Last evening was an educational experience for the two of us...
My wife's needs for scanning at work are your basic office-level tasks - those mundane items that really don't require a large dollar scanner.
Due to the types of scanning needs, she has a sheet-feed scanner. We played around with it a bit - the OEM software really allows for some minimal control over scan resolution. With a couple of old snapshots I have, scan speed was fast, with the corresponding decrease in resolution - understood why that happens.
Same images, scanned with the ancient OEM hardware and software that I have - not much better.
I've added the Windows Scan app onto my desktop. "Hey, it'll save as PNG or TIF - great!"
Scanned a couple of those photos on my ancient scanner at 600dpi, then saved as PNG, with the obvious improvement in resolution. The corresponding speed trade-off concerned my wife "OMG, this is going to take forever!"
So...why hasn't the big-dogs in the scanner world implemented more USB-3 interfaces at the mid-range or lower-range price points? Just curious as my search last night really didn't show many that were native USB 3 in the under $200 price range.