Acer Scan 640U Flatbed Scanner

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  • Scanning shouldn't be this hard

    Jul 3, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cheap
    Cons: NO Instructions. Not user Friendly

    Summary: The old saying: "You get what you pay forĒ is very true when it comes to the Acer 640U flatbed scanner. I paid around 50.00 for this scanner with tax and the rebate figured in. I was on cloud nine thinking I was getting a great scanner for next to ... read more

  • Was good in 2000, now kinda outdated.

    Dec 18, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: cheap; acceptable quality; good resolution.
    Cons: thick; slow; distorts colors a little.

    Summary: I bought the scanner on MerketPro (www.marketpro.com) event in VA. I was going to digitize all my old photoes. 1. I didn't digitaize all my photoes. Actually, I didn't digitize even a considerable amount of them. It takes terribly long time ... read more

  • The only 48bit scanner in the store.

    Jun 8, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good Quality scans, 48bit color depth, 19200dpi enhanced resolution.
    Cons: Average speed and noise.

    Summary: I bought the Acer ScanPrisa 640U months ago from Costco. It didnít say if it supported Windows 2000 on the box, but I bought it anyways. It was the only scanner that advertised 48bit color (thatís 16bit R G B channels, most of the other scanners only had ... read more

  • A decent scanner with a couple quirks

    Feb 20, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Comes with a variety of useful software, scans quickly, lots of options!
    Cons: Incredibly poor customer service!; slightly difficult software

    Summary: NOTE: This epinion has been completely changed from its original version as promised. I rated this product very poorly because I could not use it, but those problems have been resolved, thus changing my opinion of the product. I purchased ... read more

  • Crystal Clear

    Feb 19, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Speedy, sharp color
    Cons: Slightly large

    Summary: I run a hobby photo business and handle a lot of retouching work and reproduction work. When the client does not have the negative for us to scan I must scan the photo. Not only does this scanner come through on the job, but it outperforms other ... read more

  • High Quality, Low Cost Scanner

    Jan 6, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Inexpensive, Compatible, Configurable, Fast
    Cons: Slightly steeper learning curve than some others

    Summary: When my first scanner of many years died a while back, I replaced it with a Hewlett Packard 3300c scanner. That's a mistake I soon decided to correct by purchasing the Acer 640u. As a computer consultant, I am constantly exposed to the new ... read more

  • Fast Scan, Easy to Use

    Jan 5, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fast, USB connection, Inexpensive, Win2000 Compatible
    Cons: Unusual, but potentially very useful underside of the cover

    Summary: I had been looking for a scanner to buy for several months before I decided to purchase this one. There were a few things I was looking for: 1) Speed Ė once you start to use a scanner, you realize that speed is very important. 2) ... read more

  • Great Replacement!!!

    Dec 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: At this this price, it's a great deal!
    Cons: Doesn't scan legal documents

    Summary: After many years of good service, I decided to replace our aged (3-pass, 300 dpi) Mustek Twain Scan Duo this Christmas with a scanner that would have a higher resolution. After checking out the clearance area at Egghead, I found the ACER 640U & a couple ... read more

  • Great Product, Great Value

    Nov 19, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Scans fast, good quality, great price, USB interface
    Cons: Software could be a little better, big AC adapter

    Summary: With my old Pentium 75, I used to have a cheap basic scanner. But when I purchased my newer Celeron machine, the proprietary interface card would not work with the new motherboard. I decided it was time for a new scanner. Looking through the ... read more

  • Don't Buy Parallel Port Scanners!!! [UPDATED]

    Nov 18, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good quality, fast,, low price
    Cons: Aging scanner driver

    Summary: Trust me. I've used parallel port scanners and SCSI scanners and USB scanners. I know that you know that pport is the slowest of the three, and you're probably thinking that a few seconds saved per picture is no reason to spend extra money on a scanner ... read more

  • Great Price, Average Product

    Nov 3, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Affordable
    Cons: Lack of features

    Summary: When I purchased a new computer, I decided to purchase it with a new printer and scanner. Before, I always had to borrow my brother's computer and scanner to scan some images to post in the internet. He was using also an Acer, so I decided to purchase ... read more

  • Cheap, fast, good quality

    Oct 1, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Cheap, fast, good quality
    Cons: a little too big, only USB supported

    Summary: The first thing that attracted me to this printer is the price. I bought it in Office Max for 29.99 (Before Tax, After Rebate). The only problem I have is the USB, which my old old PC does not have, but my laptop does support USB. Unfortunately, my ... read more

  • Great Tool

    Aug 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to install and use
    Cons: Need more desk space.

    Summary: I have just used this wonderful scanner. I was so surprised at the increased features that the folks at Acer have added. The ability to scan in 48 bit color is superb. I know that most users will not take advantage of this feature but if you are involved ... read more

  • great deal

    Jul 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: cheap, easy to use
    Cons: a little bulkier than the expensive ones

    Summary: After five years with my old Logitech scanner slowing down my printer on the parallel port I decided it was time for a new one with the capabilities of doing good scans of my thousands of photos. The reason why I purchased this one was because it was so ... read more

  • Great Scanner, Great Price

    Jul 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Price, Win2k compatible, Easy install
    Cons: Would be nicer if it had a larger scan area

    Summary: After purchasing a "cheap(er)" scanner which didn't have compatible drivers from for my new Windows 2000 OS, I settled on the Acer 640U for 3 reasons. First, it had drivers for Windows 2000. Also, the USB would make it easy to install (it ... read more

  • Super Scanner!

    Jun 17, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Ease of use!
    Cons: N/A

    Summary: The average cost of the Acer 620 series is $70.00 but, you can usually find one as cheap as $30.00 if you look. I received my Acer scanner as part of a computer package deal and it was free after rebates. This is the BEST little scanner that I have ... read more

  • What a great cheap scanner! (and one small complaint)

    Jun 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Everything I realistically want in a scanner
    Cons: The first one didn't work. Oops!

    Summary: I bought this scanner for 99 dollars. I took it home, plugged in the usb, loaded the software, and.........nothing. Couldn't get it to work. I was having a few other problems with my computer, so my computer tech guy was coming over the next day. ... read more

  • Scans Great Pictures!

    May 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cheap, Fast Scanning, Compact, Excellent Clarity
    Cons: Must mail in the rebate instead of instantly applying the rebate at the cash register

    Summary: After seeing an ad in the mail for the Acer 620U scanner for $39.99, I quickly checked the epinions page for reviews. Then, after reading all of the reviews for this scanner, I decided to buy one and try it out. Heck, $40 for a scanner, where can I go ... read more

  • Fantastic Scanner

    Apr 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy set up and installation. Great software. Quiet operation and sturdy frame
    Cons: Text Bridge classic is slightly lacking. should be Text Bridge Pro

    Summary: This scanner out performs the others in the list. Even the more expensive scanners. I have used this scanner many times and it has never let me down. The results are stunning. I do photo editing and retouching old photographs as a hobby. This ... read more

  • Great little scanner!

    Mar 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: USB Hook Up.
    Cons: None

    Summary: Acer AcerScan 620U Prisa Type: Flatbed Optical resolution (dpi): 600x1200 Active scanning area: 8.5" x 11.7" Interface: ... read more

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