Summary: I've had a 3800 plus scanner for some time. The short story is that I love the hardware, but hate the software. I'm a senior IT developer and the Plustek Windows software looks (and acts) like it was developed by a pimply 13 year old hacker.
Summary: Great price for the small job that I needed. Software was simple, however it worked perfectly with Adobe Acrobat Pro. The edge for the book spine should be on two sides so it can accommodate two different book orientations. Overall has held up for many books that I've scanned so far.
Summary: Seems to work ok. It scans pretty fast, but warmup takes a while - fine if you do multiple pages, but not convenient for small, every day jobs. There is still a 1/4" inch or so area at the edge that can't be scanned.
Summary: I started having problems after the 3rd scan. The build quality and performance of the scanner itself is pretty good. Color pictures don't look very good, but that's not it's intended purpose. The software, however, is aweful.
Summary: The first time I got a defective one and the seller replaced with a new one immediately. So far, it works very well as my expectation. Very easy to use but it does not come with a manual to clarify some of their terms.
Excerpt: This book scanner is simple, light weight and easy to use. I'm not a real computer whiz so being able to basically plug it in and go is perfect for me. For scanning book text it works great and the resolution is fine.