I have both a Mustec 1200(?) and a HP 4300c, the HP is much faster of the two and does a very nice job. Both of these are low end personal scanners. The biggest gripe I have about the HP is the apparent inablility to shut of the automatic "straighten" feature, it will often grap a wrong edge and rotate a image that does not need or want to be staightened.
I got a old mustek 600ep III or somthing like that it ain't bad...
but I know there it better than this.... I paid like 40 bucks for it new
about 3 years ago or so and it worked good... Definitly got my money's worth
I got the mustek (ScanMagic) 1200 CU. Really cheap scanner that I got even cheaper on a bankruptcy sale a year ago I think, paid like 20$ or something. It's slow as hell but make decent scans and works reliably. For a user like me who scans the occasional pic from a party or vacation and some cd covers once in a while it's actually perfect. el cheapo rulez
I too have this and it's great! Tiny, and no power cord to juggle around. The quality of the scans are excellent and fairly fast!!! The only drawback is that I don't have a good enough printer to go alonger with it.
Visioneer 4400 USB. Very fast and the quality is excellent. It also comes with Paperport software to organize documents and so on. I got if for $70 at Staples, with $60 of rebates! Unbeatable deal, IMHO.