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Mustek BearPaw 1200TA

Mustek BearPaw 1200TA
alaScore 76

147 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 147 reviews of Mustek BearPaw 1200TA. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Scanners for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the Mustek BearPaw 1200TA is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Mustek BearPaw 1200TA from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Scanners on

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May, 2018

Expert review by : Stephanie Bruzzese (

Mustek BearPaw 1200TA review


It's so easy The $99 BearPaw 1200TA is easy to install using the included setup poster. It connects via USB and works with Windows 98, 2000, Me, and XP but not Macs. In addition to drivers, the installation CD bundles ABBYY FineReader for optical...

Low price; convenient scan buttons; simple onscreen control panel.

Confusing documentation; mediocre image quality; skimpy support.

Despite its low price and nice usability features, the BearPaw 1200TA will ultimately disappoint bargain hunters and first-time users with its mediocre image quality, average scan speeds, and frustrating documentation.

May, 2002

Expert review by : Richard Jantz (

Mustek BearPaw 1200CU


Mutek's compact, space-saving scanner falls short in speed tests.

The $100 BearPaw 1200CU is best suited for home users who want a low-priced, compact scanner with easy-to-use buttons.

Jun, 2001

Expert review by : Richard Jantz (

Mustek BearPaw 1200F


A fast unit capable of handling heavy OCR work.

When the add-on automatic document feeder becomes available, the Mustek BearPaw 1200F could make an especially sensible choice for anyone who needs a fast unit capable of handling heavy OCR work. But if scan quality matters more to you, scanners such...

Feb, 2001

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Mustek BearPaw 1200


Consumer review (

Good scanner


Works great problem free stylish

Took quite a while to receive it from company

Jul, 2002

Product Specifications

The Mustek Be@rPaw CU series is the next generation in scanning. It was designed with decor in mind. It also includes a front panel with five easy-to-use buttons, which are attached to unique functions such as scanning, faxing, copying and e-mailing. This innovative scanner features Plug and Play scanning through a direct USB connection. Installation of the Be@rPaw CU couldn't be easier. Thanks to the power of the Universal Serial Bus connection, you simply plug the Be@rPaw CU scanner into the USB port on your Windows 98 computer. The USB interface permits faster image transfer rates than standard parallel port scanners (up to 12 MBPS) and enables "hot-swapping " so users can connect the scanner only when needed. The Be@rPaw CU features some of the highest software enhanced resolution ever seen. It has an optical resolution of 600 x 1200 dpi with a maximum software enhanced resolution of 19, 200 dpi! The Be@rPaw CU's patented BDIT (Bit Depth Increased Technology) enhancement captures a 36-bit color image and enhances it to a brilliant 48-bit.


Scan type:Flatbed Scanner
Scanner Type:Flatbed

Dimensions & Weight


Energy Management

Power consumption (typical):2.5


Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Model:1200 TA/1200CU/1200CU Plus/1200F
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Mustek Be@rPaw

Other Features


Paper Handling

ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A3, A4
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A3


Scan to:E-mail, Fax, OCR
Sensor Type:CIS

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:USB 2.0


Power consumption (typical):2.5


Color Depth:36-bit color/48-bit color
Document Feeder Type:Manual load
Form Factor:Desktop
Grayscale Depth:12-bit gray/16-bit (64K gray levels)
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:USB
Interface Type (2nd): None
Max H-Optical Resolution:600dpi
Max Supported Document Size:8.5 in x 11.7 in/A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)
Max Supported Media Size:8.5 in x 11.7 in/A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)
Max V-Optical Resolution:1200dpi
Media Feeder Type:Manual load
Supported Document Type:Plain paper/Plain paper / Bulk objects (such as books)/Transparencies / Plain paper/Transparencies / Plain paper / Slides / Film
Supported Media Type:Bulk objects (such as books) / Plain paper/Film / Plain paper / Slides / Transparencies/Plain paper/Plain paper / Transparencies
Type:Flatbed scanner


Color scanning: Yes
Enhanced scan resolution:19200 x 19200
Film scanning: No
Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan size:11.7 x 16.5
Optical scanning resolution:600 x 1200
Output color depth:16
Output colour depth:16

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
OS Required:Apple MacOS 8.6 / Apple MacOS 9.1 / Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/Apple MacOS 8.6 or later / Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition/Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP/Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition/Microsoft Windows 98/2000 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition/Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows ME, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64

Weight & Dimensions