Editors' Choice

  • PROS

    Fast scanning. High daily duty cycle. Robust software. Built-in tablet control panel, keyboard, and hard disk.

  • CONS

    Costly. Big and heavy.

  • BOTTOM LINE

    The HP Digital Sender Flow 8500, with its tablet control panel and built-in keyboard and hard disk, is a powerful, if expensive, network document scanner for midsize to large offices.

High-end network document scanners continue getting slicker and more self-contained. The HP Digital Sender Flow 8500 fn2 Document Capture Workstation ($2,999.99) has sophisticated features including a built-in scanner interface and onboard hard disk for saving files. It may cost an eye-watering $1,000 more than the Editors’ Choice Canon imageFormula ScanFront 400, but it’s faster and richer in features, making it our top pick for high-volume scanning in a midsize to large office or enterprise setting.
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Review of the HP ScanJet Pro 4500 fn1 Network Scanner at PCMag[amazon_link asins=’B01APABIZA’ template=’ProductAd’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’9a0780f2-c647-11e7-9433-e10dd1d553b2′]The flagship in HP’s line of flatbed ScanJet Pro document scanners, the 4500 fn1 Network Scanner ($899) [amazon_link asins=’B01APABIZA’ template=’CopyOf-PriceLink’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’a6134dc0-c647-11e7-994f-5f445e9dbfde’] is similar in many ways to the ScanJet Pro 3500 f1 [amazon_link asins=’B015GCGPM8′ template=’CopyOf-PriceLink’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’bd3c1b61-c647-11e7-850e-f9665c6cf62d’] Flatbed Scanner. Unlike its less-expensive sibling, though, the 4500 is networkable via both Ethernet and Wi-Fi, scans faster, and has a higher daily duty cycle. It’s also quicker than the Editors’ Choice Canon imageFormula DR-2020U [amazon_link asins=’B002YNZ790′ template=’CopyOf-PriceLink’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’3e612bbf-c648-11e7-bb36-635353fb4428′], as well as the comparably priced Epson WorkForce DS-6500 [amazon_link asins=’B009EUFVBU’ template=’CopyOf-PriceLink’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’e040cc68-c647-11e7-95fb-39683ae5157d’]—especially when saving scans to searchable PDF files. Fast, single-pass scanning and swift saving to a usable file format, as well as built-in networking, easily elevate the ScanJet Pro 4500 to our Editors’ Choice for a flatbed document scanner for low-to-medium-volume scanning in a small office or workgroup.

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