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Umax Astra 2000U

Umax Astra 2000U
alaScore 64

126 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 126 reviews from magazines and websites.

Review analysis

(Based on 126 reviews)

2 expert reviews

User Reviews  

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Amazon.com review summary for Umax Astra 2000U

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 user reviews of Umax Astra 2000U from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.com.

47% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Umax Astra 2000U Flatbed USB Scanner (PC/Mac)Umax Astra 2100U Flatbed USB Scanner (PC/Mac)UMAX ASTRO 2100U

Expert review by:

Umax Astra 2100U

 

Good scan quality, push-button scanning and copying, optional transparency adapter.

Consumer review by:

Only fair performance with a Mac G4 and Photoshop

 

It's cheapScans are of acceptable quality

Frequent crashesNo power switchSlow scanning speed

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UMAX Makes A Good Basic Scanner

 

Comes with plenty of software for scanning, editing, organizing your graphics and text.

Scans somewhat slowly.

Consumer review by:

UMAX Makes A Good Basic Scanner

 

I didn't do my research before buying my scanner at a Computer Show last summer. Luckily, I did reasonably well for my intended use. I was looking for a way to scan some color photos, as well as perhaps some graphics from books or magazines for...

Comes with plenty of software for scanning, editing, organizing your graphics and text.

Scans somewhat slowly.

Consumer review by:

Simple Nice Scanner

 

Construction

Great quality, nice price, cool software

Slow

Consumer review by:

Simple Nice Scanner

 

Great quality, nice price, cool software

Slow

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Good reliable scanner

 

Scans fast, easy to install

The warm up time when you first start it

Consumer review by:

Good reliable scanner

 

I got this scanner about a year ago and I have to say it was worth my $125. The price is lower now because UMAX has more advanced and improved scanners. This is a good scanner because it can scan you pictures at a very high DPI (Dots Per Inch),...

Scans fast, easy to install

The warm up time when you first start it

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Umax Astra-Good squeaky quality

 

Good graphic quality, bulb control, easy installation

Somewhat slow, and it squeaks!

Consumer review by:

Umax Astra-Good squeaky quality

 

I received the UMAX scanner as a Christmas present, because I needed a flatbed scanner for my graphic work. When I opened up the box, I noticed that it had a parallel port instead of USB (so I would have to switch between that and the printer, oops!). ...

Good graphic quality, bulb control, easy installation

Somewhat slow, and it squeaks!

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Product Specifications

The UMAX Astra 2100U is the smart, push button scanner for home, school and office. Use the Astra 2100U to add photos, graphics and text to reports, flyers, Web pages and presentations. With its USB interface, installation is simple- just install the software, plug in the scanner, and you'll be ready to scan in just minutes. Use the push buttons to quickly scan, print, fax, email or perform optical character recognition with just a touch of a button. Now you can perform your favorite scanning functions in one step, without having to touch the computer. The Astra 2100U features true 600 x 1200 dpi CCD resolution and 42-bit color output with UMAX Bit Enhancement Technology. This powerful hardware combination ensures perfect scans every time. Include with the Astra 2100U is the award-winning Adobe PhotoDeluxe software. PhotoDeluxe provides easy step-by-step guided instructions for making greeting cards, calendars, newsletters and more. The Astra 2100U: scanning made simple. This model works with all G3, G4 and iMac products.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:18.4in/18.5in
Height:3.9in
Weight:7.7lbs/8.2lbs
Width:12.2in

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Apple/UMAX Technologies
Model:2000U/2100U
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:UMAX Astra

Scanner

Color Depth:36-bit color
Document Feeder Type:Manual load
Form Factor:Desktop
Grayscale Depth:12-bit gray
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:USB
Interface Type (2nd): None
Max H-Optical Resolution:600dpi
Max Supported Document Size:A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)
Max Supported Media Size:A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)
Max V-Optical Resolution:1200dpi
Media Feeder Type:Manual load
Supported Document Type:Plain paper/Plain paper / Bulk objects (such as books)
Supported Media Type:Bulk objects (such as books) / Plain paper/Plain paper
Type:Flatbed scanner

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 95/98 / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0/Apple MacOS 8.0 / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 95/98/Apple MacOS 8.0 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 95 OSR 2 / Microsoft Windows 98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
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