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Microtek ScanMaker i800

Microtek ScanMaker i800
alaScore 76

83 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 reviews of Microtek ScanMaker i800. The average rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Scanners for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the Microtek ScanMaker i800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 83 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Microtek ScanMaker i800

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 user reviews of Microtek ScanMaker i800 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.com.

41% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microtek ScanMaker i800 - flatbed scanner ( 1108-03-780001 )ScanMaker i800 Pro FB CLR 4800

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Richard Jantz (pcworld.com)

Big Scanner, Better Images

 

Microtek's ScanMaker i800 accommodates legal-size documents on roomy scanning bed and produces crisp scans of graphics and photos.

Feb, 2006

Expert review by: MIKE PASINI (imaging-resource.com)

Microtek ScanMaker i800 -- A Scanner for Everyone

 

Microtek (http://www.microtek.com) announced its ScanMaker i800 at Photoshop World in Sept. 2005 and is just shipping a Pro version with upgraded software to read the included IT8 targets. We received an early review unit which sat by our side for a...

The i800 has the resolution, bit-depth and Dmax to handle 35mm negatives and slides, prints and a variety of other scanning jobs without breaking a sweat. We applaud the inclusion of both High-Speed USB and FireWire ports. And we're happy to see a...

Feb, 2006
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Expert review by: James Galbraith (macworld.com)

Microtek ScanMaker i800 scanner

 

Microtek's ScanMaker i800 is good all-around printer with some nice higher-end features, like a built-in transparency unit with support for multiple sizes.

Large 8-inch-by-14-inch scanning area for legal-sized documents ; both USB 2.0 and FireWire 400 connectivity

Scanner buttons worked intermittently ; transparency scans over-sharpened at default settings ; a little pokey

As you'd expect, this scanner takes up a little more space on your desk than letter-sized scanners, but not that much. You can use either a FireWire 400 or a USB 2.0 port to connect the i800 to your Mac. I used FireWire

Jul, 2006

Expert review by: Consumer Guide (howstuffworks.com)

Microtek ScanMaker i800 flatbed scanner Review and Prices

 

Microtek's ScanMaker i800 is intended for midtier users interested in archiving photographs and slides at a very high quality. With a retail price of $400, this scanner may not appeal to budget shoppers, but that price brings a great deal of...

Jun, 2006

Expert review by: Consumer Electronics Net (consumerelectronicsnet.com)

Scanner features 9600x4800dpi CCD

 
Dec, 2005

Expert review by: John Virata (digitalproducer.digitalmedianet.com)

Microtek Scanmaker i800

 

The first scanner I reviewed fresh out of journalism school was a Microtek ScanMaker III, a SCSI-based 600dpi color scanner with a bulky transparency adapter that I think shipped with the full version of Adobe Photoshop 3.0. That was in the mid 1990s....

Scanner features 9600x4800dpi CCD

Dec, 2005

Consumer review by: gackdeux (newegg.com)

Really bad tech support

 

I have had the i800 for three years and on many occassions it has stopped working and caused all my USB ports to freeze. I have installed it on a Dell, a compaq, an Asus, an MSI, and an EVGA motherboard. If I have the scanner plugged in then none of my...

price

Software ; Tech support

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: JDa (pcnation.com)

MICROTEK (SCANNERS) SCANMAKER I800 CLR FB 4800X9600

 

The 8300 was purchased (without sheet feeder) five months ago (in March, €˜08) specifically for its legal size capability, to supplement a €œwork horse€ sheet-fed scanner that did not allow much in the way of scan adjustments, and I have not been...

Each of four buttons on the front allow pre-setting as many different variables as desired for repeat operation (including the destination for scan-to-file), a tremendously useful feature&euro ; and the pre-setting process is self-explanatory and fast....

The machine is large, noisy (in preview mode), temperamental, and slower than its smaller flat-bed h-p cousins,. It installed perfectly on the first day, but stopped working the second, and would not permit an un-install. A week of trying to work...

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: JDa (pcnation.com)

MICROTEK (SCANNERS) - SCANMAKER I800 CLR FB 4800X9600 48BIT LGL USB FW TMA

 

The 8300 was purchased (without sheet feeder) five months ago (in March, ?€˜08) specifically for its legal size capability, to supplement a ?€œwork horse?€ sheet-fed scanner that did not allow much in the way of scan adjustments, and I have not been...

Each of four buttons on the front allow pre-setting as many different variables as desired for repeat operation (including the destination for scan-to-file), a tremendously useful feature?€"and the pre-setting process is self-explanatory and fast. I...

The machine is large, noisy (in preview mode), temperamental, and slower than its smaller flat-bed h-p cousins,. It installed perfectly on the first day, but stopped working the second, and would not permit an un-install. A week of trying to work...

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: JDa (pcnation.com)

MICROTEK (SCANNERS) SCANMAKER I800 CLR FB 4800X9600 48BIT LGL USB FW TMA

 

The 8300 was purchased (without sheet feeder) five months ago (in March, ‘08) specifically for its legal size capability, to supplement a “work horse” sheet-fed scanner that did not allow much in the way of scan adjustments, and I have not been...

Each of four buttons on the front allow pre-setting as many different variables as desired for repeat operation (including the destination for scan-to-file), a tremendously useful featureâ€"and the pre-setting process is self-explanatory and fast. I...

The machine is large, noisy (in preview mode), temperamental, and slower than its smaller flat-bed h-p cousins,. It installed perfectly on the first day, but stopped working the second, and would not permit an un-install. A week of trying to work...

Aug, 2008

Product Specifications

The ScanMaker i800 flatbed scanner comes fully loaded with the PictuRescue total photo and film restoration system, featuring DIGITAL ICE to fix damaged photos and film, plus automatic color restoration through ColoRescue to revive faded colors to their original brilliance.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:22.6in
Height:4.6in
Weight:14.1lbs
Width:11.7in

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Microtek
Model:I800/I800 Pro
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Microtek ScanMaker

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Scanner

Color Depth:48-bit color
Document Feeder Type:Manual load
Form Factor:Desktop
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:IEEE 1394 (FireWire)
Interface Type (2nd):Hi-Speed USB
Max H-Optical Resolution:4800dpi
Max Supported Document Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Supported Media Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max V-Optical Resolution:9600dpi
Media Feeder Type:Manual load
Supported Document Type:Transparencies / Plain paper / Slides / Bulk objects (such as books) / Film
Supported Media Type:Bulk objects (such as books) / Film / Plain paper / Slides / Transparencies
Type:Flatbed scanner

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.2 - 10.3 / Apple MacOS X 10.4 / Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP