Canon CanoScan FB620P Flatbed Scanner (Parallel)

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as of 12/01/2023 (Details)

Make high quality scans of graphics, photos, line art, or text, and get great imaging and optical character recognition software for an incredibly low price—all with the Canon CanoScan FB620P scanner. It's so small, and so cute; the CanoScan seems barely bigger than the documents it scans. To setup the CanoScan, we attached the parallel cable to our PC (USB is not supported), plugged in the AC adapter, dropped in the CD-ROM, and followed the setup wizard. (If you restart your computer before running the CanoScan's setup wizard, you can cancel the Windows New Hardware Installation wizard that runs automatically.) When you're following the setup wizard, make sure you indicate that you want to install the 620P, not the 320P whose drivers are also included on the same CD-ROM. In our tests of the CanoScan, we first conducted preview scans of several documents and images just to get acquainted with the scanner. These preview scans and other low resolution scans (75 dpi) were fast and easy, but high-resolution scans were very slow, on the order of several minutes. Still, the images were sharp and clear, and the final scans were comparable to those of much more expensive scanners. If you're looking for an inexpensive, light-duty scanner that's easy to setup and learn, the CanoScan makes a fine choice. --Mike Brown Pros Lightweight, small, portable Easy setup Cons Slow scanning in high resolution Parallel interface only

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