Review of the Fujitsu ScanSnap iX1500 at PCMagPROS
Accurate OCR. Strong software bundle with financial data support. Versatile connectivity options, including mobile. Easy to use.

CONS
Lacks Ethernet support.

BOTTOM LINE
The Fujitsu ScanSnap iX1500 is a well-built, accurate, and easy-to-use entry-level sheet-fed document scanner for home and small-office use.


The Fujitsu ScanSnap iX1500 ($495) is a friendly little entry-level scanner for home or small-office use. Like its predecessor, the ScanSnap ix500, it’s fast, highly accurate, and comes with a comprehensive bundle of easy-to-configure-and-use software. While it doesn’t quite top the feature set or attractive price of the Editors’ Choice Brother ADS-2700W, it’s still an excellent pick for light-duty service.

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[amazon_link asins=’B01M0SUNLZ’ template=’ProductAd’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’2a2e56ea-c7d9-11e7-bb36-635353fb4428′]A recent addition to the ScanJet family, the ScanJet Pro 2000 s1 Sheet-feed Scanner ($299.99) [amazon_link asins=’B01M0SUNLZ’ template=’CopyOf-PriceLink’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’34eedfcf-c7d9-11e7-b469-991f50198c46′] is a capable low-volume document scanner comparable in capacity and features to the Editors’ Choice Canon imageFormula DR-C225 [amazon_link asins=’B00LBVUIV8′ template=’CopyOf-PriceLink’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’42d0571c-c7d9-11e7-9c97-8d29e6be9079′], as well as the adept Brother ADS-2000e.[amazon_link asins=’B00OCX06NM’ template=’CopyOf-PriceLink’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’56f35e31-c7d9-11e7-9669-77fcf503b6f1′] The ScanJet 2000 is fast for the price, and its optical character recognition (OCR) accuracy is about average. It comes with a comprehensive software bundle consisting of top-drawer OCR and document and business card management programs, making it an exceptional value. In testing, it fell behind some competitors when saving to searchable PDF, but not enough to keep us from recommending it as a strong, inexpensive choice for small and micro offices and workgroups, or as a personal document scanner.

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Brother ImageCenter ADS-2000e at PCmagThe Brother ImageCenter ADS-2000e ($349.99) is an apt, low-priced sheet-fed document scanner designed for low- to midrange-volume scanning in a small office, and it should also make a good personal document scanner. Like the Editors’ Choice Canon imageFormula DR-C225, it comes with an assortment of top-tier scanning and optical character recognition (OCR) software, as well as document and business card management applications. While its scanning speeds come close to matching Brother’s ratings, it’s a bit slow at saving to searchable PDF. It’s still fast enough for the price, though, and its OCR accuracy approaches that of higher-priced competitors, making it a solid budget-friendly alternative to the Canon DR-C225.

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HP ScanJet Enterprise Flow 7000 s3 Sheet-Feed Scanner review at PCMagA step up from the $50-less-expensive HP ScanJet Enterprise 5000 s4, the ScanJet Enterprise Flow 7000 s3 Sheet-Feed Scanner ($849.99) scans faster and saves to image PDF quicker than many costlier competitors. But like many document scanners, including our Editors’ Choice, the Epson WorkForce DS-860, the ScanJet 7000 slows down considerably when saving scans to searchable PDF format—so much so that it’s not that much faster than the significantly lower-rated ScanJet 5000 when performing the same task. Even so, unlike some other competing models (including the DS-860), the ScanJet 7000 comes with both document management and business card archiving software, making it a terrific value and our new top choice for moderate to heavy-volume scanning in a medium-size office or workgroup.

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