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Microtek ScanMaker 4850
4.8 out of 10

Microtek ScanMaker 4850

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Reviews and Problems with Microtek ScanMaker 4850

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Overall 2
2.0

Microtek service is the worst I have ever seen

Shannon Robinson, Amazon
26 December 2005
  • Summary: I bought a Microtek scanner a year and a half ago, and have had to send it in twice for repair. It has been not working or being repaired for most of it's life. I have barely had any use out of it.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good all-around scanner

Patrick Madigan, Amazon
17 October 2005
  • Summary: I was lucky enough to receive this scanner for Christmas, and have been very pleased with it. It's probably better than what I would have purchased myself, as I don't do that much scanning, just a few photos now and then.
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Overall 2
2.0

Bad Service

Amazon
14 August 2005
  • Summary: I bought a Microtek scanner a year and a half ago, and have had to send it in twice for repair. It has been not working or being repaired for most of it's life. I have barely had any use out of it.
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Overall 2
2.0

Avoid

Amazon
14 June 2005
  • Summary: This seemed to be a very attractive model, especially when compared with HP products. The unit itself is impressive for personal (non-business) needs. After installing the software on a laptop running XP per Microtek's instructions, scanned files did not open.
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Overall 4
4.0

What a pain...

babyshofur, Amazon
29 April 2005
  • Summary: I received this as a gift from my husband for Xmas '02 to replace my Visioneer flatbed that had started to scan in funny colors. Let me say that I really loved my Visioneer. First of all, the scanner installed pretty easily, no problems there. But...
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't waste your time with this scanner!!

M. Hanlon, Amazon
26 April 2005
  • Summary: This is,hands down, the most worthless piece of equipment I've ever had the misfortune to buy. Yeah, the reviews were pretty good and it has all the features I was looking for but, it refuses to work. The software is hard to navigate and, most of the time, locks my computer.
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Overall 8
8.0

clear pics

Amazon
3 April 2005
  • Summary: good quality, clear pics from scanned pictures. the negative option is really cool:)
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't Waste Your Time.....

Margo Phillips, Amazon
6 February 2005
  • Summary: Purchased Microtek ScanMaker 4850 in spite of reading all of the not so favorable reviews. I should have taken the reviews "very" seriously. I wasted alot of time installing and uninstalling the software because it just would not responding to my OPS, XP...Dell Computer, 512MB.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not for the faint of heart!

Amazon
21 December 2004
  • Summary: I bought this scanner after researching several models - primarily Microtek and HP. It seemed to have all the features I wanted, was reasonably priced, received great reviews, and had a one year warranty. That's as good as it got.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 10
10
Picture quality 10
10
Ease of setup 10
10
Speed performance 6
6.0
Color and saturation 8
8.0

Inexpensive Veteran Scanner, a Household's Friend

Lord_Kelv..., Ciao
14 January 2009
  • Excerpt: The Microtec ScanMaker 4850 flatbed scanner might seem obsolete due to its quality, being half of what more modern scanners can offer, and the fact it is not a part of a multi-functional copier, but you should not be assumptuous about this device.
  • Pros: Durable, Programmable, Easy to Set
  • Cons: Too Slow for Offices, Quality Pictures Require Changing Settings
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