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Plustek OpticSlim 2420

Plustek OpticSlim 2420
alaScore 75

29 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews of Plustek OpticSlim 2420. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, 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 OpticSlim 2420 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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(Based on 29 reviews)

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Consumer review by: Satisfied customer? (newegg.com)

Did not get Rebate either

 

I'm not completely out of luck since the scanner does work ok, but I'm making it my life's mission to warn others about this manufacturer's unreliable rebates.

Scanner works ok.

Bought the scanner in February 2008 and sent in rebate within 30 days. Have received nothing since then. I sent multiple E-mails with attached PDFs of submitted rebate to the address on the rebate form with no response. I called once, they took my name...

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: No More Plustek (newegg.com)

Totally Worthless

 

This is the most worthless product I've bought in three or four years. Overpriced unless you can actually make money by buying it. Even then I'd suggest you throw the unopened box away.

Small. Won't take up much room in your trash can.

Horrible software. Will NOT work on Vista on my new Thinkpad despite trying others' techniques for one entire day. On XP, scans once after fresh boot. If you then close the TWAIN app, will not relaunch auto or manually. Must reboot. 68 minutes with...

Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: Satisfied customer (newegg.com)

Scanner is working fine

 

I trust Newegg more than any other online tech store right now. I think they are more careful with their rebate offers than other stores.

Much faster than my AIO printer/copier/scanner. Small, USB powered so no extra power brick. Included software useful and works with Windows 98SE (can't count on current peripherals to go back that far). Great deal for price (provided rebate comes...

Somewhat steep learning curve with included S/W. Had to play with it awhile to figure out how it works, but OK for the price (included with scanner). S/W won't do searchable PDFs (my AIO scanner, bought over a year ago, will)

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

CHEAP NOT Recommended

 

Plustek should upgrade the software. It least make the UI better(not something like an software in Windows 3.11). Have not tried it with Ubuntu yet, do not expect it to work.

Too Cheap to reject. Do not need a power adapter. Acceptable imaginge quality. Once it is working, it is nice

Do not support Vista perfectly. Take a little long time to make it working on a WinXP Computer. The software is totally old-fashioned. Get a Canon or something if you want everything simple and clean. This is not some plug&play baby, you might have to...

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

You won't get the rebate!

 

Scanner is convenient and of does an acceptable job, but the accompanying software is poor ; I bought the scanner in December and immediately sent in my rebate application and have heard nothing. There's no web site to check on rebate status, and they...

Small size

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: ss (newegg.com)

Dont rely on Rebate

 

I have purchased this product last year nov-dec and did not get the rebate yet. they dont have site a to verify the rebate status.

good scanner

poor software

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: alex_jorge (newegg.com)

great portable scanner XP laptop 3 years running so far

 

I would recommend this scanner based on price, ease of use, scan quality, size, portability, lack of XP problems, and size.

I don't intend to use Vista and have not wanted to use Vista, so my review only concerns XP. I have installed the supplied drivers on 3 different laptops (Sony Z505s, Dell Inspiron 700m and 710m) and 3 different desktops (all Asus mobo's). I scan using...

The motor squeaks a bit now and I worry that the scans won't be smooth - but still haven't had a problem. Yeah, the USB port is on the side instead of on the back, but so what?

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: alex_jorge (newegg.com)

great portable scanner XP laptop 3 years running so far

 

I would recommend this scanner based on price, ease of use, scan quality, size, portability, lack of XP problems, and size. If you buy from NewEgg (one of the few things that I own that I haven't bought from NewEgg) then you don't have to worry about...

I don't intend to use Vista and have not wanted to use Vista, so my review only concerns XP. I have installed the supplied drivers on 3 different laptops (Sony Z505s, Dell Inspiron 700m and 710m) and 3 different desktops (all Asus mobo's). I scan using...

The motor squeaks a bit now and I worry that the scans won't be smooth - but still haven't had a problem. Yeah, the USB port is on the side instead of on the back, but so what

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: Meat (newegg.com)

Plustek 2420 Scanner

 

Would have like the USB connecting to be at the rear of the scanner. Minor concern, not a deal killer....

My Visioneer stopped working. Logged into Newegg for a scanner. Came across the Plustek 2420. Great price. Worked out of the box. Scans, prints, etc. are excellent. Money well spent

None

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: AFCrules (newegg.com)

Nice unit if hooked up directly

 

I wanted a slim, small footprint scanner vs. the traditional flatbed desk stealer. I had to chose between the Canon and this unit, and feel I made the right choice for me so far. Scans come out very nice, the machine is very quiet, scans pretty fast...

Price. Very light and compact. Very quiet. No AC power supply (*) needed, multiple holders for slides, negatives, the UFO etc. Enough hot buttons to cover all my needs plus (1) custom which is a must on any scanner I buy

(*) the power supplied through the USB cable is a nice feature, but the cord is a bit short (5' 2") and limits placement options. I've tried (2) different "powered" USB hubs to extend the cable, and different brand longer cables to no avail. Scanners...

Feb, 2008

Product Specifications

High performance, high resolution, ultra-slim elegant layout. It is difficult not to be attracted to the OpticSlim 2420. The OpticSlim 2420 is capable of scanning A4-size documents at optical resolution 1200 dpi and is power cord free - it uses a USB 2.0 High Speed connection, acquiring power from the computer. Moreover, USB 2.0 High Speed offers faster data delivery, up to 4 times faster than a USB 1.1 interface. The lid uses specially designed hinges, a feature which is ideal for thicker books and 3D object scanning. The OpticSlim 2420 is the perfect companion for the mobile executive. It is so compact (3.3 cm height) that it can be easily packed in a briefcase, alongside the laptop. The OpticSlim 2420 is always ready to scan and organize all of your documents, photos, articles, brochures and business cards. Whether you're in the office or on the road, the OpticSlim 2420 will lighten your load.

Certificates

Certification:CE, FCC, UL/cUL / CE, FCC, UL/cUL, TÜV

Design

Built-in display:N
Scan type:Flatbed Scanner
Scanner Type:Flatbed

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:14.7in/14.9in
Height:1.3in
Weight:3.1lbs
Width:10.1in

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Plustek
Model:2420/2420T
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Plustek OpticSlim

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):10.1 x 14.9 x 1.3

Packaging Content

Bundled software:NewSoft Presto! PageManager 6.0 LE\nNewSoft Presto! ImageFolio 4\nNewSoft Presto! Mr. Photo 3\nABBYY FineReader 5.0 Sprint\nAdobe Acrobat Reader

Paper Handling

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

Performance

Sensor Type:CIS

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:USB 2.0

Scanner

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:1200dpi
Max Supported Document Size:8.5 in x 11.7 in
Max Supported Media Size:8.5 in x 11.7 in
Max V-Optical Resolution:2400dpi
Media Feeder Type:Manual load
Supported Document Type:Plain paper/Plain paper / Film
Supported Media Type:Film / Plain paper/Plain paper
Type:Flatbed scanner

Scanning

Color scanning: Yes
Film scanning: No
Gray scale levels:16
Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan size:8.5 x 11.7
Optical scanning resolution:1200 x 2400

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty

System Requirements

Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows XP, 2000, Vista / Microsoft Windows XP, Me, 98, 2000
Minimum hard disk space:160
Minimum processor:Pentium
Minimum RAM:128
Minimum system requirements:CD-ROM, USB Port, 64 MB RAM, 600 MB free HDD space, High Color graphic card / CD-ROM, USB, 64 MB RAM, 160 MB free HDD space, High Color graphic card
OS Required:Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP/Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:3.09