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Plustek Optic Slim M12

Plustek Optic Slim M12
alaScore 84

105 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 105 reviews of Plustek Optic Slim M12. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Plustek Optic Slim M12 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : M. David Stone (

Plustek MobileOffice D28 Corporate


The Plustek MobileOffice D28 offers fast scans for a portable scanner, plus duplex scanning.

Fast. Duplex scanning (both sides of a page at once). You can set the paper path to feed straight through or curve up.

Needs separate power cord. Shortcomings in software.

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Jan, 2007

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by (

Plustek OpticSlim M12 Corporate


Both the original M12 and the M12 Corporate use the same one-page-at-a-time sheet-fed scanner with a maximum resolution of 600 by 600 pixels per inch. And the scanner itself is just as much a winner now as when I first looked at it.

Small, light, highly portable. Powered through USB connection. Comes with very capable software

Sheet-fed only, making it a questionable choice for scanning photos

Despite the name, the highly portable Plustek OpticSlim M12 Corporate scanner should be attractive to any home-office, small-office, or corporate user.

Expert review by (

Plustek OpticSlim M12


The Plustek OpticSlim M12 ($129 direct) is a prime example of how software can make or break a scanner package. The hardware is a winner: It is about the size of a ruler and weighs less than a pound. It can sit unobtrusively by your keyboard or...

Highly portable. Small footprint, about the size of a 12-inch ruler. Can be mounted on a wall. Powered through the USB connection

Software focuses on photos, but the hardware works better with paper documents. Photo quality is only fair, and photos tend to pivot as they feed

The Plustek OpticSlim M12 scanner is light enough, at 0.7 pounds, to take with you if you need portability, and it occupies just 10.8 by 1.9 inches on your desk. Unfortunately, the software concentrates on photos, while the hardware seems better suited...

Expert review by : Ryan McLaughlin (

Review: Plustek MobileOffice D28 Corporate Scanner


Plustek has been at the forefront of small, lightweight, portable scanners. The OpticSlim series of scanners has been very popular because of their small size. The MobileOffice D28 corporate keeps a small size, but adds a lot more functionality.

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Ryan McLaughlin (

Review: Plustek OpticSlim M12 Plus scanner


About 2 years ago Plustek sent us an OpticSlim M12 scanner to review. At the time it performed really well and had a lot of good uses. Recently Plustek released the new M12 plus. Since they are very similar this review will cover a lot of the same...

May, 2007

Expert review by : Consumer Guide (

Plustek OpticSlim M12 Plus Portable Scanner Review and Prices


The Plustek OpticSlim M12 Plus portable scanner weighs less than three-quarters of a pound and is about the size of a three-hole punch. Searching for a scanner to take with you on the road can be a trying experience. Thankfully, Plustek is trying to...

Very portable, good-quality scans

A bit pricey

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Ryan McLaughlin (

Review: Plustek OpticSlim M12 scanner


Have you ever tried to take your flatbed scanner with you when you travel, go to the library or anywhere else you might go? It is a real pain to box it up and make sure the scanning head is locked and secure. Now with the OpticSlim M12 that is no...

Mar, 2005

Expert review by : Michael Kwan (

Mobile Magazine » REVIEW - Plustek MobileOffice D28 Scanner


The Plustek MobileOffice D28 is one of the newest portable scanners to come out of the Plustek camp and it comes with a number of nifty features that are suitable for cramped cubicles and mobile executives.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Mike Joubert (

Plustek OpticSlim M12 Plus


If you want to scan documents while on the road this is the scanner to get.

Small and lightweight, uses power directly from your PC

Scanning is a bit slow

Aug, 2009

Consumer review (

user friendly cute photo scanner


got this from my sister, very compact and user friendly ; plug in my mac and post all my highschool photos to my facebook. I also bring to campus sharing with my girlfriends

