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Umax Astra 3400

Umax Astra 3400
alaScore 72

88 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 88 reviews of Umax Astra 3400. 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 Umax Astra 3400 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: (pcworld.com)

Umax Astra 3400

 

An easy-to-use scanner capable of delivering fine-quality images.

Consider the bargain-priced Umax Astra 3400 a double treat for casual home and office users who want an easy-to-use scanner capable of delivering fine-quality images.

Jul, 2000

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Umax Astra 3400

 

Consumer review by: tawananbd (epinions.com)

If you see a bunch for sale on ebay, that must mean something.

 

I originally got this scanner to run under Windows 98. It worked adequately, although I never could get a good scan on photos. Every single one of them had stripes and lines all through them. I got the scanner used, so maybe that had something to do ...

Good price, good software bundle, adequate for faxing and documents.

Freezes up, bad-quality color scans, cannot get it to work with XP.

Aug, 2004

Consumer review by: lpopov (epinions.com)

worst support you can ever get

 

(this is an actual correspondence with their tech support, please read the bottommost first)

no comment

ever heard of a company selling DRIVERS?

May, 2003

Consumer review by: gold10go4 (epinions.com)

Find another brand

 

Inexpensive

Questionable software ; little or no tech support

Aug, 2002

Consumer review by: gold10go4 (epinions.com)

Find another brand

 

This is a scanner for the occasional user, not for someone looking for speed. The VistaScan software packaged with the scanner is probably one of the worst available in the marketplace. It's slow, not very intuitive, and lacking in sophistication for...

Inexpensive

Questionable software ; little or no tech support

Aug, 2002

Consumer review by: hawknoah (epinions.com)

Seems Good to Me

 

I thought a scanner would be a useful addition to my home PC, so I tried to find a steal on just anything. Well when the initial scanner a bought (a no-name brand I can't even recall) crashed my system (2-3 year old Gateway running Windows 98) and took...

Works fine as expected

Not super fast ; incompatible with XP

Jun, 2002

Consumer review by: mwingeier (epinions.com)

Good scanner at price

 

I bought this scanner to replace my Artec AT6 SCSI scanner, simply because I ran out of slots and wanted a USB device. I find that it scans well, though some of the photos suffer from banding, which is not in the photo itself. Other than that, OCR...

Cheap, USB, some good software

Warm-up routine before each scan, misleading specs

May, 2002

Consumer review by: jazz976 (epinions.com)

OK scanner, bad company

 

The UMAX Astra 3400 is an OK scanner. But UMAX is one of the worst companies I have ever run in to in terms of customer support. First, about the scanner.

Good color, resolution. One-touch buttons.

Terrible customer support, not a good company.

Mar, 2002

Consumer review by: jazz976 (epinions.com)

OK scanner, bad company

 

Good color, resolution. One-touch buttons.

Terrible customer support, not a good company.

Mar, 2002

Product Specifications

The UMAX Astra 3400 offers the speed of USB technology and high resolution for fast, versatile, and high-quality image capture. The Astra 3400 gives you trillions of sharp, vibrant colors. The Astra 3400 features the exclusive Intelligent Imaging Process Engine (IIPE), which automatically optimizes images and text to ensure that you get great results every time you scan. UMAX' exclusive IIPE technology automatically detects if your document or photograph should be color, gray, or black and white; automatically assigns the optimum resolution for scanning; automatically crops your image; automatically rotates the scanned image if it is askew on the scan bed. Featuring fast push-button scanning, the Astra 3400 includes Scan, Copy, Custom (E-mail or OCR), and Power Saving buttons. By combining the push-button functionality and Intelligent Image Process Engine (IIPE) technology, UMAX has provided users with the functionality to scan many types of reflective media with just a push of a button. The Power Saving button allows the user to power-off the scanner's fluorescent lamp without losing the connection to the computer through the USB port. To power back on the scanner's lamp, simply press the Power Saving button a second time. There is no need to refresh your computer since the USB connection through the USB port was maintained.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:18.2in
Height:2.6in
Width:11.6in

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:UMAX Technologies
Model:3400/3400U
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:UMAX Astra

Miscellaneous

Refurbished:Refurbished

Scanner

Color Depth:42-bit color
Document Feeder Type:Manual load
Form Factor:Desktop
Grayscale Depth:14-bit gray
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:USB
Max H-Optical Resolution:600dpi
Max Supported Document Size:8.5 in x 11.7 in/A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)
Max Supported Media Size:8.5 in x 11.7 in/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 8.1 / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 95/98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP/Apple MacOS 8.1 or later / Microsoft Windows 98/2000 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition/Apple MacOS 8.5.1 or later / Microsoft Windows 98/2000 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP