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UMAX Astra MX3

UMAX Astra MX3
alaScore 70

12 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of UMAX Astra MX3. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, 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 MX3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 70/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 12 reviews)

User Reviews  

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Consumer review by: dncswknivs (epinions.com)

Scan This!

 

The Astra MX3 falls into a very large class of scanners priced under $200. There is little to make it stand out from the host of inexpensive, relatively quality scanners flooding the market.

Dual Interface, bundled software package

slow, small scanning bed

Aug, 2000

Consumer review by: blaird_us (epinions.com)

You get what you pay for: a $179 Scanner

 

Good Image, Fast Scan

Feeble Software, Fragile Scanner, Short Cable

Jun, 2000

Consumer review by: blaird_us (epinions.com)

You get what you pay for: a $179 Scanner

 

I purchased this scanner because I liked the dual interface feature as well as the push button feature. However, the scanner was a bit cheap. In fact, the scanner's lid was so flimsy, it seemed fragile! The picture quality was excellent, and the...

Good Image, Fast Scan

Feeble Software, Fragile Scanner, Short Cable

Jun, 2000

Consumer review by: armatage20 (epinions.com)

The First in Its Class

 

Fast, Dual Interface

None!

May, 2000

Consumer review by: armatage20 (epinions.com)

The First in Its Class

 

The UMax Astra MX3 is the one of the first scanners in its calls to provide the user with both SCSI and USB interfaces. I tested this scanner using the USB interface on a graphite iMac. I must say, I am very pleased with the scanner. It is very fast...

Fast, Dual Interface

None!

May, 2000

Consumer review by: stalker (epinions.com)

That was simple!!!

 

I do a lot of trading ,selling,and buying on line so a scanner is almost a must with me.

cheap and easy to load an use

nothing as of yet

Feb, 2000

Consumer review by: stalker (epinions.com)

That was simple!!!

 

cheap and easy to load an use

nothing as of yet

Feb, 2000

Consumer review by: dlalonde (epinions.com)

Great Scanner

 

I have had the U Max scanner for almost 6 months. I purchased the U Max scanner because it was a great deal. I paid just a little over $100 for it. It is the first scanner that I had bought and it was well worth it. It scans fast and the quality is...

Great price, easily used.

None that I know of!

Jan, 2000

Consumer review by: iroller (epinions.com)

TIGHT!

 

After I got everything up and running the scanner worked great. The SCSI interface makes scanning fast. Although you can put more than one page in the feeder, it usually sucks up more than one, too. My only other complaint is that there is no way to...

this is FAST!

weak

Jan, 2000

Consumer review by: iroller (epinions.com)

TIGHT!

 

this is FAST!

weak

Jan, 2000
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Product Specifications

The UMAX Astra MX3 is the smart, push button scanner for home and office. With a touch of a button you can scan, copy or send images and documents to popular applications such as Email, document management and image-editing software. With the USB interface, setup is simple. Just plug in the scanner, install the software and you're up and running in minutes. And the Astra MX3 also has a SCSI-2 interface, which provides blazing fast scans for SCSI-enabled Macintosh computer systems. The Astra MX3 is, without question, intended for Macintosh users. With a cool blue translucent design, it is the perfect compliment to Apple's popular iMac and Power Macintosh computers.

Dimensions & Weight

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

Header

Compatibility:Mac
Country Kits:United States
Localization:English
Manufacturer:UMAX Technologies
Model:MX3
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):Fast SCSI
Max H-Optical Resolution:600dpi
Max Supported Document Size:8.5 in x 11.7 in
Max Supported Media Size:8.5 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:Limited lifetime warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 8.0 or later