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Plustek PS286 PLUS

Plustek PS286 PLUS
alaScore 86

42 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 reviews of Plustek PS286 PLUS. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, 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 PS286 PLUS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Plustek PS286 PLUS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Plustek PS286 PLUS from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.com.

59% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Plustek SmartOffice PS286 Plus Document ScannerPlustek SmartOffice PS286 Plus Document Scanner

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Tony Hoffman (pcmag.com)

Plustek SmartOffice PS286 Plus

 

The Plustek SmartOffice PS286 Plus is modestly-priced for a desktop document scanner that provides decent speed and a solid feature set for a small or home office.

Good price for its capabilities. Scans in duplex. 50-sheet ADF. Multiple scanning methods and destinations. Comes with soft carrying case.

Single-character display.

As a modestly-priced document scanner, the Plustek SmartOffice PS286 Plus can get the job done for small or home offices needing to scan up to about 1,500 pages per day. It's not as fast as the Editors' Choice Canon imageFormula DR-C125, but it...

Sep, 2012

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

Plustek SmartOffice PS286 Plus review

 

While standalone flatbed scanners may be increasingly scarce, the sheet-fed (or document) scanning sector continues to introduce new models.

The Plustek SmartOffice PS286 Plus lacks the portability of the Fujitsu, but it is far more functional overall. The TWAIN-compliant drivers are an asset, and the software bundle is well thought out. With a little training, this could be a very...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Kelvyn Taylor (v3.co.uk)

Plustek SmartOffice PS286 Plus review

 

Plustek's new portable desktop ADF scanner, the SmartOffice PS286 Plus, combines versatile and fast duplex document scanning with a small footprint. It's intended for personal or front-desk use, and can scan plastic ID or credit cards.

Handles business cards and plastic cards very well; high daily duty cycle; compact; easy to use; creates searchable PDFs

Software looks old-fashioned; overlapping program functions; scan settings very detailed and not very intuitive

With good paper handling, credit card scanning and a decent software bundle, the SmartOffice PS286 Plus is a good choice for those needing a versatile, compact scanner.

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: DraconPern (newegg.com)

Great

 

Fast and doesn't jam. Software has lots of features yet easy to set up. Confirmed to work well with Windows 7. Bought several for the office

None

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: Kirby (newegg.com)

tech support makes it a top buy

 

I would likely not have had as much difficulty with setup if I took the time to really explore the software

The best tech support I ever experienced. Mike and Ed worked me through the setup and made several call-backs while they research my questions and problems. The scanner works well, is easy to maintain and is built well. It has a good daily duty cycle...

The software is not as intuitive as I would have preferred, but that could be me. With Mike and Ed around I was up and running though

Jan, 2011

Product Specifications

Certificates

Certification:FCC Class B, CE
Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Built-in display:N / Y
Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Grey
Scan type:Flatbed & ADF scanner / Flatbed Scanner
Scanner Type:ADF scanner / Flatbed / Flatbed & ADF

Energy Management

Input Voltage:24
Power supply type:AC / AC/USB / DC

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:50
Standard input capacity:50

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 40

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):10.4 x 5.02 x 5.83
Image formats supported:JPG, PNG, TIF
Minimum scan size:13.2 x 13.2 mm
Power Requirements:24 V, 0.75 A
Scan media weight:50 - 105
Simplex scan speed (black & white):25
Simplex scan speed (colour):8
TWAIN compliance interface: Yes
Weight:3.66
Weight (imperial):3.66

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB
Cleaning cloth:Y
Drivers included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y

Paper Handling

Auto Document Feeder (ADF) media weight:50 - 105 / 50 - 150
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4 / A4, A5, A6 / A4, A5, A6, A7, A8
Legal: Yes
Letter: Yes
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum scan area (ADF):8.5 x 14 / 8.5 x 50
Maximum scan length:98.4
Maximum scan width:8.66
Minimum scan area (ADF):0.52 x 0.52
Minimum scan area (Auto Document Feeder):0.52 x 0.52
Scanning media types supported:Business Card, Plastic Card / Card stock, Envelopes, Photo paper, Plain paper / Envelopes, Plain paper, Plastic Card, Recycled paper, Thick paper, Thin paper, Transparencies

Performance

Button functions:Down, Scan, Up
Daily duty cycle (max):1500
Light Source:LED
Maximum duty cycle:45000
Scan drivers:TWAIN
Scan file formats:JPG, PDF, TIFF
Scan to:E-mail, File, FTP, OCR / E-mail, File, OCR
Sensor Type:CIS / CMOS dual CIS

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:USB 2.0

Power

Current:0.75
Input Voltage:24
Power consumption (off):0.3
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):18
Power supply type:AC / AC/USB / DC

Scanning

ADF scan speed (b/w, A4):25
ADF scan speed (color, A4):25 / 8
ADF scan speed (colour, A4):25 / 8
Black/white scanning color modes:Grayscale, Monochrome
Color scanning: Yes
Duplex ADF scan speed (b/w, A4):50
Duplex ADF scan speed (color, A4):8
Duplex ADF scan speed (colour, A4):8
Duplex scanning: Yes
Film scanning: No
Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan size:8.5 x 14 / 8.5 x 50 / 8.66 x 14
Optical scanning resolution:600 x 600
Output color depth:24
Output colour depth:24
Output grayscale depth:8
Output monochrome depth:1

System Requirements

Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / 7 / Windows 2000\nWindows XP\nWindows Vista\nWindows 7 / Windows XP/2000/Vista.
Linux operating systems supported:Y / Yes
Mac compatibility: No
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite,Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion,Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Minimum hard disk space:800
Minimum processor:1 GHz / Intel Pentium III, 1.0 GHz / Pentium IV 2.0 GHz / Pentium IV 2.0 GHz processor (Pentium IV 3.0 GHz processor recommended)
Minimum RAM:1000 / 1024 / 256
Minimum system requirements:CD-ROM / CD-ROM, USB
USB required: Yes
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows 8 x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:5.04
Height:5.83
Weight:3.66
Width:10.4