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Epson Perfection 3170 scanner review

I saw an Epson Perfection 3170 on sale at my local Office Depot for 70 freakin’ bucks. It retails for $200. I was quite interested since I am in the market for a scanner. PC Magazine has a review. Though the closing statement left me confused:

“The Perfection 3170 is a good buy if scan quality, productivity, and affordable price are your most important priorities.”

What else whould be one’s most important priority in a scanner?

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Laura K.
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it may be that cheep because it’s about to be replaced [or already has been] by a newer model. i’d snap it up if i were you.

Laura K.
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hey, check this out in the comments section of the PC Magazine review: “Buyers beware! This model is completely incompatable with Mac OS X Panther 10.3.2 AND also with Mac OS 9.2.2. The latest software made available on the Epson site is of no help.” i forgot about this. i’ve had my scanner for about 4 years, and switched from a PC to a Mac a few months ago. Epson had no compatible Mac software to go with my scanner! they offer some kind of Mac download, but it did not work at all for me. so now i go… Read more »

Matt Maldre
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i’ll take the retaped boxes! oh wait. maybe not.

as for other important prioritys in a scanner. Some may prefer it to be small or to look stylish. While others prefer it to have charisma. And a small group of people prefer that it has software that will make it work on your computer.

Laura K.
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looks are overrated. it’s the guts of the thing that are important. the guts must work! in short, the guts must have guts.