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Canon CanoScan N656U

Canon CanoScan N656U
alaScore 73

112 reviews

Sep, 2014

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Amazon.com review summary for Canon CanoScan N656U

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 user reviews of Canon CanoScan N656U from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.com.

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Canon CanoScan N656U USB Flatbed Scanner

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Canon CanoScan N656U

 

A good choice for those in need of a low-priced scanner that fits effortlessly into any small or home office and can manage simple scanning tasks.

At $129, the compact Canon CanoScan N656U makes a good choice for those in need of a low-priced scanner that fits effortlessly into any small or home office, is easily transported, and can also manage simple scanning tasks.

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Had it for 4 years and still not having problems

 

small, sleek, excellent result

a little slow

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Unique scanner, durable, good quality scans

 

Small size is unique among competitors, unit is very durable, quiet, has nice software interface.

Slow scanning speed at higher resolutions.

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Unique scanner, durable, good quality scans

 

I purchased by N656U about 2 years ago now. I really liked its small footprint and integrated USB power. I use it with a laptop and I take it with me in my laptop bag because it is so small, light and portable. It is ideal for users who need a scanner ...

Small size is unique among competitors, unit is very durable, quiet, has nice software interface.

Slow scanning speed at higher resolutions.

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Junk in a Pretty Package

 

Sleek, thin - that's about the only good thing about it.

Breaks down after warranty.Costs $25/call for Tech Help. Scanner is SLOW.

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Easy from the start!

 

Easy to set up! Works like a charm the first time!

None so far.

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Canon Scanners

 

I love this scanner because of it's slick design, ultra lightweight body and easy to use functions. Software included also to enhance your scanning abilities. Best works with a canon digital camera if already have one because you are able to upload...

Thin and lightweight,slick design,easy too use, no need to plug in for power

only 45 bits of color while others have 48 bits.(for varied colors and hues)

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Great Value

 

I've been using this scanner for about 6 months, and I love it. It's so thin and lightweight that I don't even keep it on my desk all the time, I just stand it up and put it on the bookshelf. Yes, it's that small! The performance is great in my...

Very compact, fast scanning.

Can't see it when looked at sideways.

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A Great Scanner for your Home

 

Size, Quality, Ease of Use, Price

Mild Incompatibility, USB Power

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A Great Scanner for your Home

 

My previous scanner was a dinosaur. Really. It was at least 2 and a half feet long, 2 feet wide, 7 or 8 inches tall and weighed around 60 or 70 pounds. It had to be at least 10 or 15 years old.

Size, Quality, Ease of Use, Price

Mild Incompatibility, USB Power

Product Specifications

With its high-tech metallic finish and sleek new styling, the CanoScan N656U USB Flatbed Scanner - at just over 2,5 cm high - looks incredible on any desktop. But great looks are just the beginning, since this scanner was also designed for exceptional performance as well. High-quality scans now come at a truly great price. The N656U scanner makes scanning simple. Connect the single USB/power cable to any compatible Mac or PC and you're ready to go. No separate power cord or bulky transformers are necessary. Push the convenient external scan button and scan photos, graphics, articles and more at a spectacular 600 x 1200 dpi. The scanner's 42-bit color capabilities give you a spectrum of more than four trillion possible colors for richer, more robust scans. And the software included helps you take advantage of it all, whether you want to optimize photos, manipulate images or simply integrate text or graphics into your projects. Canon's exclusive Z-Lid Expansion Top will change the way you scan bulky items, such as books and magazines. Many other scanner covers lift only at an angle and become uneven and awkward when scanning anything that isn't completely flat. The N656U scanner cover includes a special expansion hinge that lifts up to 2,5 cm vertically, allowing the lid to lie flat, creating the space needed for bulky items.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:14.7in
Height:1.3in
Weight:3.3lbs
Width:10.1in

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:United States
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Canon
Model:N656U
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon CanoScan

Scanner

Color Depth:42-bit color
Document Feeder Type:Manual load
Form Factor:Desktop
Grayscale Depth:14-bit gray
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:USB
Interface Type (2nd): None
Max H-Optical Resolution:600dpi
Max Supported Document Size:Letter A Size (8.5 in x 11 in)
Max Supported Media Size:Letter A Size (8.5 in x 11 in)
Max V-Optical Resolution:1200dpi
Media Feeder Type:Manual load
Supported Document Type:Plain paper
Supported Media Type:Plain paper
Type:Flatbed scanner

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 8.5 / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition