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Plustek OpticBook 3800

Plustek OpticBook 3800
alaScore 88

85 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 reviews of Plustek OpticBook 3800. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, 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 3800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Plustek OpticBook 3800

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Plustek OpticBook 3800 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Plustek OpticBook 3800 Professional Book ScannerPlustek OpticBook 3800 Professional Book Scanner

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Plustek OpticBook 3800

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Plustek OpticBook 3800 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.com.

66% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Plustek OpticBook 3800 Book ScannerPlustek OpticBook 3800 Book Scanner

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Tony Hoffman (pcmag.com)

Plustek OpticBook 3800

 

The Plustek OpticBook 3800 lets you easily scan books or other bound material, minimizing distortion and shadow artifacts that are unavoidable with standard flatbed scanners.

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. Also scans documents and photos.

Mediocre scan quality. Lacks an automatic document feeder (ADF). Can't scan pages larger than A4 size.

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Aug, 2012

Expert review by: expertreviews.co.uk (expertreviews.co.uk)

Plustek OpticBook 3800 review

 

This scanner is a good idea for anyone needing to archive books or magazines, but its performance in our tests suggest it's not worth the premium price

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Robin Morris (techadvisor.co.uk)

Plustek OpticBook 3800 review

 

Plustek's OpticBook 3800 scanner doesn't look particularly innovative or interesting, and its appearance can be politely described as functional. The control panel is simplicity itself, with four buttons, three of them (all very generously...

Nonetheless, provided you don't mind holding down the lid for books and other difficult source material, the Plustek OpticBook 3800's results should prove very pleasing. It's fast and accurate, and when combined with the very latest OCR software, will...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: adrianmorant (gadgetspeak.com)

Scanning Brought To Book : Plustek OpticBook 3800 Professional Book Scanner

 

Although an ordinary flat-bed scanner handles individual documents and photos without any difficulty, there are problems when one needs to scan pages in a book or any other bound material. This is because the spine prevents the pages being held flat on...

It is black and silver in colour and is roughly 11 x 18 x 4inches high. With its large Cancel, Colour, Grayscale and B&W buttons it has a business-like appearance. Unlike normal flat-bed scanners, where the edge of the glass platen is an inch or more...

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: dave (newegg.com)

Works well for scanning bound material

 

Scans bound material well because there is no edge you can get the materials to wrap around the scanner enough to get to the inner margin of the page. Even if loose some with the material tight against the edge you can move it where middle part of the...

Scan quality could be better I find that I need to do some post processing in photo shop to get the best results. This is NOT a good scanner for doing photo enlargements as the quality of the scans are not enough for that. For digitizing a collection...

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: David S. (newegg.com)

Works well for scanning bound material

 

Scans bound material well because there is no edge you can get the materials to wrap around the scanner enough to get to the inner margin of the page. Even if loose some with the material tight against the edge you can move it where middle part of the...

Scan quality could be better I find that I need to do some post processing in photo shop to get the best results. This is NOT a good scanner for doing photo enlargements as the quality of the scans are not enough for that. For digitizing a collection...

Oct, 2013

Product Specifications

Certificates

Certification:WEEE, RoHS
Energy Star certified:No / Y
RoHS compliance:Y

Design

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

Energy Management

Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:100-240 / 24
Power consumption (standby):4.3 / 8
Power consumption (typical):18
Power supply type:AC/USB / DC

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 40

Other Features

Scan time:7

Packaging Content

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

Paper Handling

ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4
Legal: Yes
Letter: Yes
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Scanning media types supported:Plain Paper

Performance

Button functions:B/W scan, Color scan, Delete, Grayscale scan
Daily duty cycle (max):2500
Light Source:CCFL
Scan drivers:TWAIN
Scan file formats:JPG, PDF, PNG
Scan to:Image
Sensor Type:CCD

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:USB 2.0

Power

Current:0.75
Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:100-240 / 24
Power consumption (standby):4.3 / 8
Power consumption (typical):18
Power supply type:AC/USB / DC

Scanning

ADF scan speed (b/w, A4):8.5
ADF scan speed (color, A4):8.5
ADF scan speed (colour, A4):8.5
Black/white scanning color modes:Grayscale, Monochrome
Color scanning: Yes
Duplex scanning: No
Film scanning: No
Flatbed scan speed (b/w, A4):7
Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan size:11.7 x 8.5 / 8.5 x 11.7
Optical scanning resolution:1200 x 1200 / 1200 x 2400
Output color depth:24
Output colour depth:24
Output grayscale depth:8
Output monochrome depth:1
Scan speed (colour, low res, A4):7

System Requirements

Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / 7 / Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Minimum hard disk space:800
Minimum processor:Pentium IV 2.0 GHz / Pentium® IV 2.0 GHz processor
Minimum RAM:1024 / 512
USB required: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.2
Height:4.13
Package depth:21.3
Package height:16.7
Package width:7.8
Weight:7.5
Width:17.8