I purchased this scanner because my old Canon Scanner finally gave up the ghost after 12 years of use, but this new scanner has a very friendly user interface and a handy one push button to convert on the fly any paper document into a PDF format which is a real boom without needing to use the software very quick with many updated and added features. Only gripe was using the software which will take a wee while to understand only because of using the older software you get used to working your way round situations but once you take the time to sit down and master the software this scanner will scan very high quality images of your paper world to digital.
I highly recommend this scanner and only regret not purchasing this scanner much sooner as it is a real boom in any home or office especially if you need to convert paper to store on digital media.
Do not hesitate to purchase this Canon scanner if you are in the market for one this is the one to buy, period. Does everything and more which is expected of it and very fast in it's operation.
I needed a new scanner when I got a Win 7 64 bit PC as my old LiDE 80 would not work with it. I am pleased with the quality, better than the LiDE 80 (which has gone to a charity shop now). I also wanted to retain the separate scanner and not have an all in one printer with build in scanner.
The LIDE scanner works really well, is reasonably fast and the OCR app bundled with it does a very good job of turning paper to editable text. Somewhat expensive (an all in one printer/scanner costs less) but is worth it for the productivity improvements.