Summary: I cannot comment on its bundled software because I use my scanners with PaperPort. With PaperPort, it scans B&W, Grayscale, & Color with outputs of .jpg, .max, .tif, .bmp, etc. If original goes in crooked, the copy can be straightened out in PaperPort.
Pros: Compact size, USB powered (no external power supply), works with Windows 7 64 Home Prem. Has TWAIN output so it works with PaperPort. Output is excellent, very close to the original. Relatively easy to set up.
Cons: Hard to get used to putting original in face down (trivial complaint). Must be careful inputting original or it will either go crooked or cut off one end or the other. A bit slow but faster than scanning a number of individual pages on a manual flatbed.
Summary: Overall, pleased with this purchase. There are many more of these compact scanners on the market today than there were a year ago.
Pros: Have owned this scanner now for a year (since my last review) and it has held up very well to daily use. No problems with motor power or paper feeding, so maybe it just needed some initial "break in."
Cons: I pretty much only scan directly to PDF but I have used the OCR software a few times. It is adequate, but doesn't handle complex formatting very well.
Summary: I purchased this item through Amazon in February 2007. It has performed reasonably well for most applications. I recently upgraded to a new computer and needed to reload the application software.
Summary: Had to replace my other similar scanner as this was the only one I could find to support Vista 64 bit. It does work just fine with the OS but after a few scans it develops a black line down the center of every document.
Summary: I have used single sheetfed scanners for a long time for quick scanning and storage of short documents. I have access to a large business scanner when I need it. I used a Visioneer for years, until Windows XP, when it was no longer compatible.
Pros: Better than the current Visioneer line, in my opinion. I returned the last Visioneer I bought because of many compatibility issues and poor software. This gives acceptable results for basic document storage/email/fax needs. OCR software seems very good, although I have yet to test it thoroughly. ...
Cons: Motor that pulls the paper through is a little weak, so it sometimes slips when it comes to a fold or crease. Have to push a button to start scan (it was automatic on the old Visioneers), but this is minor. Pricey!
Summary: The first delivery of this product would not work because the software CD was defective. Whilst the manufacturer agreed to replace the CD nothing arrived despite much chasing over a few weeks.
Summary: This is an excellent piece of kit. Stars for: Size - it is very small and so takes up very little space on the desk Functionality - quick scan defaults and more advanced options including direct to pdf with OCR, and includes decent bundled software Price - really good value for less than £80 Service...
Summary: Having used another popular (and vastly more expensive) brand of small "mobile" scanner in the past, I had become accustomed to a very handy device which, nonetheless, had more than a few gremlins in the system and high levels and frequency of temperamentalilty.
Excerpt: This scanner's intended purpose was to provide a portable scanner for my laptop - something that I could carry around without lugging a box that was bigger than my actual laptop! It had to meet 3 requirements: be portable, scan quickly and scan in detail - as I wanted to be able to scan in business...
Pros: Lightweight, Portable, Compact, High Quality, Good Software & Bundled Stuff
Cons: Can't Scan In Books/Booklets/Full Size Newspapers Direct