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The groundbreaking CanoScan N650U USB flatbed scanner launches a new era in scanning performance, innovation and value - giving you the power to do so much more, for so much less. At just over 2,5 cm h...

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“My best scanner yet, by far”

published 04/08/2001

Quality scans, very fast, good price

None really

I need good scanning facilities – it is fundamental to the running of my life. I need to scan documents, photos and anything else I can fit under the lid of the scanner. Sadly a short while ago my scanner broke down and so I searched for a new one. I finally found this scanner for a very...

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Excellent

Superb quality scans, fast, reliable, ultra-easy t...

So light as to be almost flimsy?

After having seen some rave reviews on this product, I decided to take the plunge and buy one. Some of you may already have read of my unfortunate encounter with Jungle.com in relation to my purchasing a scanner, and because of this, I ended up buying from Comet. Owing to the constraints of...

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Good

Small, good driver interface

Low colour-accuracy, only 600x resolution, moire

This scanner instantly looks appealing because it is so compact. But do not be fooled into thinking it can perform anywhere near as good as the Epson Perfection 1240U ! Firstly, most conventional scanners use a white light that reflects colours off your photo/documents onto a mirror, which then...

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Excellent

Speed, size, no power cable and quality

None really

When My last scanner took 15 minutes to scan an image in low res, and then crashed my computer, I knew that it was time to get a new one. So I looked hard at all the possibilities. As my last scanner (A very large UMAX 1200u)had been free when I bought my Bondi-Blue iMac so many years ago (well a...

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Excellent

Light portable and uses USB port for power

XP OK, no 64 bit support for Vista or Windows 7

The CanonScan N650U is equally happy being used in the field, or as a low-volume home/ small office scanner. I've owned one for a little over a year, and bought it in a sale from Argos for under fifty quid. I won't go into the feature list in any great detail, there are literally dozens of...

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Excellent

“This scanner is TOO good.”

published 17/07/2001

Small, cheap, quality.

None.

OK, so first the obvious - The 'U' in N650U means 'USB', so unless you know you have a USB port on your computer, don't go here. I have a family member who would like to steal my new scanner, but he can't :-) I read Ciao, and I read DooYoo looking for advice on a good scanner, and both sites...

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Super

“The new model ... N656U”

published 13/03/2001

Light, USB, Small/Thin

Sofware side of things

Basically this scanner model is generally the same as the N650U. The first noticeable difference is the apperance of the scanner. Instead of just having the standard white coloured scanner you can now have a Chrome scanner. Also as with the previous model there's a Quick Start button on the front...

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Excellent

LOW LOW COST

CANT SCAN 3D OBJECTS

The scanner has the following features :- Resolution: 600 x 1200 dpi Compatibility: Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000 Professional, Mac® OS 8.5 or later 42-bit resolution External programmable button for one-touch scanning. Z-Lid™ Expansion Top to aid in scanning bulky items...

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Excellent

“Canoscan for ME”

published 28/05/2001

Cheap,tiny footprint,lightweight,excellent perform...

none really

When I built my new computer I installed Windows ME and one casualty of this was my old scanner which being old and cheap was no longer supported on the manufacturers web site. So I approached replacing the scanner with some trepidation as I saw a number of horror stories regarding compatibility...

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Excellent

Light, small, easy to install, both for PC or Mac.

none

I picked up the latest Canon Scanner for a mere ATS1690 (ca GBP75) and have been very impressed by its capabilities. Surprisingly, even though it offers better quality scanning (42 bit vs 36 bit) than the N630U, it is still cheaper. This scanner is excellent, not least because as a USB device, it...

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Excellent

“So sleek it's almost sexy”

published 16/02/2001

You don't need another AC socket

None yet

I bought the Canoscan N656U simply because it looks so good and I trust Canon to make a quality product. It is so thin compared to the majority of scanners on the market that there was just no other choice. Other features that helped my decision were: It has a simple USB connection, which means...

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Excellent

“ Practical and portable”

published 13/01/2004

Small, no power required

Lid design is limiting

The Canon Canoscan N650 uses a USB 1.1 interface, drawing power from the host PC. This means no power adaptor making it very easy to move the scanner between computers. Compared to my last scanner (a Umax Vista S6E) this one is tiny - not much bigger than an A4 page and about half as thick as a...

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Super

“USB power, the future?”

published 06/01/2004

Good quality scans, powered by USB

None apparent

I purchased this scanner around a year ago now from the now defunct Jungle.com for £59.99 This is my first ever scanner so I have little to compare it to but this scanner does all I require and it does it fast and well. Style Well designed, stylish looking scanner. Unbelievably thin (just above 2...

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Excellent

“Scanner from Heaven”

published 06/12/2000

Super slimline design

None to mention

I recently received the Canon N650U as a gift for my birthday. The whole piece of equipment is great. Slimline design so not taking much space to store, uses a USB port so need for bulkey adaptors and it comes with a great range of software.What more can I say...the price is not bad although I...

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Excellent

“Scan-tastic”

published 01/06/2004

Small, light, compact, fast

None

I needed a scanner for uni work and went to our local stationery superstore. After being bamboozled by the number of scanners on display, one of the assistants suggested I go for the CanoScan N650U. He told me that it was a lot cheaper than the other scanners because it was being superseded by...

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