Recommendations for a scanner

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  1. applekid macrumors 68020

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    Okay, I promise. Last recommendations thread for today :p

    For my Mac Mini setup, I am looking into getting a small scanner to scan papers I have written and drawn to store digitally. Nothing fancy is required. I mostly have pencil sketches and scribbled notes on notebook paper and sometimes computer paper. I do some photo work once in a while, but it's rare and not a high priority.

    Anyways, I am need of a low-profile scanner. Something I can set aside when I'm not using. Canon and HP have impressive looking scanners with some mixed reviews. In particular, I like the LiDE series from Canon and HP's clear scanners.

    So, what do you recommend?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Prelude2Tragedy macrumors regular

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    Canon 500F. Great for photos and text. Its very slim and has a built in stand to save space on desk.
     
  3. Tastannin macrumors 6502

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    LiDE's without a doubt. They're USB-bus powered. The "clear" HP's have a power brick.

    I'm eyeing a LiDE sometime in the near future - they can go on the desktop, or can go on the road with me, and I won't have to worry about another power brick. Watch out for the cheaper LiDE's though - some of them aren't USB 2.0. I wouldn't want a USB 1.0 scanner - the scans would take forever.
     
  4. wozzlewoozle macrumors regular

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    I have an old (3 years...) canon LIDE 30 scanner. I find it works quite well and I enjoy how thin it is. I just tuck it away in a drawer when not being used.
     
  5. applekid thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Sounds like LiDE's are a favorite here. :)

    I'm eying the LiDE 500F. I think I'm ready to pay the extra for all of the things it comes with. I do actually have a use for all of it.

    Thanks, again to everyone.
     

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