Summary: The scanner might be fine for Windows users, but there is no driver for Apple OS X. This includes Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion. The HP drivers only worked with the old Power PC operating system, and since the scanner was discontinued in 2005, HP has no plans to release an updated driver.
Summary: Just a warning to those with Macintosh systems. HP refuses to update their driver for this scanner to work under MacOS Lion, so this hardware becomes trash if you upgrade to the latest MacOS, or even buy a new Mac computer.
Summary: I thought the scanner looked great, but I never got it. Must have been lost in the mail somewhere. The seller was not very helpful and slow to answer, and then would not answer when asked for a refund over a month after the purchase and I had still not received it.
Summary: I'm now on my third scanner of this type. The first worked for ca. 1 week until it went dead in the middle of a scan. I returned it to the shop and soon recieved a new one. This lasted for a month - and the same thing happened again.
Summary: I bought the HP Scanjet 4670 based on research on Amazon.com and Consumer Reports where the item came highly recommended as a best buy. After over an hour installing everything, it took several "clicks" to open any of the 5 desktop icons automatically loaded - none of which make it clear which is...
Great design, terrible execution - avoid at all costs
N. Strum "Graphic Designer", Amazon
2 March 2005
Summary: If I could give this zero stars, I would. I bought a 4670 in December, and immediately noticed the banding/striping problem. Unfortunately, I hadn't yet seen reviews mentioning it, so I assumed it was just my scanner.
Summary: I tried everything. Upgrading software, drivers, RAM, PCI cards. I gave this thing more than a chance to perform. But every single scan has horrible bands through it. Large alternating light and dark stripes. This scanner is utterly worthless.
Summary: What can I say? - apart from adding my own voice to the overwhelming chorus of complaint about this scanner? I didn't intend to buy it, I went shopping for a 'normal' scanner - but I'm a styley sort of guy, and when I saw this techno-icon winking at me from the shelves of PC World I just *had* to...
Summary: I run a small imaging workgroup. This scanner seemed worth a try for scanning odd formats: textiles & orginial art. This is about the 20th scanner that I have installed over the years--the only one that would not function on either platform. Clever design: too bad that the hardware is so buggy.