Well, It is a tad expensive, but both my wife and I suffer from a bit of paperwork OCD, so we figured it'd be a good way to reduce a lot of the paper clutter (AND as a bonus I can archive my magazines).
The scanner was 400$.
I haven't used it much yet, but it looks like the quality I like burns up about 1 meg per page. I could probably cut that down some more, if I was willing to give up some quality.
I figure Disk space is pretty cheap, and if I need to, I can burn Dvd's...
It's very easy to use though. It's not a 'general purpose' scanner, as anything you want scanned has to be able to be fed through the sheet feeder. And it only works with the fujitsu software. I've got an old flatbed that I can use for other things, and those are pretty cheap.
All I can say is wow is it fast and it sure is cool.
Now I need to get one of those heavy duty guillotine paper cutters and start cutting up my magazines to scan....
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