Umax Astra 2000U Flatbed Scanner

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  • Umax Astra-Good squeaky quality

    Nov 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good graphic quality, bulb control, easy installation
    Cons: Somewhat slow, and it squeaks!

    Summary: I received the UMAX scanner as a Christmas present, because I needed a flatbed scanner for my graphic work. When I opened up the box, I noticed that it had a parallel port instead of USB (so I would have to switch between that and the printer, oops!). ... read more

  • UMAX Makes A Good Basic Scanner

    Mar 17, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Comes with plenty of software for scanning, editing, organizing your graphics and text.
    Cons: Scans somewhat slowly.

    Summary: I didn't do my research before buying my scanner at a Computer Show last summer. Luckily, I did reasonably well for my intended use. I was looking for a way to scan some color photos, as well as perhaps some graphics from books or magazines for sharing ... read more

  • Simple Nice Scanner

    Feb 9, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great quality, nice price, cool software
    Cons: Slow

    Summary: Construction The body is executed from a light plastic. At center of a forward board is the indicator. The cover is lifted up and is fixed in a vertical position, the construction of strengthening allows if necessary fast it to remove and to ... read more

  • Good reliable scanner

    Jan 6, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Scans fast, easy to install
    Cons: The warm up time when you first start it

    Summary: I got this scanner about a year ago and I have to say it was worth my $125. The price is lower now because UMAX has more advanced and improved scanners. This is a good scanner because it can scan you pictures at a very high DPI (Dots Per Inch), ... read more

  • GREAT color and Quality at the Expense of SPEED.

    Sep 16, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good quality scans
    Cons: Slow, slow ,slow

    Summary: Iíve been using scanners for a long time! The UMAX Astra 2000U is the second UMAX scanner I have owned, the first being the UMAX 600S. The 2000U is a really nice scanner for the money. I got mine after mail in rebate for less than $50! You really canít ... read more

  • not bad low end

    Aug 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: price, USB setup, number of programs
    Cons: programs not integrated, fair scans only, slower, no "one button"s

    Summary: This was a holiday purchase from Future Shop (Canada) with a rebate which put it just under $150 CAN. This is a (traditional) USB desktop scanner with a relatively large software package. Pros: (in descending order) 1. The biggest ... read more

  • A+ For UMAX 2000U Scanner!!

    Jun 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Incredible dpi quality, great software
    Cons: none

    Summary: I have a homepage that I frequently update as a general hobby of mine. It was when I didn't receive a scanner for Christmas that I decided I had to get one for myself. As many folks know, scanners can be expensive. The $20 mail-in rebate that Best Buy ... read more

  • Inconsistent Performance

    Jun 24, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Inexpensive, good picture quality, decent scanning speed, USB interface.
    Cons: Inconsistent performance, poor tech support, large footprint, useless software, incompatibility with Win2000.

    Summary: I purchased the Umax Astra 2000U Scanner because it was on sale at Future Shop for $129.99CDN and included a $15.00US manufacturer's mail in rebate. Since I have purchased it I have had consistent performance. The software included with the scanner takes ... read more

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  • Only fair performance with a Mac G4 and Photoshop

    Apr 29, 2004 by
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    Pros: It's cheap Scans are of acceptable quality
    Cons: Frequent crashes No power switch Slow scanning speed

    Summary: I've been using the Astra 2000U for about four years, and while it still works... sometimes... I'm finally throwing in the towel on this scanner and buying an Epson 1670. My main complaint is intermittent crashes when used with Photoshop. I'm ... read more

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