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Umax Astra 6400

Umax Astra 6400
alaScore 64

17 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the Umax Astra 6400 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 64/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 17 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for Umax Astra 6400

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Umax Astra 6400 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.com.

46% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Don't be fooled

 

Firewire connection ; Decent scanning quality

Just as slow as USB scanners ; Rudimentary software/drivers

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Don't be fooled

 

I bought the Astra 6400 scanner because of its Firewire connection, and because of a very favorable CNet review. My opinion of CNet has gone down considerably, because I think they failed to appreciate the true nature of what Umax did with this...

Firewire connection ; Decent scanning quality

Just as slow as USB scanners ; Rudimentary software/drivers

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Consumer review by:

UMAX Astra 6400

 

IEEE1394 connectivity, not only for the scanner. N.B. NOT only for the MAC!

Button assignments don't always work, feels & looks flimsy

Consumer review by:

UMAX Astra 6400

 

If you are looking for excellent quality results from a scanner, this one is not for you. For a "home use" scanning where superb results are not the aim, then by all means this scanner is ideal.

IEEE1394 connectivity, not only for the scanner. N.B. NOT only for the MAC!

Button assignments don't always work, feels & looks flimsy

Product Specifications

The UMAX Astra 6400 offers the fast speed of FireWire/IEEE-1394 technology along with hot-pluggable support for fast, versatile, and high quality image capture. The Astra 6400 is up to twice as fast as identical SCSI scanner. With hot-pluggability user can connect or disconnect the scanner at any time without restarting the system. A FireWire/1394 card (for PC) is also included with the Astra 6400. With 600 x 1200 dpi optical resolution, the Astra 6400 provides image scalability allowing the user to scan and enlarge slides and other media. Featuring 42-bit internal color, it will also provide billions of sharp, vibrant colors. UMAX' exclusive Intelligent Image Process Engine (IIPE) automatically detects whether a document or photograph would best be rendered in color, grayscale, or black and white. Unlike most scanners, the Astra 6400 does not require the user to define media type, color type or size. IIPE technology also determines the optimal resolution, auto-crops the image area, and even rotates the output to the correct orientation if the source image is askew on the scanner bed. The Astra 6400 offers a solid software solution including Adobe Photoshop LE, OmniPage LE OCR and Presto! PageManager. Adobe Photoshop LE software delivers a set of the image-editing tools preferred by graphic design professionals around the world.

Dimensions & Weight

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

Header

Compatibility:Mac/PC
Manufacturer:Apple/UMAX Technologies
Model:6400
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:UMAX Astra

Scanner

Color Depth:42-bit color
Document Feeder Type:Manual load
Form Factor:Desktop
Grayscale Depth:14-bit gray
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:IEEE 1394 (FireWire)
Interface Type (2nd): None
Max H-Optical Resolution:600dpi
Max Supported Document Size:8.5 in x 11.7 in/Letter A Size (8.5 in x 11 in)
Max Supported Media Size:8.5 in x 11.7 in/Letter A Size (8.5 in x 11 in)
Max V-Optical Resolution:1200dpi
Media Feeder Type:Manual load
Supported Document Type:Plain paper/Transparencies / Plain paper
Supported Media Type:Plain paper/Plain paper / Transparencies
Type:Flatbed scanner

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 9.0 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP/Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP
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