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Plustek Optic Slim M12

Plustek Optic Slim M12
alaScore 82

94 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the Plustek Optic Slim M12 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 94 reviews)

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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.

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Plustek MobileOffice D28 Corporate


The hardware side of this package—the sheet-fed scanner itself—isn't the problem. It doesn't include an automatic document feeder, so you have to feed it by hand, but at 2.4 by 11.9 by 3.7 inches (HWD) and 2.1 pounds, it's a convenient size to take...

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

The Plustek MobileOffice D28 Corporate offers duplex scanning in a package that's small enough to be portable, but its scan utility and bundled software need work.

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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...


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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.

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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...

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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

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Plustek OpticSlim M12 Plus USB Portable Scanner


Portable, Easy to operate, Scans documents, photos, articles, brochures and business cards, Can scan up to legal size documents, Creates PDF documents without pricey additional software, Powers from laptop's USB port, Portable, Easy to operate, Scans...

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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...

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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

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Nice Little Scanner


I cannot comment on its bundled software because I use my scanners with PaperPort. With PaperPort, it scans B&W, Grayscale, & Color with outputs of .jpg, .max, .tif, .bmp, etc. If original goes in crooked, the copy can be straightened out in PaperPort....

Compact size, USB powered (no external power supply), works with Windows 7 64 Home Prem. Has TWAIN output so it works with PaperPort. Output is excellent, very close to the original. Relatively easy to set up

Hard to get used to putting original in face down (trivial complaint). Must be careful inputting original or it will either go crooked or cut off one end or the other. A bit slow but faster than scanning a number of individual pages on a manual flatbed

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.

Dimensions & Weight



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


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

System Requirements

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