Review of the Brother ADS-1700W at PCMagPROsFast scanning and text recognition. Accurate OCR. Strong software bundle. Supports scanning to USB drives. Color touchscreen.

CONS

No battery. Heavier than other portable scanners.

BOTTOM LINE

The Brother ADS-1700W is a fast and accurate portable document scanner that offers a slew of features that will be attractive to road warriors

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The Brother ADS-1700W ($269.99) is a portable sheet-feed scanner designed for relatively high-volume document digitizing on the road. It’s the first portable scanner with a touch screen control panel we’ve seen. It also offers several excellent perks, including the ability to scan directly to USB drives and a high daily duty cycle. There’s no battery option, though, which limits its portability and keeps it in second place behind the Editors’ Choice Epson WorkForce ES-300W.

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