Epson Perfection 636U Flatbed Scanner

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  • Want studio-quality scanning without the price? Try the Epson Perfection 636U!

    Apr 16, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Ease of use & Quiet as a churchmouse.
    Cons: Electronic manual instead of a paper one.

    Summary: Drat! Someoneís having a sale again! Sale is a four-letter word in my house. It means that since I have the willpower of a dog, Iíll gladly open up my wallet and buy something that I really donít need. CompUSA Ė a company ... read more

  • Epson Perfection636U

    Jan 13, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Razor Sharp Pictures,Good Software Bundle,Setup is Easy
    Cons: Slightly Bulky, Not Thin or Compact

    Summary: After four years of having a sheetfed scanner, I decided to buy a flatbed. The first thing I did like anyone else is read reviews. I decided on the either the Epson 610 or the Epson Perfection 636U. When I went to my local Comp USA it just so happens ... read more

  • Beautiful Scans at a super low price!

    Jun 18, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful and fast scans at a super low price!
    Cons: little bit bulky. OCR software useless.

    Summary: How I bought It I bought this scanner of a retailer I found off price watch. It was a refurbished and I paid only $50! When I received it, it came nicely packaged. The scanner looked brand new to me. Installing It Itstalling it was easy. ... read more

  • Great scanner for SOHO

    May 19, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Very inexpensive, reliable, works well for SOHO
    Cons: not 1200dpi, included software stinks

    Summary: After months of trying to decide, 600 or 1200, I finally went with the 636U. It was cheap, $60 or so. I really need it for OCR in my home office. The accompanying software stinks. I went with Omnipage Pro 8.1 for the Mac. Extremely smart and easy ... read more

  • Excellent thing.

    Apr 13, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: USB, cheap, great TWAIN software, (very) fast in my opinion
    Cons: Beyond TWAIN, software's weak. New models have higher resolutions. Heavy.

    Summary: Lemme just tell you what I look for in a scanner: I don't want anything too fancy and expensive, since I'll probably be doing mostly college work / nothing professional. I like speed, too, since my lab has an old parallel port scanner (Microtek ... read more

  • A SCANNER that SIZZLES!

    Feb 14, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A Superb tool.
    Cons: None encountered so far.

    Summary: The EPSON PERECTION 636U is a wonderful scanner to give you above-and-beyond service. Not long back PC Magazine rated it the leader of the pack in its class, and that was what made me take a look at it. I must confess, the name EPSON was ... read more

  • A good workhorse scanner.

    Feb 6, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fast - decent color output. Good size and easy setup. USB
    Cons: Scanned photos come out too dark.

    Summary: I bought this scanner to scan photos that I take so that I have a backup on CD. This is one of the quickest scanners in its price range ($150-$200) that I tested. I also like the fact that it is USB, which also helps speed up the ... read more

  • If Only It Worked Using Win 95...

    Dec 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: very easy to use, includes USB cable, inexpensive, good quality scans
    Cons: WILL NOT OPERATE IN WINDOWS 95! Scans are not "perfect". Poor instruction booklet.

    Summary: Review of Epson 636U Scanner (December 23, 2000) Ever since the old gray-scale scanners came out on the market, I wanted a scanner. I do not know why I never got one before now. I guess I just figured that they were not perfected yet based ... read more

  • Do Not Purchase THis Scanner Unless...

    Dec 3, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Inexpensive, easy to install, not bad speed
    Cons: Scanners are a waste of money, clarity is not always perfect, you can do much better

    Summary: Are you in the market for a scanner? Looking for a good buy or for one that has all the bells and whistles? Actually, it does not matter and I will tell you why in a moment. First of all, I bought the Epson Perfection 636U scanner because, ... read more

  • Outstanding

    Oct 3, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great focus and colour, affordable
    Cons: 8.5x11" scan area might not be enough for some users

    Summary: I don't own one yet, but after doing some research, I recommended the 636U to a friend. I tried it out today, and wow! I am extremely impressed. The scanner's mechanics and USB interface contribute to blistering fast previews and scans. Scan quality is ... read more

  • Great Scanner and price

    Sep 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: High image quality, excellent software
    Cons: Boxy design

    Summary: I was looking into buying a scanner for quite a while but didn't like the prices or the shaky ratings most scanners were getting. Then one day I caught an <a href='http://www.zdnet.com/anchordesk/stories/story/0,10738,2618092,00.html'>article by ... read more

  • Awesome Scanner!

    Aug 31, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fast, Accurate, Cheap
    Cons: None Really

    Summary: I've been using this scanner for a little over a year and I've yet to be disappointed. The colors are vibrant and there is little or no color cast added to images. The scanner is used mainly to acquire images in Photoshop for my website or various ... read more

  • Perfect! - Epson Perfection 636U

    Aug 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fast, high quality scans!
    Cons: Slightly Noisy

    Summary: For $179.00 this scanner really packs in a punch! I've tried out 4 other scanners before making the decision to go with this one. At first I tried to save money with sub-$100 scanners. But to no real surprise, quality, speed, and cost-effectiveness of ... read more

  • Perfection

    Jun 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Reasonable price, great scans
    Cons: none

    Summary: I've had some very disappointing experiences with scanners. I had a small handheld roller scanner which stopped working after a week and could never be resurrected. I had a Microtek v310 which I got on sale for $50; although it was noisy, it provided ... read more

  • Affordable and reliable

    May 19, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Amazing picture quality
    Cons: None

    Summary: I have been using scanners for years, and when my mom wanted one this was on the top of my list. Not only does it consistently get high reviews, but it also comes with a fair amount of software and it is easy to setup. The image resolution does not come ... read more

  • A Great Scanner at a great price!

    May 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great scanner: fast, clear, crisp, easy-to-use
    Cons: Requires Windows 98 or 2000 or Mac, if that's a drawback

    Summary: I've owned this scanner for about a year. It's a wonderful piece of equipment. Scans are crisp, clear, and quick. I'm a web developer and scans I make have to be faithful to the original. I also scan a lot of photos, so I demand something fast and ... read more

  • scan multiple sheets with ADF attachment

    Mar 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: easy to use, excellent quality, OCR capable
    Cons: documentation not as good as it could be.

    Summary: The Epson 636U scanner is a great little SCSI scanner and with the ADF (automatic document feeder) it makes scanning multiple pages even easier. The 636U scanner is easy to set up. If you already have a SCSI card in your system just make sure ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • USB1, but a nice scanner

    May 21, 2007 by
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    Pros: Good quality scans. Older, so should be cheap if you can find one.
    Cons: Slow at higher resolutions. Don't lean on it too hard.

    Summary: I have 2 of these scanners. They do 600x2400 DPI with 36-bit color depth. They're USB 1.0, so 600+DPI full-page scans take at least a full minute. Scans however look gorgeous. The "preview" scan, photo scans, and lower-resolution (150DPI for ... read more

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