Since A3 scanners are considered to be specialist kit, you will probably not get anything much better than Mustek unless you are prepared to spend a lot more money. Providing the basic hardware works, you're quids in. If I was buying for myself I would try Mustek first of all. I have considered it in the past but the need hasn't arisen yet.
If you just want to scan basic documents and you're buying for personal use, then a Mustek will probably do the job. If the hardware is c**p, send it back and ask for a full refund. If you don't like the bundled software, get yourself a copy of VueScan. If you want to scan artwork, treat yourself to some colour profiling kit rather than an expensive scanner. This will come in handy for all sorts of stuff besides scanning.
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Edited by micksharpe (Wed 18-Apr-12 11:35:25)