With its high-tech metallic finish and sleek new styling, the CanoScan N656U USB Flatbed Scanner - at just over 2,5 cm high - looks incredible on any desktop. But great looks are just the beginning, since this scanner was also designed for exceptional performance as well. High-quality scans now come at a truly great price. The N656U scanner makes scanning simple. Connect the single USB/power cable to any compatible Mac or PC and you're ready to go. No separate power cord or bulky transformers are necessary. Push the convenient external scan button and scan photos, graphics, articles and more at a spectacular 600 x 1200 dpi. The scanner's 42-bit color capabilities give you a spectrum of more than four trillion possible colors for richer, more robust scans. And the software included helps you take advantage of it all, whether you want to optimize photos, manipulate images or simply integrate text or graphics into your projects. Canon's exclusive Z-Lid Expansion Top will change the way you scan bulky items, such as books and magazines. Many other scanner covers lift only at an angle and become uneven and awkward when scanning anything that isn't completely flat. The N656U scanner cover includes a special expansion hinge that lifts up to 2,5 cm vertically, allowing the lid to lie flat, creating the space needed for bulky items.