Umax Astra 2000P Scanner Flatbed Scanner

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  • Cuz I LOVE digital imaging, and I only paid S&H!

    May 29, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: easy to use, great image quality
    Cons: none

    Summary: I've been maintaining my current web site, The Wild Eggplant, for a little over three years now. I discovered the beauty of the scanner while working as editor of my college newspaper, and I would take my photos into the Metro office to scan in and bring ... read more

  • Loathsome piece of junk

    Oct 10, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Cheap. Passable quality if it works (ha ha ha..)
    Cons: Bulky. Slow. Doesn't work. Ever.

    Summary: I got this thing about 3 years ago. It's *never* worked reliably. The unit is bulky and very slow. The speed isn't surprising, since it connects via the old-fashioned parallel-port, and its size isn't the end of the world, given the cost. Or rather ... read more

  • Jaded by UMAX

    Nov 26, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Comes with a ton of software, modestly priced, instruction manual
    Cons: I couldn't get my computer to recognize the scanner. No quick buttons.

    Summary: I'm jaded by Umax! I was impressed by UMAX because the price was right. After the rebate the cost was less than $50 USD. I figured, "what have I got to lose?" Well for starters, a lot of wasted time calling their tech support. Here's my ... read more

  • All I want is a motor!

    Jan 7, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Inexpensive
    Cons: Unrepairable

    Summary: As slow as you would expect a parallel port to be, we lived happily with our scanner until one day the motor stopped working. After testing everything I decided that I had to replace the Mitsumi motor. No such luck. Tech support was severely lacking- ... read more

  • What a hunk of junk!

    Jul 24, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fast, clear scanning
    Cons: Product died on me just after warranty expired

    Summary: I used this scanner for just over a year before it completely died on me. Not only did the lamp burn out but the power cord and power supply as well. I called UMAX to complain and since my warranty had expired they offered no solution to me other than ... read more

  • Excellent quality through and through

    May 20, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: image quality, software, value
    Cons: slow warm up and high-res scans

    Summary: This is my first scanner, so I am no pro to the business, but I can tell you that what I see on the screen after a scan truly impressed me from a scanner of this price. For those that don't have a USB port on older machines (like me), or for those that ... read more

  • Good scanner at a good price

    May 11, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great price, pretty good size
    Cons: slow

    Summary: I bought this scanner about a year and a half ago. I got it on sale for $89. It was semi easy to install. It was a little tricky because it interferes with the printer so you may have to un-install and re-install the printer. The software was fast and ... read more

  • The little scanner that could.

    Apr 13, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great scans for the price, durable, reliable.
    Cons: A little slow.

    Summary: Opening If you have not upgraded your computer in a while and do not have access to a USB port, this is the scanner for you. History I purchased this scanner about 2 years ago at Bestbuy for about $70. My ... read more

  • Cheap and easy scanner.

    Mar 26, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very easy to connect and start useing.
    Cons: Slow to warm up.

    Summary: I recently got the Umax Astra 2000P Scanner as a gift from my husband. Knowing I wanted a scanner and this being within our price range it was a wonderful gift. I have used the scanner for a variety of things. I have scanned ... read more

  • NT 4.0 Users Beware

    Jan 6, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Nothing really
    Cons: It just doenot work

    Summary: I recently purchased the Astra 2000P scanner. After completing the whole installation procedure on my computer which has NT 4.0, the scanner would not work. I checked everything on the troubleshooting guide and even checked for possible errors on their ... read more

  • Quality and Value Combined

    Nov 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great reliability in a quality product and economical
    Cons: None

    Summary: The UMAX 2000P scanner is probably the best value out there for the dollar. This scanner combines reliability, great software packaging and quality images in one. For the home computer user this scanner meets all of the necessary needs. The ... read more

  • It's junk

    Oct 18, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: none
    Cons: useless junk

    Summary: My old UMAX died and it was a great scanner. I decided to stay with UMAX because I thought the quality would be the same as my first scanner. WRONG. They added more useless bells and whistles and made the actual scanning process take twice ... read more

  • Think twice before purchasing!!

    Oct 11, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Price
    Cons: Difficult for my computer to identify

    Summary: I thought I would be able to set this up in a very short time but two days later my computer was still not locating it. I tried emailing Umax twice and using their automated phone system but their suggestions didn't help. The suggestions that the emails ... read more

  • Affordable and easy to use but slow

    Oct 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Affordable, good quality images
    Cons: slow, not many image format choices

    Summary: I bought this scanner for someone at my work and I have used it a few times. The scan quality is great, it picks up on the smallest things. One thing I do not like about the Umax 2000p is the fact that it's really slow and because of the recommended ... read more

  • Good Scanner for the Web...

    Oct 3, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: inexpensive, easy to use...mostly
    Cons: slow, not the highest quality

    Summary: I bought this scanner about six months ago, to get pictures onto my websites. For this purpose, this scanner is great. Price I paid about $80 for this scanner. I was looking for a scanner for under $100 that had decent stats. I ... read more

  • Thumbs up for 2000P

    Sep 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Price, quality
    Cons: other higher quality scanners dropping in price

    Summary: With the price of this scanner dropping as low as $39 with rebate, you cannot go wrong. The quality is excellent. Comes with the Adobe photo Suite which is a great photo editor. Easily converts your TIF's into any type of format for exporting (jpeg, bmp, ... read more

  • Get what you pay for??

    Aug 30, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Price, Quality
    Cons: Speed, overload of software

    Summary: We purchased our scanner about a year ago and really haven't used it as much as we thought we would. I am very pleased with the quality and speed of this scanner considering the price. The only complaint is that sometimes the warm-up and scan ... read more

  • The Perfect Scanner

    Aug 20, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: 36 bits, plenty of software
    Cons: none

    Summary: I got my Umax Astra 2000P last year for my birthday. I needed a scanner that had at least 36 bits to scan pictures for my website and so I got this. In the long run I've used for more than just my website. I also use it for school and sending ... read more

  • An Affordable High Quality Scanner

    Aug 15, 2000 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: great picture quality, great software
    Cons: tends to be slow

    Summary: I looked into buying a scanner to digitize all of my pictures to create a family photo album online. So I went to the local Best Buy, looked at prices, and ran away scared! I couldn’t believe the difference in prices of scanners! Some were $80, and ... read more

  • Almost as good as an HP

    Aug 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: inexpensive, lightweight, great scans
    Cons: definition/clarity not quite as good as an HP

    Summary: Short version of the review: This is almost as good as an HP, but it's also cheaper. Long version: I bought one of these on the recommendation of a friend, and I have been nothing but satisfied with it. The scanning utility it ... read more

  • A good scanner for the price

    Aug 1, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Affordable and easy to use
    Cons: Slow

    Summary: Until recently, I never thought I'd buy a scanner. Then, I went on a trip and wanted to share my photographs with other people. This probably makes me the perfect "target audience" for this scanner. Before using the Astra2000P, I had used a ... read more

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