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Epson Perfection 636U

Epson Perfection 636U
alaScore 71

39 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the Epson Perfection 636U is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 39 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for Epson Perfection 636U

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Epson Perfection 636U from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.com.

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Epson B071121F Perfection 636 USB Scanner (PC/Mac)Epson B071121F Perfection 636 USB Scanner (PC/Mac)

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Epson Perfection 636U

 

An excellent pick for home and SOHO users who want the same quality offered by the SCSI model, but for less money.

The Epson Perfection 636U is an excellent pick for home and SOHO users who want the same quality offered by the SCSI model, but for less money. Its easy setup and good-quality documentation are a boon to novices.

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USB1, but a nice scanner

 

Good quality scans. Older, so should be cheap if you can find one.

Slow at higher resolutions. Don't lean on it too hard.

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Epson Perfection636U

 

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...

Razor Sharp Pictures,Good Software Bundle,Setup is Easy

Slightly Bulky, Not Thin or Compact

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Beautiful Scans at a super low price!

 

How I bought It

Beautiful and fast scans at a super low price!

little bit bulky. OCR software useless.

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Great scanner for SOHO

 

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...

Very inexpensive, reliable, works well for SOHO

not 1200dpi, included software stinks

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

 

Drat! Someone's having a sale again!

Ease of use & Quiet as a churchmouse.

Electronic manual instead of a paper one.

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Excellent thing.

 

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...

USB, cheap, great TWAIN software, (very) fast in my opinion

Beyond TWAIN, software's weak. New models have higher resolutions. Heavy.

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A SCANNER that SIZZLES!

 

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.

A Superb tool.

None encountered so far.

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A good workhorse scanner.

 

I bought this scanner to scan photos that I take so that I have a backup on CD.

Fast - decent color output. Good size and easy setup. USB

Scanned photos come out too dark.

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If Only It Worked Using Win 95...

 

Review of Epson 636U Scanner (December 23, 2000)

very easy to use, includes USB cable, inexpensive, good quality scans

WILL NOT OPERATE IN WINDOWS 95! Scans are not "perfect". Poor instruction booklet.

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Product Specifications

Whether you have a Windows 98 system or one of Apple's iMacs or G3s, you can take advantage of professional-quality scans with Epson's Perfection 636 flatbed scanner. This color scanner features a USB interface for simple installation, and advanced scan technologies to produce the best possible results. It supports a 600 x 2400 dpi resolution, 9600 dpi interpolated with 36-bit color (Micro Step Drive technology and built-in ColorTrue advanced imaging system). Whether you are scanning documents, pictures or three-dimensional objects, the Perfection 636U offers you the best possible image quality for any job. The Perfection 636U is TWAIN compliant for PC or Mac, and is Windows 98, iMac and Mac G3 compatible. It includes a USB interface with cable.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:16.7in/16.8in
Height:3.5in
Weight:9.9lbs
Width:11.3in

Header

Compatibility:Mac/Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Apple/Epson
Model:636U
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Epson Perfection

Scanner

Color Depth:24-bit (16.7 million colors)/36-bit color
Document Feeder Type:Manual load
Form Factor:Desktop
Grayscale Depth:12-bit gray
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:USB
Interface Type (2nd): None
Max H-Optical Resolution:600dpi
Max Supported Document Size:A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)
Max Supported Media Size:A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)
Max V-Optical Resolution:2400dpi
Media Feeder Type:Manual load
Supported Document Type:Plain paper / Bulk objects (such as books)
Supported Media Type:Bulk objects (such as books) / Plain paper
Type:Flatbed scanner

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 8.1 / Microsoft Windows 98/Apple MacOS 8.1 or later
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