I've no experience of the Microtek brand, but believe them to be good quality scanners. Myself I have the Canon LiDE 50 and think it's a superb scanner. Scan a document, or a photo and it's very difficult to tell the original from the copy. j.
Just to let the people who responded know that I did buy a Canon Lide 50 and I am very,very pleased with it.Not only is it very fast,it also produces excellent scans and is very small and light.I ended up buying it at Argos for £69.99.
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