Summary: These remarks relate to my experience using the Microtek S400 scanner while running Windows 7 Home Premium. Installation 1- Installation was a chore. Windows 7 never identified the scanner properly, always thought it was a 4800. No way to manually change model in driver.
Summary: The s400 did a much better job out of the box and was an order of magnitude faster than the one it replaced. (an ancient UMAX Astra 1220P) I was disappointed when it gave up the ghost after a short four years. (The aforementioned Astra, despite being MUCH older, still works AFAIK.
Summary: so, funny story, the microtek s400 has no support for mac os x 10.5 leopard, and microtek has no plans for updated drivers. which i guess is okay, because the software was never honestly that good. the scanner hardware itself is fine, though strictly par.
What a POS No Mac OSX Support***Company going under***
Homey G "Bikerman", Amazon
22 November 2007
Summary: I gave it one star because there was no other option. I owned a Scanmaker E3 for years (bought in 1997 and retired in 2007) without issue and now I wasted 100.00 on this no longer supported POS. I've owned this for about a year now.
Summary: I've been holding out on a scanner for quite a while as I've been mainly concerned with digital cameras and skipping the step of going from film to digital. While out shopping I was browsing through the scanner department when this modern high tech looking scanner caught my eye.
Summary: I have found the Microtek ScanMaker S400 Flatbed Scanner a very versatile and useful product at a very reasonable price. I particularly like its ability to start up on its own and center on the copy being copied. This saves me time, frustration, and 'clicks.
Summary: This is a Great Scanner for the Money. And no I don't work for the Microtek company I am just a satisfied customer that would like to share his thoughts on this product. These days you never know how well the product you buy will perform until it's too late.
Gregory Joseph Gerhard "Professional Engineer", Amazon
15 February 2007
Summary: To begin with, the first one they shipped me was DOA out of the box. After a normal amount of back-and-forth, they shipped me another one. It has never worked properly despite multiple reloads/updates/tech support emails, etc.
Summary: So far the scanner has worked great. I have not used the light lid yet for negatives. the email feature integrates well with other programs and perfom without a hitch. the push buttons are well lit and easy to use. It has a large footprint by today's standards, but makes up for it with quality.