Summary: I like how easy this model is to use.It certainly performs for my needs. I had the same model that I purchased new and finally stopped working. So I decided to locate a simular used one on EBay to replace the one I had. It is a lot easier when you have all the wires & disks for the model already in place and down loaded. Much easier to just pull the non working one and replace it with the very same item.
Summary: Nice sleek & trim style. Lightweight. I've had other scanners that were not as easy to use and less intuitive. Never had any problems the HP ScanJet3570c. It's always been reliable and worked well. The slide/negative scanner (TMA) is easy to use too.
Summary: Before you buy this item, you should know that HP does not sell replacement parts. And if you scanner goes out of warrantee, it's unfixable. I am an engineer and have discovered a flaw in the design of this scanner. If you should get mixed up with the power supply, and connect the wrong one, not only will it blow the fuse, but it will damage the most critical part in the device... The CCD pick-up. This happened to me.
Summary: Tough and good looking, easy to install and operate. Unit survived very poor packaging by seller, and shows to be none the worse. Unit self installs and functions with just a few clicks, almost intuitively. Soft pastel colors show well in an otherwise subdued production environment.
Summary: Have had the 3570c for 4 years, connected to my mac. It's always been marginal, and lately virtually useless--even after reloading scanner software numerous times and troubleshooting. The software is horrible and extremely unstable.
use it with photoshop and its a no-brainer for $20.00 (used)
Timothy Mock "theonlytiminthebook", Amazon
3 June 2009
Summary: I just found this scanner at a yard sale for $20.00 bucks and its just great! I have a serious 11x17 scanner and yet another, older HP scanner and both are fine, but for $20.00 dollars, I now have a 'portable' that I can carry in a canvas tote bag and use in libraries (most libraries don't let you take out bound volumes of scholarly journals and/or magazines). Sure, not everyone needs such decadence as a portable scanner, but for $20.00 it was too good to pass up.
Summary: An awesome scanner for the money. Paid $39 at Circuit City (Sorry Amazon). Works like a dream. Of course you could get a higher end scanner but it would be a higher end price to boot. Does everything that the model replacing it does for about $50 less.