Hey, B757300... That's a fairly serious computer for someone who's been saying that they can't afford a film scanner!!!
You could have probably stuck with a P3 450 +128mb or something like that and bought a film scanner as well!
Colin, yes, I'm sure the more expensive film scanners offer more capabilities or facilities and these are of value to some, but I'm using my scanner only for web stuff so the 2820dpi of the Minolta does fine. Besides, when I bought the film scanner I really wasn't sure how much I was going to use it and didn't want to spend huge amounts on something that might just end up gathering dust. Five months later, I know the answer to that one - it gets used quite a bit!