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Plustek Opticbook A300

Plustek Opticbook A300
alaScore 87

12 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of Plustek Opticbook A300. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, 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 Plustek Opticbook A300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Plustek Opticbook A300 from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Scanners on

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Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Tony Hoffman (

Plustek OpticBook A300


The Plustek OpticBook A300 lets you easily scan larger books, eliminating distortion and shadow artifacts that are unavoidable with standard flatbed scanners.

Scans up to A3/tabloid size. Lets you scan a book page to the edge of the spine. Software eliminates distortion and shadow artifacts, and lets you automatically rotate facing pages. Scans documents and photos as well.

Lacks an automatic document feeder (ADF). Limited photo-related features.

There's a lot to like about the Plustek OpticBook A300: its large scan area, the ability to scan to the edge of the platen, software that correctly orients facing pages, and relatively fast speed for a flatbed-based book scanner. It is worth...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Mike Joubert (

Plustek OpticBook A300 Book Scanner


Books scanning made easier with the A300 scanning monster.

Book edge helps to protect spine, 11

Unit is quite big and heavy

Sep, 2009

Consumer review (

Slow, Overpriced, and Unreliable


I advise everyone reading this review not to make my mistake: do not waste your time or money on this or other unreliable, overpriced Plustek scanners. I have since assembled a DIY book scanner based on Daniel Reetz's Open Hardware specifications. The...

This scanner, like the "Opticbook 3600 Plus" I owned before it, functioned for 13 months, just long enough for the one-year warranty to expire. Then the CIS module (i.e., the light source) failed.

I had heard Plustek's customer service is poor and my personal experience confirmed this. First, a Plustek representative attempted to charge me $400 to replace the scanner light source (a component that costs less than $200). When I requested the name...

Mar, 2013

Product Specifications

Book scanning has become a growing trend globally, especially in an age, where sharing information and making it more accessible to people is an important issue. OpticBook A300 was created based on the concept of book preservation, digitization of content and sharing of the book. OpticBook A300 is an USB 2.0 scanning device that can scan an A3 size page in just 2.4 seconds. OpticBook A300 also creates crisp sharp images of the pages, which can then be made into different formats. It has bundled with highly effective image processing, fast and secure PDF conversion, and highly accurate optical character recognition (OCR) software. OpticBook A300 scans thick books without unbinding or dismantling them, so it is a perfect solution for digitizing precious and valuable books. From the vertical market perspective, OpticBook A300 is therefore an ideal solution for libraries, schools, graphic designers, publishing companies, hospitals, law firms and even the financial institutions.


Certification:WEEE / ROHS


Built-in display:N
Color of product:Black
Scan type:Flatbed Scanner
Scanner Type:Flatbed

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Plustek OpticBook


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

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):24.5 x 15.7 x 5.24 / 24.5 x 5.24 x 15.7

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC, USB
Drivers included:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Paper Handling

Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A3


Daily duty cycle (max):5000
Light Source:CCFL
Scan drivers:TWAIN
Sensor Type:CCD

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:USB 2.0


Power consumption (standby):8
Power consumption (typical):36


Color Depth:48-bit color
Document Feeder Type:Manual load
Form Factor:Desktop
Grayscale Depth:16-bit (64K gray levels)
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:Hi-Speed USB
Max H-Optical Resolution:600dpi
Max Supported Document Size:12 in x 17 in
Max Supported Media Size:12 in x 17 in
Max V-Optical Resolution:600dpi
Media Feeder Type:Manual load
Supported Document Type:Plain paper / Bulk objects (such as books)
Supported Media Type:Bulk objects (such as books) / Plain paper
Type:Flatbed scanner


Black/white scanning color modes:Grayscale, Monochrome
Color scanning: Yes
Film scanning: No
Flatbed scan speed (b/w, A3):2.1
Flatbed scan speed (b/w, A4):2.10
Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan size:12 x 17
Optical scanning resolution:600 x 1200 / 600 x 600
Output color depth:24
Output grayscale depth:8
Output monochrome depth:1

System Requirements

Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Mac compatibility: No
Minimum hard disk space:800
Minimum processor:Pentium IV 2.0 GHz
Minimum RAM:512
Minimum system requirements:Windows 2000 / XP / Vista kompatibel
OS Required:Microsoft Windows Vista / 2000 / XP

Weight & Dimensions

Package depth:9.45
Package height:21.3