Summary: This scanner didn't do half of what the ad said it would do. I bought it to scan color photos, (Which it failed to do). It dumps a lot of software onto your hard drive and it does not uninstall in a clean fashion. You have to hunt down all the crap it stored and "Force Remove" the garbage out of your system. It scanned Black and White materials perfectly, but no color.
Summary: The installation is so difficult and requires more time than I am willing to spend on a scanner that is supposed to be plug and play more like plug and throw away. Get something else that is easier to install. The website has very little in documentation for such a well documented problem, you would think this company would look at the Amazon site that reviews its products and resolve the installation problem.
Summary: Being a long time customer of Visioneer I jumped at the chance to upgrade to this unit when it's price point fell due to a newer model being introduced. Works well on Vista and has a driver for Windows 7. It's earlier model (XP 200) which I had for several years did not. One caution this product is no longer in production. Drivers will probably not be available for the next version of Windows. If you can get it at a steep discount over original retail it is a good unit.
Summary: I purchase this product to help my office become paperless. We like it because it is small enough to move from one computer to another. We have save a lot of time and paper and it have been a pleasure to use and teach my office staff. It was a little tricky on the selecting whether to let the paper roll up or out the back but once we decided on that, it is great.
Lickity split!!! For the price (75 bucks) and the convenience it's a good buy.
Stephen Rodrigues "Points of Life", Amazon
14 December 2011
Summary: I got this so I wouldn't have to get up and walk a few feet to another computer with the all-in-one scanner/printer. Wow ... I like! The install was a hassle, but once done the thing ... just works. Whatever paper type you have, it will upload it quick ... just insert and the scanner pulls the paper through and the software pops up on the computer screen. Slippery cards will slip so you have to give them a little nudge or push.
Summary: The installation instructions are easy to follow. The software installs with just a few clicks. There are options to choose from when installing the software. I choose to install everything offered, using the defaults. This is a great little device. I scanned receipts, business cards and full page documents. I would highly recommend this to any outside sales person. The only down fall I find with it is the need to plug it in the wall .
Summary: I tried for a while, thinking that somehow, there might be a need for a portable scanner when I'm out of town on business. So I started looking into what it would take to install and use this scanner on a laptop running Fedora 14 64-bit Linux. Short answer: it can't be done. Apparently when it comes to this little scanner, all you have is a worthless Work Area Reduction Unit unless you use it with the proprietary drivers, which of course are only available for Windows.
Summary: Set up on Win XP machine for a novice user. Scanner works great and the software is very intuitive. I trained the user in a matter of minutes. She likes it and is using it effectively. Only complaint: Scanner often pulls the pages sideways.
Summary: I use an XP200 at home and XP220 at work. Bought this for the church secretary. Can quickly scan a pile of papers to save file space. Can't scan a page out of a book or magazine. You need a calibration sheet, which you might not get if you buy used as I did, but I already had one. There is also a cleaning sheet that sometimes works. If it does not cure a vertical line on the scan, you have to partially disassemble and clean with a cotton swab and alcohol.