It's time to just say no to blobular, low-resolution images. The Epson Perfection 636U flatbed scanner can pump it up at a maximum 600 x 2,400 dpi. And that's pure hardware capability without sometimes inaccurate software enhancement. Mac- or PC-ready, the Perfection 636 comes with an Adaptec PCI SCSI card in case you don't already have one. Add in Adobe PhotoDeluxe, Presto! PageManager and Xerox Textbridge Classic OCR software, and you get a hunk-a, hunk-a good scanning.
Street price: $230