The price isn't too bad. Between $210 - $270.
Yes this a much better deal.
I have had 2 flat bed scanners over the years. I never used them much after I accomplished the initial objectives.
One of the problems I found in scanning pages from books was bleed through from the other side. It messed up the ocr program. That and the reluctance to cut books apart to get a flat page. Has anyone had much success with the bleed through problem?
A "camera" poised above the page could be a solution, but the rigs you can buy are too expensive. The homebuilt ones I've seen on the net would take far more time than I would like to spend. After all, I only have a few books to scan.