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UMAX Astra 3450

UMAX Astra 3450
alaScore 60

37 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews of UMAX Astra 3450. The average rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Scanners for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the UMAX Astra 3450 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 60/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 37 reviews)

User Reviews  

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Amazon.com review summary for UMAX Astra 3450

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of UMAX Astra 3450 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.com.

31% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Umax Astra 3450 Scanner

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For positive - very good, for negative - very bad.

 

Rather compact, excellent price, scanning positive image is very well

Poor software, problems with USB, scanning of color negatives is bad

Consumer review by:

For positive - very good, for negative - very bad.

 

The rather compact and flat body is made of light plastics. The cover made from gray plastics, contrasts with color of body. Before a cover on the upper board four round buttons for controls and management of "green mode", and also one indicator are...

Rather compact, excellent price, scanning positive image is very well

Poor software, problems with USB, scanning of color negatives is bad

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Do not buy, not worth your hard earned dollars...

 

I initially purchased the hp 3300C, I thought hp was for quality but I got nothing but headaches, I use win2k and in order to have it supported under win2k, I would have to buy a CD from HP for $10 to have the drivers and such so I returned it(I...

none

slow, scans are grainy, tech support a joke, pricey for a piece of junk

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Do not buy, not worth your hard earned dollars...

 

none

slow, scans are grainy, tech support a joke, pricey for a piece of junk

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UMAX Astra 3450 GREAT but only for newer Macs

 

built in transparency adapter, lower price

USB card incompatiblities

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UMAX Astra 3450 GREAT but only for newer Macs

 

I know this scanner works great. I've SEEN it work great...on a G4. I, however, have a mac clone (PowerBase 180 with a G3 upgrade) with a USB card and therein lies the problem.

built in transparency adapter, lower price

USB card incompatiblities

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Installation by braille

 

The scanner works fine it seems, but Beware: if you are one of those folks who operates a computer with some trepidation and feels as though you've completed a moon landing whenever you install a new printer or piece of software, have someone help you...

The scanner seems to operate.

The instructions and installation are awfull.

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Installation by braille

 

The scanner seems to operate.

The instructions and installation are awfull.

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Plug and play

 

good price, easy setup

possible USB placement problem

Consumer review by:

Plug and play

 

Bought this for work, and it's very small - much smaller than I expected. I tried doing a transparency scan, and it came out fine,with one small exception: a piece of dust in the scan. No problem, I thought, I'll just clean the glass. Good thought,...

good price, easy setup

possible USB placement problem

Product Specifications

The UMAX Astra 3450 Series offers the speed of USB technology and 600 x 1200 dpi resolution for fast, versatile, and high quality image capture. Featuring a 14-bit internal analog-to- digital converter for true 42-bit internal color, the Astra 3450 series gives you trillions of sharp, vibrant colors. The Astra 3450 series features a Universal Transparency Cover (UTC) for scanning up to 4" x 5" transparent media. The UTC enables the Astra 3450 series to scan slides as well as negatives, making it a truly versatile scanner.

Dimensions & Weight

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

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:UMAX Technologies
Model:3450
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:UMAX Astra

Scanner

Color Depth:42-bit color
Document Feeder Type:Manual load
Form Factor:Desktop
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:USB
Max H-Optical Resolution:600dpi
Max Supported Document Size:Letter A Size (8.5 in x 11 in)
Max Supported Media Size:Letter A Size (8.5 in x 11 in)
Max V-Optical Resolution:1200dpi
Media Feeder Type:Manual load
Supported Document Type:Transparencies / Plain paper
Supported Media Type:Plain paper / Transparencies
Type:Flatbed scanner

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 8.1 / Microsoft Windows 98/2000
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