You've just stepped out of the consumer models and are looking to add color accuracy to your setup. Here's a few needed tools.
The Nikon Cool Scan for slides at http://www.nikoncoolscan.com/main.html
The Pantone Color Correction for your monitor and printer from http://www.pantone.com/pages/pantone/pantone.aspx?ca=2
http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/HPPSS/PSSPICS.HTM shows some tests of HP scanners and the issues that cropped up.
I had a very reliable HP 4100C Scanjet, worked great! That was until I got my new computer with Windows XP Media Center. So I'm out shopping and getting confused. Since I purchased my last scanner, I've gotten into digital photography and research. I now need a very high quality scanner (moderate price) that will scan photos acurately and be able to do some old 2x2 color slides. I am getting so confused as to what's new on the market. The scanners I've found as possibilites are: CanoScan 8600F, HP ScanJet G4010 & G4050 (due out in Feb '07) and the HP ScanJet 4890. Does anyone have advice on what to buy or look for? The reviews I've seen are all over the map. What one says is great another says it's awful. Any help would be most welcome!