There are two main concerns when storing documents electronically;
The first is the storage space required to hold all the scanned documents. Each time you scan a piece of paper an image is produced a bit like the pictures your digital camera produces but much, much smaller with a better compression ratio.
The second issue is the viewing of the scanned images. If you have a small screen you will see small images.
The first issue of storage space is not as big an issue as it may first appear. Approximately one standard sized four drawer filing cabinet takes up the equivalent space of a CD on your server’s hard disk. This means 20 filing cabinets would equate to 10 GB of space (approximately).
The second issue of screen size basically boils down to (depending on how good your eye sight is) the ideal minimum of a 17inch size screen running a resolution of 1024×768. To find out the resolution your computer’s screen is running at; right click on an empty bit of your desktop, select properties, then the Settings tab. The screen resolution is shown as something like; 640×480, 800×600, 1024×768, 1278×1024 or more. Anything less than 1024×768 is too small. Most computers can be set to 1024×768 without any hardware changes.