New scanner advice

  Carafaraday 11:00 03 Jul 2004

I need a new scanner to go with Windows XP. Cheap and cheerful, but needs to be able to do good copies of text, with text recognition software, and be capable of scanning in old photos. Speed is now an issue, and I don't have USB2. Does this mean that I am restricted in my choice, or will USB2 work ok with USB1 just more slowly?

Advice please.

  Carafaraday 11:19 03 Jul 2004

Anyone bought a cheap and cheerful scanner recently - around the £50 mark? Any comments good or bad?

  Edbanger 13:35 03 Jul 2004

I bought one of these a few week ago from PCWorld for £34.99.

Can't beat it at this price. I've scanned text and photo's with goo results.

  Edbanger 13:38 03 Jul 2004

I've scanned text and photo's with goo results. As well as GOOD results

  Carafaraday 16:28 03 Jul 2004

Thanks, both, for your goo(d) and helpful replies.

  Carafaraday 18:45 03 Jul 2004

Thanks, blanco - I've been looking at the canoscan LiDE 30 which is around £45 - probably similar. I like the idea of a Z lid (think that's what they call it) too, but am not sure if the 30 has it.

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