my printer on my computer desk. Its extreamly simple to set up, you practically just plug it in and follow the steps ! !