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Works well, but poor support 02/03/2010
This review is from: Genius Color Page - SF600 48bit Single pass 600 x 600dpi Scanner
Small, good enough quality for any normal person (I scan receipts, old documents often with small text, and sometimes photos).
I'd take this over a flatbed scanner any day, since you have to wait for each sheet on a flatbed regardless of it not being sheetfed...but you also have a big chunk of your desk wasted. (Stick to the flatbed if you need to scan anything 3-D, of course...) This one is about as big as the cardboard from an empty roll of paper towels, and comes with a vertical holder so that it takes up about 4-5" diameter circle on a desk..
Drivers from the disk don't include Windows 7. I downloaded the driver from geniusnet.com and it didn't seem to do anything when running Setup.exe or Install.exe. Emailing the company got me nowhere; they just kept saying they knew there was a certification/signing problem and to tell the system it was ok. I would have loved to - if that screen ever appeared. A readme would also have done wonders, but I couldn't find any .txt or similar file within their installation package.
From a hardware standpoint, I wish that it didn't "grip" the paper so early. When you put in a sheet of paper, there's a trigger that indicates to the scanner to try to grab it. But, if you put the paper in slowly (such as when you're trying to make sure it's lining up properly), it won't grip at all since it will have gripped before the paper gets to the...grip spot...I guess.
Along those lines, it's sized for A4 which causes 8.5x11 paper to have a decent chance to go through at a slight angle.
****Turns out in Windows 7 (at least) you must also run "DPInst64.exe" (or DPInst32.exe, I assume) in order for the scanner to work. Upon first doing Setup.exe and then doing DPInst64.exe, I got all of the functions I was used to (in Windows XP) and the only catch was that I had to accept the fact that the driver wasn't certified - which I expect from most smaller products/companies in Windows 7 after having a few similar experiences. I really, really wish they would clarify this on their website or in (the nonexistent) driver documentation.
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