recommend this for holiday gifts

Oct, 2010

Product Specifications

The Plustek MobileOffice D28 Corporate, a portable duplex scanner with hyper fast scanning speed, has perfect design for small business or work group usage. Plustek MobileOffice D28 Corporate offers a unique and compact paper output design with both horizontal and vertical output. This compact design makes it easy to place the scanner in a narrow or corner spot. Make the scanning process more friendly and enjoyable! Through a simple setting, you can make the function buttons to execute the function you wish. Possible functions by various setting include OCR/BCR, resolution, etc. After finishing your favorite setting, to scan in Simplex/Duplex only needs to press the One-Touch Button. Plustek MobileOffice D28 Corporate can easily accomplish your task within 2.2 seconds. Besides any A4 or legal size documents, Plustek MobileOffice D28 Corporate can also scan 1.2mm thickness plastic card. Plastic cards include embossed cards, credit cards, driver license cards, ID cards, medi-care cards or any membership cards. Plustek MobileOffice D28 corporate has a user self-maintenance design. Simply lift up the upper part of the scanner for clean-up. The easy maintenance can ensure the scanning quality and stability and extend the product life cycle.




Color of product:Black, Grey
Scan type:Sheet-fed scanner
Scanner Type:Sheet-fed

Dimensions & Weight


Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):1.2
Power consumption (typical):2.2


Model:D28 Corporate/M12/M12 Corporate/M12 Plus
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Plustek MobileOffice/Plustek OpticSlim


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista/Compatible with Windows 7
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista/Works with Windows Vista

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):10.8 x 1.85 x 1.33 / 11.9 x 3.7 x 2.36 / 9.72 x 1.85 x 1.33
Maximum length of sheet media:910mm
Power Requirements:100 - 240 V, 47 - 63 Hz, 24 V DC, 750 mA
Scan speed (OCR, A4):3 ppm

Packaging Content

Bundled software:ABBYY FineReader 6.0 Sprint\nMaxReader 4.1 \nNewSoft Presto! PageManager 7.1\nNewSoft Presto! ImageFolio 4.5\nPlustek PDF Tool / ABBYY FineReader 6.0 Sprint\nMaxReader 4.1\nNewSoft Presto! PageManager 7.1\nNewSoft Presto! ImageFolio 4.5\nNewSoft Presto! Mr. Photo 4 / NewSoft Presto! ImageFolio 4.5\nNewSoft Presto! PageManager 7.10\nABBYY FineReader 6.0 Sprint\nHotcard BizCard Finder 2.5\nAdobe Acrobat Reader \nPlustek PDF Tool\nPlustek TWAIN Driver\n

Paper Handling

ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4
Legal: Yes
Letter: Yes
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4


Scan file formats:BMP, JPG, PCX, PDF, TIFF / BMP, JPG, PCX, TIFF
Sensor Type:CIS

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:USB 1.1 / USB 2.0


Power consumption (standby):1.2
Power consumption (typical):2.2


Color Depth:48-bit color
Document Feeder Type:Manual load
Form Factor:Portable
Grayscale Depth:16-bit (64K gray levels)
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:Hi-Speed USB/USB
Max H-Optical Resolution:600dpi
Max Supported Document Size:8.5 in x 11.7 in/A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)/Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Supported Media Size:8.5 in x 11.7 in/A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)/Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Media Feeder Type:Manual load
Supported Document Type:Plain paper/Plain paper / Business card
Supported Media Type:Business card / Plain paper/Plain paper
Type:Sheetfed scanner


Color scanning: Yes
Duplex scanning: Yes
Film scanning: No
Flatbed scan speed (b/w, A4):2.2
Gray scale levels:16
Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan size:8.5 x 14
Optical scanning resolution:600 x 600

System Requirements

Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP, Vista / Microsoft Windows 98,Me,2000, XP, Vista / Windows 2000, XP, Vista / Windows 98,Me,2000, XP, Vista
Mac compatibility: No
Minimum hard disk space:400 / 700
Minimum processor:Pentium / Pentium III
Minimum RAM:128 / 64
Minimum system requirements:-IBM PC Pentium III above or Equivalent Processor\n-CD-ROM Driver\n-One available USB Port\n-128MB RAM (256MB RAM for Windows XP)\n-400MB available HD space (500 MB recommended)\n-USB Port (USB 2.0 recommended)\n-Windows 2000 / XP / Vista\n / Microsoft Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP, Vista
OS Required:Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP/Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows XP/Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000 / Microsoft Windows XP

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:11.6 / 33.9