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Plustek OpticSlim 2420 48bit USB 2.0 Interface Flatbed Scanner

  • CIS Image Sensor
  • 48bit
  • USB 2.0 Interface
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The OpticSlim 2420 from plustek is ready to go wherever you go. This 3.3cm thick scanner will fit in most briefcases and laptop bags. Since it is powered by the USB port you don’t need to find an extra power outlet. Even though it comes in a small package it still has a 1200x2400dpi resolution and a 48bit color depth.

The full sheet capability makes this a great choice for trade shows and conventions. You can take all the literature you get during the day back to the hotel and scan it in at night and not have to worry about carting all that paper home.

  • newegg High Image Quality The plustek OpticSlim 2420 scanner features a high scan resolution of 1200 x 2400 dpi and 48-bit color reproduction capability for detailed and vivid scan outputs.
  • newegg USB Powered The plustek OpticSlim 2420 scanner features a USB 2.0 interface for fast data transfer and plug-and-play connectivity. Plus the ultra-slim OpticSlim 2420 acquires power directly from your laptop via the USB without the need for a power cord, ideal for mobile executives.


OpticSlim 2420


Scanner Type
Image Sensor
Resolutions, Hardware
1200 x 2400 dpi
Resolutions, Interpolated
24000 dpi
Color Depth
Max. Document Size
8.5" x 11.7"
USB 2.0
Operating Systems Supported
Microsoft Windows XP, Me, 98, 2000

Physical Spec

14.9" x 10.1" x 1.3"(scanner only)
Approx. 1400g /3.1 lbs (scanner only)


Package Contents
OpticSlim 2420 Scanner
USB Cable
Support Disk

Manufacturer Warranty

1 year limited

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 0 day

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  • Clinton D.
  • 10/11/2008 10:56:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDid not get Rebate either

Pros: Scanner works ok.

Cons: Bought the scanner in February 2008 and sent in rebate within 30 days. Have received nothing since then. I sent multiple E-mails with attached PDFs of submitted rebate to the address on the rebate form with no response. I called once, they took my name and phone number and promised to call back after they checked the status. They did not call back.

Other Thoughts: I'm not completely out of luck since the scanner does work ok, but I'm making it my life's mission to warn others about this manufacturer's unreliable rebates.

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  • John B.
  • 6/8/2008 5:49:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTotally Worthless

Pros: Small. Won't take up much room in your trash can.

Cons: Horrible software. Will NOT work on Vista on my new Thinkpad despite trying others' techniques for one entire day. On XP, scans once after fresh boot. If you then close the TWAIN app, will not relaunch auto or manually. Must reboot. 68 minutes with tech support. No help. Also, for USAA banking members, this will NOT work with Deposit@Home, even under XP. Not even once. From China to your landfill with a frustrating pause in your study.

Other Thoughts: This is the most worthless product I've bought in three or four years. Overpriced unless you can actually make money by buying it. Even then I'd suggest you throw the unopened box away.

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  • Clinton D.
  • 3/16/2008 6:21:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsScanner is working fine

Pros: Much faster than my AIO printer/copier/scanner. Small, USB powered so no extra power brick. Included software useful and works with Windows 98SE (can't count on current peripherals to go back that far). Great deal for price (provided rebate comes through). No reliability concerns so far. I'm happy with it.

Cons: Somewhat steep learning curve with included S/W. Had to play with it awhile to figure out how it works, but OK for the price (included with scanner). S/W won't do searchable PDFs (my AIO scanner, bought over a year ago, will).

Other Thoughts: I trust Newegg more than any other online tech store right now. I think they are more careful with their rebate offers than other stores.

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  • Xiaoxi L.
  • 3/2/2008 7:46:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsCHEAP NOT Recommended

Pros: Too Cheap to reject. Do not need a power adapter. Acceptable imaginge quality. Once it is working, it is nice

Cons: Do not support Vista perfectly. Take a little long time to make it working on a WinXP Computer. The software is totally old-fashioned. Get a Canon or something if you want everything simple and clean. This is not some plug&play baby, you might have to play with those software and driver a little bit

Other Thoughts: Plustek should upgrade the software. It least make the UI better(not something like an software in Windows 3.11). Have not tried it with Ubuntu yet, do not expect it to work.

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  • Max L.
  • 3/1/2008 7:39:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsYou won't get the rebate!

Pros: Scanner is convenient and of does an acceptable job, but the accompanying software is poor.

I bought the scanner in December and immediately sent in my rebate application and have heard nothing. There's no web site to check on rebate status, and they don't give you any feedback on receipt or ??

Cons: Small size

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  • Shankar S.
  • 2/27/2008 10:59:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDont rely on Rebate

Pros: good scanner

Cons: poor software

Other Thoughts: I have purchased this product last year nov-dec and did not get the rebate yet. they dont have site a to verify the rebate status.

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  • Alexander J.
  • 2/26/2008 11:48:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsgreat portable scanner XP laptop 3 years running so far

Pros: I don't intend to use Vista and have not wanted to use Vista, so my review only concerns XP. I have installed the supplied drivers on 3 different laptops (Sony Z505s, Dell Inspiron 700m and 710m) and 3 different desktops (all Asus mobo's). I scan using Adobe Acrobat 4.0, CompuPic 6.23, and Photoshop 5.5-CS2. Decent speed and decent quality.

I travel with this scanner often, in my carry-on thru airport security and in the car, and it still scans like a champ after 3+ years of use. It's USB bus powered and slim.

I paid $50+ back then, but it's still a bargain because of all the use that I've gotten out of it. I also use HP3020 AIO Laserjet for scans. Comparatively speaking, I prefer the scanning s/w on this Plustek over the HP (previews are faster and easier to access dpi, brightness, crop functions).

Cons: The motor squeaks a bit now and I worry that the scans won't be smooth - but still haven't had a problem. Yeah, the USB port is on the side instead of on the back, but so what?

Other Thoughts: I would recommend this scanner based on price, ease of use, scan quality, size, portability, lack of XP problems, and size.

If you buy from NewEgg (one of the few things that I own that I haven't bought from NewEgg) then you don't have to worry about customer service/shipping.

It might not be your primary scanner if you do pro work, but there's no reason why you shouldn't be happy with this scanner otherwise. Face it, if you're looking for a bargain, you won't go wrong.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/24/2008 10:30:31 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPlustek 2420 Scanner

Pros: My Visioneer stopped working. Logged into Newegg for a scanner. Came across the Plustek 2420. Great price. Worked out of the box. Scans, prints, etc. are excellent. Money well spent.

Cons: None!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Other Thoughts: Would have like the USB connecting to be at the rear of the scanner. Minor concern, not a deal killer....

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  • Ralph W.
  • 1/29/2008 1:55:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDoes not work!!

Pros: Does not work!

Cons: This is a replacement for the first one I bought . The first half way worked a couple of weeks then quit. I RMA it and Newegg sent new one . The new one does not work. The only think this scanner is goog for is doorstop.

Other Thoughts: Plustek has no customer service. Newegg needs to stop selling this worthless piece of equipment.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/15/2008 9:01:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNo drivers for Vista 64

Pros: Quite cheap

Cons: No Vista 64 drivers.

"Dear user, The scanner you mentioned does NOT support Windows Vista. Currently we do not have any schedule to develop the new driver which can support Windows Vista. Based on your request, we will ask our software team. If you just purchased this scanner please return the scanner to the place where you bought it. Sorry for the inconvenience. Plustek, Inc."

Other Thoughts: Not worth sending back.

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