My previous scanner (Agfa SnapScan) would not operate on my new Windows XP Pro system. I needed a replacement that was inexpensive, simple to use and efficient.
Having read an endorsement in a computer magazine, and later by some users, I decided to purchase this model.
It installed simply without a hitch. The on-line guide is comprehensive, yet easy to follow, and becomes an excellent learn-as-you-go tool.
An excellent OCR software package is included (OmniPage SE), together with Scangear, to further enhance the scanning facility.
I was surprised at the quality and ease of photo scans.
It will function on either USB1 or 2 although it does not work any quicker on USB 2. This is not a great problem as scans are quite fast anyway.
The Canon site describes it well.
Have been using for 3 months and it is a pleasure to work with.
Ideal as a first scanner yet more that adequate for the more advanced user.
Just leave it attached to your PC and it is ready for use at the click of your mouse
This is the first scanner that i have brought,purchased through work from Misco for just over £40.It looks stylish and looks like a more expensive model.
It has a resolution of 1200dpi by 2400dpi.It is so easy to use as it only has three buttons on it for copy,scan and email so you don't have to be a brain surgeon to use it.
It has your usual usb port but no other slots.Also scans books very well too i was surprised when i tried it.Just make sure that you keep anything flat on it otherwise it's not as good.
All in all i was more than happy with my purchase and would'nt hesitate in recommending to anybody for this price.One more thing it's qiute compact too and does'nt take up too much room.