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Plustek OpticSlim M12
5.6 out of 10

Plustek OpticSlim M12

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Overall 10
10

Nice Little Scanner

ROBERT H., Newegg
18 July 2010
  • Summary: I cannot comment on its bundled software because I use my scanners with PaperPort. With PaperPort, it scans B&W, Grayscale, & Color with outputs of .jpg, .max, .tif, .bmp, etc. If original goes in crooked, the copy can be straightened out in PaperPort.
  • Pros: Compact size, USB powered (no external power supply), works with Windows 7 64 Home Prem. Has TWAIN output so it works with PaperPort. Output is excellent, very close to the original. Relatively easy to set up.
  • Cons: Hard to get used to putting original in face down (trivial complaint). Must be careful inputting original or it will either go crooked or cut off one end or the other. A bit slow but faster than scanning a number of individual pages on a manual flatbed.
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Overall 10
10

One Year Later...

Burroughs M., Newegg
25 October 2008
  • Summary: Overall, pleased with this purchase. There are many more of these compact scanners on the market today than there were a year ago.
  • Pros: Have owned this scanner now for a year (since my last review) and it has held up very well to daily use. No problems with motor power or paper feeding, so maybe it just needed some initial "break in."
  • Cons: I pretty much only scan directly to PDF but I have used the OCR software a few times. It is adequate, but doesn't handle complex formatting very well.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good device, poor support

John "John", Amazon
18 September 2008
  • Summary: I purchased this item through Amazon in February 2007. It has performed reasonably well for most applications. I recently upgraded to a new computer and needed to reload the application software.
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Overall 8
8.0

Probably the best out there.

Burroughs M., Newegg
29 October 2007
  • Summary: I have used single sheetfed scanners for a long time for quick scanning and storage of short documents. I have access to a large business scanner when I need it. I used a Visioneer for years, until Windows XP, when it was no longer compatible.
  • Pros: Better than the current Visioneer line, in my opinion. I returned the last Visioneer I bought because of many compatibility issues and poor software. This gives acceptable results for basic document storage/email/fax needs. OCR software seems very good, although I have yet to test it thoroughly. ...
  • Cons: Motor that pulls the paper through is a little weak, so it sometimes slips when it comes to a fold or crease. Have to push a button to start scan (it was automatic on the old Visioneers), but this is minor. Pricey!
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Overall 4
4.0

Could be better

S. Bloom, Amazon
7 February 2006
  • Summary: Had to replace my other similar scanner as this was the only one I could find to support Vista 64 bit. It does work just fine with the OS but after a few scans it develops a black line down the center of every document.
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Overall 10
10

Fantastic

Mr. Alan Hetherington, Amazon
10 April 2013
  • Summary: Fits into the laptop case and I use it most days. No problems to report so far. . . . .
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Overall 10
10

Great little portable scanner

Discerning Buyer, Amazon
25 November 2011
  • Summary: Great little scanner for field work up to A4, I do genealogy research and quite often the docs/p[hoto's need to stay where they are and this gives much better results than using a digital camera.
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Overall 10
10

Easy portable scanning

C. Johns, Amazon
20 March 2011
  • Summary: This is a neat, quick and efficient little device, easy to set up and use, and a most practical portable accessory for use with a laptop. Though the range of scanning options is obviously more limited than those of a fully-featured flat-bed scanner, it is working very well for the purpose I wanted;...
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Overall 10
10

Plustec M12 brilliant

Munro, Amazon
23 February 2011
  • Summary: This is exactly what I've been looking for. It's no bigger than the cardboard tube from a roll of kitchen towel and almost as light. I was apprehensive about the quality of the scans, but willing to accept reduced quality for the portability and convenience.
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Overall 8
8.0

A4 Scanner

Robmalt, Amazon
5 December 2010
  • Summary: Like this a lot. it is versatile and very light & portable. The software supplied is comprehensive, especially at this price. It is bus powered but works fine even from my laptop. There is a little difficulty in inserting the paper square but that is to be expected in a portable machine like this.
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