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Plustek PS286 PLUS

Plustek PS286 PLUS
alaScore 88

42 reviews

Dec, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 reviews of Plustek PS286 PLUS. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and size. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Plustek PS286 PLUS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Plustek PS286 PLUS from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Comments about the size and design are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size


59% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2021

Expert review by : Tony Hoffman (

Plustek SmartOffice PS286 Plus


The Plustek SmartOffice PS286 Plus is modestly-priced for a desktop document scanner that provides decent speed and a solid feature set for a small or home office.

Good price for its capabilities. Scans in duplex. 50-sheet ADF. Multiple scanning methods and destinations. Comes with soft carrying case.

Single-character display.

As a modestly-priced document scanner, the Plustek SmartOffice PS286 Plus can get the job done for small or home offices needing to scan up to about 1,500 pages per day. It's not as fast as the Editors' Choice Canon imageFormula DR-C125, but it...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Robin Morris (

Plustek SmartOffice PS286 Plus review


While standalone flatbed scanners may be increasingly scarce, the sheet-fed (or document) scanning sector continues to introduce new models.

The Plustek SmartOffice PS286 Plus lacks the portability of the Fujitsu, but it is far more functional overall. The TWAIN-compliant drivers are an asset, and the software bundle is well thought out. With a little training, this could be a very...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Kelvyn Taylor (

Plustek SmartOffice PS286 Plus review


Plustek's new portable desktop ADF scanner, the SmartOffice PS286 Plus, combines versatile and fast duplex document scanning with a small footprint. It's intended for personal or front-desk use, and can scan plastic ID or credit cards.

Handles business cards and plastic cards very well; high daily duty cycle; compact; easy to use; creates searchable PDFs

Software looks old-fashioned; overlapping program functions; scan settings very detailed and not very intuitive

With good paper handling, credit card scanning and a decent software bundle, the SmartOffice PS286 Plus is a good choice for those needing a versatile, compact scanner.

Mar, 2011

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Fast and doesn't jam. Software has lots of features yet easy to set up. Confirmed to work well with Windows 7. Bought several for the office


Jan, 2014

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tech support makes it a top buy


I would likely not have had as much difficulty with setup if I took the time to really explore the software

The best tech support I ever experienced. Mike and Ed worked me through the setup and made several call-backs while they research my questions and problems. The scanner works well, is easy to maintain and is built well. It has a good daily duty cycle...

The software is not as intuitive as I would have preferred, but that could be me. With Mike and Ed around I was up and running though

Jan, 2011

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