A good scanner but its age makes it difficult to find the right connectors.
7 May 2011
Summary: The scanner is large enough to scan artwork done in larger drawing pads, but it is very heavy weighing almost 50 lbs. If you have a modern computer, it can be very difficult to find the right cables to use it. It is using old parallel connectors that modern laptops and desktop computers no longer use.
Summary: Because it is an older version we just got it up and working. However it is great and produces excellent copies. I own a scrabooking and hand made card business and needed a scanner that could copy at least 12x12 pages. The quality is as good as the orginal and I am more than pleased with this purchase. Took awhile to get it connected as it is older technology and we were having a hard time finding the cables etc. needed.
Summary: Scanner is in great condition, works well... I am unhappy that it does not come with a scsi card which is required to make it work... and I had to ask for the power cord (that should definately come with) If you're not an experienced ebay buyer beware! It may not come with all that you need to use it. I was also very very unhappy with the companies customer service... they were very rude and abrasive. I would consider a different company next time.
PowerLook 2100XL Scanner works well - installation pain
17 June 2010
Summary: This reviews is for the older Umax PowerLook 2100XL Pro Flatbed Scanner that is SCSI only, not the newer version that has an USB interface. The Umax PowerLook 2100XL Pro Flatbed Scanner works well after you have it installed correctly. However, it takes some effort to get it installed correctly on the newer versions of Windows operating systems (XP, Vista, 7).
World's best 3D capable flat bed scanner for 95 to XP
7 March 2010
Summary: You have a chance to buy the world's best 3D capable A3 (tabloid) sized scanner till these sell out. You need to use them on a XP or earlier version of Windows PC unless Umax comes out with a Vista or Windows 7 driver. I have two other A3 sized scanners, one that connects via parallel cable and one that connects via USB. The scans those do are in no way comparable to the quality of this scanner.
Summary: Looking for a quality scanner that can scan anything from a 35mm negative or slide up to a 12"X17" banner or diagram? Look no further. This thing is built very sturdy and has an optical resolution that is hard to beat. It scans photos and documents beautifully and the MagicScan software is very flexible yet easy to use. To put it into context, this design and model is still in production today (with the exception of the new version having the USB interface).