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Epson Perfection® 3170 Flatbed Scanner

Epson Perfection® 3170 Flatbed Scanner
alaScore 74

32 reviews

Apr, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews of Epson Perfection® 3170 Flatbed Scanner. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Scanners for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the Epson Perfection® 3170 Flatbed Scanner is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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(Based on 32 reviews)

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Quality output, reasonable price

Frustrating to operate, no HELP available, rather noisy

Oct, 2005

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Big Hardware flaws and poor support from Epson


I made the mistake of buying another Epson product after my last support fiasco with one of their printers. First I have to admit this is a re-furb, but with a full warranty that I purchased direct from Epson. It arrived with big smudge on the...

Good color capture. Easy to use.

Lines, shadows created by faulty hardware. World's worst tech support.

Jul, 2005

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Great Scanner


Inexpensive, great scans, and easy to use.

Better written instructions wold be nice for the novices.

Mar, 2005

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Failed After 6 Months


Initial quality of images.

Short life of hardware.Software lacks features and is awkward to use.

Feb, 2005

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Epson Perfection 3170 is "grrrrreat"!


Straightforward setup.Fast, high quality scans.Flexible, powerful auto-scan capability through Smart Panel.Super price.

Some minor time lapse during Smart Panel scans prompted button punching on first use.

Jan, 2005

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Great Results in a Flash


Easy to set up and use ; great results

Clearer printed documentation would be nice

Dec, 2004

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Great beginners scanner


Does what it is supposed to. Good helpdesk

None really

Dec, 2004

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Solid Unit that is Worth the Money


I do a lot of photo scanning and editing so I have burned my way through 4 scanners now. I did a lot of research and going to stores to see and feel scanners before I purchased this unit. I purchased it online direct from As a warning ...

Speed, Output, Versatility, Price.

Scan area, kind of noisy. Not the best for negative scanning

Dec, 2004

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Awesome Scanner!


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Nov, 2004

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Very happy with this scanner


Can scan slides, film, medium format film, lid lifts off for book scanning.

none so far

Sep, 2004