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. Even third-party drives depend on the HP kernel, so there aren't any.
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. HP seems to be dropping the ball on a lot things like this these days, which is too bad because they used to make some good stuff. I really like my 4670 scanner but it's now a doorstop!
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. was to be shipped priority mail, was shipped parcel post with no insurance or any way of tracking to see where it went.
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. Well, today I recieved my third scanner, which worked fine - for 15 minutes!! Three different scanners, same problem. The design and consept is great - but that does not help at all. If i could rate this with 0 stars I would.
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 for the scanner and which is for the entire scanner/editing program. The scanner scanned one and a half documents successfully and one photo.
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. (Do a Google search for "scanjet 4670 stripes" and you'll find the reviews I missed.) I contacted HP, and to make a VERY long story short, SEVEN scanners later I have yet to get one that doesn't have this problem.
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. If you actually care about the quality of your scans, do not buy it for any reason.
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 take it home with me. So I did - and after just a few fraught hours with my new style companion I just had to take it right back to PC World again!
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.
Summary: Scanjet 4670 - Don't listen to anyone who says this scanner is worth using at all. What is the purpose of having a scanner that scans alternating light and dark bands through the image. HP has sent me three so far and I will be speaking with a Manager after they get back to me in 3 to 5 business days. I have been in Design for over twelve years and never have like HP much but when I wanted to get an inexpensive scanner I thought it would be OK? WRONG!