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Plustek SmartOffice PS456U

Plustek SmartOffice PS456U
alaScore 86

4 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews of Plustek SmartOffice PS456U. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Plustek SmartOffice PS456U is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Plustek SmartOffice PS456U from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on

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Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Tony Hoffman (

Plustek SmartOffice PS456U


The Plustek SmartOffice PS456U compact document scanner is wicked-fast when scanning in grayscale to image PDF.

Lightning fast in grayscale mode. Nearly matched its rated speeds for scanning to image PDF. Scanned two-sided pages quickly. Great OCR performance. Built for heavy-duty scanning.

Slow in scanning to searchable PDF, especially at default settings. Poor business card scanning performance. Scanning from profiles identified by number can be awkward.

If you need to frequently archive documents as searchable PDFs, the Editors' Choice Xerox DocuMate 5445 and Kodak i2600 are better choices. But if lightning-fast scanning to grayscale image PDF fits your bill, the Plustek SmartOffice PS456U provides...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Tony Hoffman (

Plustek SmartOffice PS456U


The Plustek SmartOffice PS456U is a wicked-fast document scanner when scanning in grayscale to image PDF.

Jan, 2014

Product Specifications


Energy Star certified: Yes


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

Energy Management

Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:100-240 / 24
Power consumption (standby):7.2
Power consumption (typical):18
Power supply type:AC

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:100 / 60

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Plustek DocAction\nPlustek DocTWAIN\nABBYY FineReader Sprint\nNewSoft Presto! PageManager 9 SE
Drivers included: Yes

Paper Handling

Auto Document Feeder (ADF) media weight:40 - 220
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4
Legal: Yes
Letter: Yes
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum scan area (ADF):8.5 x 98.4
Maximum scan length:200
Maximum scan width:9.61
Minimum scan area (ADF):0.52 x 0.52
Minimum scan area (Auto Document Feeder):0.52 x 0.52
Multi feed detection:Y
Scanning media types supported:Business Card / Envelopes, Plain paper, Plastic Card, Recycled paper, Thin paper, Transparencies


Button functions:Down, Scan, Up / Scan, Up / Up, Scan
Daily duty cycle (max):8000
Light Source:LED
Scan drivers:ISIS, TWAIN
Scan file formats:JPG, PDF
Sensor Type:CCD / CMOS dual CIS

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:USB 2.0


Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:100-240 / 24
Power consumption (standby):7.2
Power consumption (typical):18
Power supply type:AC


ADF scan speed (b/w, A4):80
ADF scan speed (color, A4):45
ADF scan speed (colour, A4):45
Black/white scanning color modes:Grayscale, Monochrome
Color scanning: Yes
Duplex ADF scan speed (b/w, A4):160
Duplex ADF scan speed (color, A4):90
Duplex scanning:Y / Yes
Film scanning: No
Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan size:8.5 x 98.4
Optical scanning resolution:600 x 600
Output color depth:24
Output colour depth:24
Output grayscale depth:8
Output monochrome depth:1

System Requirements

Minimum hard disk space:800
Minimum processor:Pentium IV 2.0 GHz / Pentium IV 2.0 GHz processor (Pentium IV 3.0 GHz processor recommended) / Pentium IV 2.0GHz
Minimum RAM:1024
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 / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.98 / 9.09
Height:8.98 / 9.09