Summary: Love the batch feeder and flat bed. These are the features that make it worth spending the extra $ for this unit rather than the less expensive, upright scanners. High quality color scanning. Doesn't have built-in WiFi so I have it connected to my Apple Time Capsule. Fairly slow even when connected directly to my iMac. Solid build quality. Easy to set up.
Summary: I used this for a work project overseas connected to my Mac. It works wonderfully. It automatically detected orientation, color, text, etc. and knew how to sort them out. It's durable and fast. I highly recommend it!
Summary: If you're looking for something versatile for a small office setting then this scanner can fit the bill. However, if speed is a priority I would look elsewhere. Also, without the Network Interface Panel (Sold separately) it is relatively useless for more than one person.
Excerpt: We got this scanner to replace a 8+ year old three-in-one machine that was slow and had a finicky paper feeder. This scanner works extremely well - picture quality is fabulous, even on hand-written notes that were taken on yellow legal pads. It is very fast and also quiet. We are using the scanner with the Network Scan Module so that all users in our office can scan and file documents to any location on our network.
Pros: Accurate Color, Easy To Set Up, Good Resolution, Works on Network
Excerpt: I scan a lot of documents for use in my business for records but particuarly for emailing. I had a more expensive hp Scanjet 8390 that worked just ok with my pc but when I switched to the iMac and downloaded the firmware for the Mac operating system, i have had nothing but problems. After struggling for more than a year, I gave up and called Apple to see what machine they recommended. They had a less expensive Epson scanner available.
Pros: Accurate Color, Easy To Set Up, Excellent Software, Good Bit Depth, Good Resolution, Widely Compatible
Summary: Just arrived today, set up was easy. Normal fast deliver by Amazon. Only tested a couple of scans but this scanner is much quicker than my GT 2500 which I'm giving to someone else. I've learned to like Epson for its ease of set up and use and this new scanner is living up to past experiences. Packaging was solid which is a requirement to ensure the scanner is not damaged in transit.
Summary: I purchased this scanner to use with a Macintosh First, I had trouble getting the drivers to install from the included CD on both Macintosh computers I tried - one running Snow Leopard, the other Mavericks (both are supposed to be supported). There is a workaround - one can install the Abbyy Finereader Sprint program manually from the installation CD, and download the drivers from the Epson web site.
Summary: I upgraded my iMac to the newest and greatest but I then found out that Epson did not support the latest OS X with drivers for my old scanner. So I decided to upgrade my scanner. I received the Epson DS-6500, took out of the box, installed the new drivers and was scanning document in less than 5 minutes. The only problem was that the DS-6500 is a lot larger and heavier than my old scanner.
Summary: Bought this to replace an ailing HP scanner, for which you cannot get spares(!). Installation is simple and it works straight away, BUT the instructions are poor. You will need to experiment to work out how to duplex scan and change file locations, file names etc. One you have got is right it works a dream, the throughput is blisteringly fast due to it scanning both sides at once, the quality of the output is good and file handling is also very fast.