Well after six years our aging HP flatbed scanner is rapidly showing signs of imminent death.

Thus I'll likely be in the market for a new one quite shortly. So, what I'm after is recommendations :)

Here's what I need:

  • A4 sized document scan in a flatbed configuration
  • 35mm and maybe larger negative scanning abilities
  • High resolution for the negative scanner, preferrably multipass, 24 bit colour minimum
  • Must work with Windows AND Mac (OS X 10.4)

Added bonuses would be:

  • Works in Linux
  • Networkable  (this would be very very handy)
  • Automatic document feeder
  • Duplex scanning


Those last two are just pure icing, it'd be nice, but I'm not going to pay a small fortune that could be better spent on camera gear for them :)