Summary: wow look at the review dates (2000) vs today (2009) !! Anyways, I got mine around the year 2000 also and up to date, my Epson 610 is still very much alive ! I've been using it on various Linux O/S the past 4 years ! Though this scanner is old, its still valuable to all of us :)
Summary: I ordered and received this scanner from Amazon.com. It was received in good order, and I attempted to install it the day of receipt, without any success. I was then forced to call EPSON technical support for help.
Summary: I read a few reviews about this product before I bought it. Most of the reviews were positive and this scanner has won best in class with various magazines. I have to say I was not disappointed in any way.
Summary: The scanner is a great piece of hardware, but the included software, TwainScan L, is very limited. The user can't easily adjust scan resolution or control brightness or contrast. Default settings are quite dark and must be adjusted with software after scanning.
Summary: Having owned and installed many scanners, I wanted a new simple scanner for my private office. The Epson 610 installed instantly with the included usb cable, and I was scanning within 5 minutes. It's fast, and the bundled twain driver works well.
Best performance for a scanner anywhere near the price range
8 July 2000
Summary: Wow. Great scanner. It was easy to install...the USB connection is simple and fast. The software is great. The OCR feature is amazing....very rarely an error. The software allows you to drag the scanned document onto an icon corresponding with the application you want the document imported into, and...
Summary: Went the HP route first. Couldn't get it to work. Tried everyting. Punted! Bought the Espson and fired it up on the 1st try. Have had it for about 3 months now and coupled with an HP p1000 printer, I can duplicate, and I mean duplicate pictures.
Summary: A scanner was my first requirement after getting my iMac--needed to put pictures out to relatives. This scanner set up easily w/o any glitches. I was scanning within 5 minutes after taking it out of the box. The quality of the scanned pictures is great, even on low scan settings.