It was the when I had just started my business. It was new and as a necessesity to my business need. I was lookin for a small able scanner device. After going through some options I found this product branded as 'UMAX Astra' model 4100. Looking at its features and easy operation, I decided to purchase it.
After initial referring the leaflet I understood the basic function of scanning and I started using it easily. This is very portable device. which hardly exceeds th size of a laptop.
This is very light and will weight around 2 Kg. I had placed it over to my working table. I had been working with it since last 4 to 5 years and still I had not received any malfunction from this device. Besides default settings in scanning images the product gives us the convenience to scan documents as per to our requirement. i.e. paper size, image type if black and white, grayscale or colour pixel settings etc.
The maximum size of image this scanner can scan at a time is up to A4 conveniently. If your document exceeds the size you have to complete your job using multiple scans. After pressing the scan button, the product returns you the scanned image within a minute. and for your added convenience the image is opened in your desired photo edition programs like, photoshop or coreldraw or the default package.
The scanner is provided with a lock which prevents the scanner from getting damaged due to mishandling during transfer. This is very important feature because when we transfer the device it is possible that we may damage the device unnoticebly to avoid this, and adding life to the device the company has given this smart feature.
And as far as the performance is concerned, I am fully satisfied with the entire product!!