Scanner Canon CanoScan LiDE 300 review | Best scanner for Home and Office

If you have followed my previous articles and the review of the most compact color laser printer on the market, you will know I was looking for a scanner. In the end, after analyzing many models, and resigned to the lack of availability on the market, I chose a Canon CanoScan LiDE 300 scanner.

What are the differences with the LiDE 400 scanner?
In practice a few details:
– the LiDE 400 costs a little more
– has better resolution (2400 vs 3600)
– has a better connection (USB-C VS USB2 Mini-B).
– it also has a button that “assembles” the pdfs you have scanned
– has a slightly different design of the top (striped)
– can be placed and used vertically

NB. from some reviews it seems that the USB2 cable is proprietary and therefore cannot be replaced, but it seems strange to me, if I have the opportunity I will do some tests.
NB2. both do not require a power supply, the power supply is via the USB cable. You will therefore have only one cable, very convenient.

Both have basically the same functionality, “magic” scanning and the same software.
The “magic” scan in practice recognizes two different documents/photos placed on the table, and creates two different files. Very useful if you want to scan – for example – photographs or receipts.

For my needs to scan some documents in case of need, the LiDE 300 was fine.

The scanner only requires you to install the drivers from the CD included in the package, or if like me you don’t have a CD player, you can download them from the Canon website ij.start.canon

Installation is simple and on Windows 10 I had no problems. It is also possible to configure the actions of individual buttons from the Canon software.
Standard scanning is quiet and fast, certainly faster and quieter than the scanner built into the multifunction printer I had before. The scan quality is perfect for my needs.

In short, recommended for both Home and Office!

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