"Just buy it."4.5 starson by SCWatts
Pros: Excellent scans and easy to use.
Cons: Reflective document mat could be firmer - thus flatter.
Summary: I was looking for the best scanner with Digital Ice. I purchased and returned a Microtek i900 because I didn't like the gray reflective document mat. I use scanners frequently to copy and digitize documents and wanted a white reflective mat.
The Epson Perfection 4990 does a superb job with photos, documents, and film. I'm extremely happy with this purchase and feel I've obtained a scanner that will meet my needs for years to come.
If you are looking for a scanner, and expect to use it to scan in any film or prints that are creased or torn, make sure you get one with Digital Ice. Nothing compares to this technology -- it's a must have.