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UMAX Astra 1200S

UMAX Astra 1200S
alaScore 67

13 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of UMAX Astra 1200S. The average rating for this product is 2.9/5, 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 UMAX Astra 1200S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 67/100 = Good quality.

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(Based on 13 reviews)

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Consumer review by: maniac42 (epinions.com)

Great scanner

 

I purchased my Astra 1200S about a year before scanner prices plunged, but I still have no regrets. After over 10 years of use, the unit still works flawlessly. The only shortcoming I found was the rather basic SCSI interface card that came with it, ...

Good performance ; OCR software

Use of DB-25 interface ; 16-bit software

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: MHowe12730 (epinions.com)

Good Scanner - Bad Software

 

Scans great, works great

Setup software has problems

Jan, 2001

Consumer review by: MHowe12730 (epinions.com)

Good Scanner - Bad Software

 

I bought my scanner a couple of years ago so that I could scan all my pictures and put them up on a website that I have. I also wanted to be able to print pictures out, without having to go to the photo developing place and paying an arm and a leg...

Scans great, works great

Setup software has problems

Jan, 2001

Consumer review by: Hawkee (epinions.com)

NO complaints here!

 

I have owned one scanner. ONE. You may say "what makes you think this is the best?" Well....One scanner means that in 5+ years I have had no problems at all with it. It has performed above and beyond its expectations, AND I still own it!

clear images, low priced

big and bulky....scsi port

Nov, 2000

Consumer review by: Hawkee (epinions.com)

NO complaints here!

 

clear images, low priced

big and bulky....scsi port

Nov, 2000

Consumer review by: katybay (epinions.com)

Great Until Windows ME

 

It is there.

It doesn't work with Windows ME.

Sep, 2000

Consumer review by: katybay (epinions.com)

Great Until Windows ME

 

I purchased this scanner for use in my small home based business and was very pleased until I upgraded my Windows 98 to Windows ME. All hardware/software I used under Windows 98 worked under Windows ME except for my UMAX 1200S Scanner. It worked fine...

It is there.

It doesn't work with Windows ME.

Sep, 2000

Consumer review by: martytdx (epinions.com)

Easy as you get

 

I got this scanner about 5 years ago, and throughout that time, I have never had a problem (well, when I upgraded to Windows 98, I had to send for a free software upgrade, but that's very minor). So, the minuses are VERY few, but the plusses - well,...

solid construction, easy to use

a bit slow

Sep, 2000

Consumer review by: CappyBS (epinions.com)

UMAX? More like UMinimum!

 

Relatively inexpensive

Poor performance in every aspect: hardware, software and Customer Support.

Aug, 2000

Consumer review by: CappyBS (epinions.com)

UMAX? More like UMinimum!

 

Purchased over a year ago and experienced problems from the very beginning, few of which were solved. Equipment is now in the dumpster and has been replaced by a different brand (Canon N1220U, which incidentally, installed and is working perfectly...

Relatively inexpensive

Poor performance in every aspect: hardware, software and Customer Support.

Aug, 2000
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Product Specifications

The UMAX Astra 12O0S not only scans photos and documents at 600x1200 Dots-Per-Inch resolution, this top-notch flatbed scanner is built with a SCSI interface for high speed scanning. It provides 30-bit color quality with UMAX patented Bit Enhancement Technology. The 1200S is an excellent addition to any graphics or corporate communications department. The 1200S ships with a full-version of VISTA Scan, Adobe PhotoDeluxe, Caere OmniPage LE, NewSoft Presto! PageManager. The Astra 1200S also has an optional transparency adapter to give you even more flexibility.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:21.1in
Height:4.1in
Weight:12.8lbs
Width:12.9in

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:UMAX Technologies
Model:1200S
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:UMAX Astra

Scanner

Color Depth:30-bit color
Document Feeder Type:Manual load
Form Factor:Desktop
Grayscale Depth:10-bit gray
Interface Type:Fast SCSI
Max H-Optical Resolution:600dpi/600ppi
Max Supported Document Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Supported Media Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max V-Optical Resolution:1200dpi/1200ppi
Media Feeder Type:Manual load
Supported Document Type:Plain paper/Transparencies / Plain paper
Supported Media Type:Plain paper/Plain paper / Transparencies
Type:Flatbed scanner

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS / Microsoft Windows 3.x/95/98 / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0