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Epson Perfection® 3170 Flatbed Scanner

Epson Perfection® 3170 Flatbed Scanner
alaScore 73

32 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews from magazines and websites.

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 73/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 32 reviews)

User Reviews  

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Quality output, reasonable price

Frustrating to operate, no HELP available, rather noisy

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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.

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Great Scanner


Inexpensive, great scans, and easy to use.

Better written instructions wold be nice for the novices.


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Failed After 6 Months


Initial quality of images.

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

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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.

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Great Results in a Flash


Easy to set up and use ; great results

Clearer printed documentation would be nice

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Great beginners scanner


Does what it is supposed to. Good helpdesk

None really

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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

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Awesome Scanner!


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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