Umax Astra 1220U Flatbed Scanner

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  • A Solid Scanner at a Great Price

    May 3, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Resolution, great Price
    Cons: Somewhat slow for USB

    Summary: I had already owned a serial scanner and was looking to upgrade to a better scanner with a little better speed. I wanted to archive some of the newsletters from the club I belong to and the old scanner just wasn't up to it. So I went shopping. ... read more

  • Unimpressive scanner

    Jul 4, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use software
    Cons: Lousy scan quality, no power switch, wierd power saving design,inside traps dust

    Summary: This is among the lousiest scanners I have ever owned (and I have used many) When I first opened the unit the underside of the glass was very dirty. This was quite important because in the PC Magazine review of this scanner, the reviewer ... read more

  • A great little scanner!!

    Jun 9, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It just works!
    Cons: No power switch.

    Summary: I wanted a scanner, and alas I found it. I bought it about 2 years ago, and after three moves, it's still in very good shape! Although this scanner could probably not rival others that cost 10-15 times it's cost, it's a great little scanner. ... read more

  • Hard to Beat All-Purpose Scanner

    Apr 1, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to install, easy to use, quality scans
    Cons: Not okay for older systems that don't have USB.

    Summary: The 1220 U is hard to beat for an all-purpose scanner. It's USB interface make it a snap to install, and the included software is all you need to create high-quality scans. This scanner is perfect for scanning pictures to the web, personal photo albums, ... read more

  • Slow but cheap

    Nov 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The price
    Cons: To slow

    Summary: Well I purchased this 1220U scanner first for the price, then for the ease of use the sales guy told me. I paid 73.00 for it on sale. I got it home excited to scan most of my most precious pictures. Then I ran the software with it. Vistascan ... read more

  • Warming Up... Warming Up

    Oct 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Image Quality
    Cons: Warming Up Time, Included Software

    Summary: When I purchased the UMAX Astra 1220U about a year ago, I was very excited. Prior to that, I had been using a hand held scanner, which was not a great solution to my scanning needs. I had high hopes that with the 1220U, I could become the scanning guy ... read more

  • Excellent value

    Aug 6, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Quality images, Inexpensive
    Cons: Kind of slow

    Summary: I wasn't really looking to buy a scanner but I went to Micro Center one day and looked at their Advertised Specials. They had this scanner on sale for $44.95! It was too good a price to pass up so I decided to buy it. It came with Adobe Photodeluxe ... read more

  • Ya' get whatcha' pay for

    Jun 24, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cheap, light-weight
    Cons: No on/off switch - funky software

    Summary: Well folks, the $65 price tag lured me into buying this puppy. And for the first 25 or so scans, it did a great job. Then the scanning light bulb died. It looked like one of those old, dim fluorescent tubes in some sleazy bar that hangs in the hallway ... read more

  • Always Good Quality!

    May 19, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very good quality, and high resolution.
    Cons: Don't know yet.

    Summary: This product is one of the best scanners, i ever had. This scanner can scan a photo in an incredible resolution, and the speed is also very convenable. The scanning speed depends one many factors, but this scanner it makes very fast. You ... read more

  • Sorry, I'm Still Waiting For It to Finish Scanning

    Apr 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: USB, Cheap
    Cons: Very Slow, Bad Software

    Summary: I was looking for a basic scanner to put pictures on the internet, back-up my magazines, and make personalized greeting cards. What I got was a waste of prime desktop real estate. The Umax Astra 1220U is slow to say the least. The main reason ... read more

  • This scanner is great!

    Apr 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great images
    Cons: time wait

    Summary: I bought my Umax Astra 1220U Scanner about a year ago hoping to create photo enlargements for people. The scanner is wonderful. It will hold pages up to 8 1/2 x 13 inches, or anything smaller. The resolution on this one makes for great images, even on ... read more

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