Summary: Product is reasonably priced, easy to set up and recommended for those reasons. Scanning software features not as easy to use as those of my previous Scanjet 4400c, which is not supported by Windows 7. User Guide is inaccurate for adjusting settings, as it references HP Control Center, which is not installed by the 3110 setup CD. Is fairly simple to use, but requires quite a bit of searching to figure out settings.
Summary: I have hundreds of old 35mm Kodakchrome slides that capture precious family moments for decades going back to the 1960s. This is the best device I found to save them electronically. It is a little awkward to use, and the process isn't quick. It can scan four slides at a time, and the slides must be fed manually. But it does work, and I can send the images to Snapfish for easy sharing.
Summary: The G3110 scanner software is reasonably easy to install. It is also reasonably easy to control the file size of the scan. It does not automatically defalt to a multi-megabite file size. Low resolution scanning of pictures shows a good quality result.
Summary: I wanted an inexpensive scanner to create PDF Files. this one does the job. It worked just fine with Windows Vista but I had to download a driver to get it to work with Windows 7. It worked the first time I used it and then after that I had to reinstall the driver again to get it to work again. Vista is fine though.
Summary: Although the scanner itself seems to work fine, the drivers that came with it were worthless and I had to download new software from HP's website and spend quite a bit of time on the phone with their tech support.
Summary: I purchased this for around $100. It is a decent scanner for the price but has some issues: 1. It is true that the software is VERY DIFFICULT to use (especially if you have never used HP Scanning Software). It does not come with a paper instructional manual and the digital version is not very helpful. I learned how to use it by trial and error. 2. Install the software and then run "HP Solution Center" from the Start Menu. Then click on scan document, scan picture, etc.
Pros: High density, accurate scanning at a reasonable price from a reputable vendor.
Cons: It's a bit slow. Under Windows 7, it doesn't remember the sheet size, so you have to preview every shot and adjust. Plus, although the scanner looks like it will handle legal size paper, it's shorter than that by about two typewritten lines.
Summary: I primarily use the HP Scanjet G3110 scanner for copying photographs for restoration purposes. I haven't had it very long but, up to now it has served me very well. I have noticed that it seems to work somewhat slowly but, that is not a reason for concern because the uses that I need it for does not require speed.