The imaginatively named Hewlett-Packard HP PSC 500 Printer/Scanner/Copier is a flatbed entry. What it's missing is the fax function, so you'll have to seek out fax software for your computer. It clocks in at $100 more than the Epson on the next page, but the flatbed scanner feature is what you're paying for. It only prints at up to 600 x 600 dpi, but the print speed is a zippy 9 ppm in black. A parallel-only interface leaves Mac users out in the cold. If you need photo-quality prints, consider the Epson. If you need to scan odd things, consider the HP 500. If you need both, too bad. You'll have to look elsewhere.
Model: HP PSC 500 Printer/ Scanner/ Copier
Street Price: $399