Panasonic’s KV-S1037X Document Scanner

My review of the Panasonic KV-S1037X document scanner at PCMag

  • PROS

    Wired and wireless networking. Three-year warranty. Excellent scanning software. Good OCR accuracy. Fast scanning and saving to image files or searchable PDFs.

  • CONS

    Software bundle could use bulking up. Short on mobile connectivity options.


    The Panasonic KV-S1037X is a fast, accurate network document scanner, but a more comprehensive software bundle would make it a better data-collection solution.

Panasonic’s KV-S1037X ($795) is essentially an updated version of the company’s KV-S1026C-MKII document scanner we reviewed a few months ago. The enhancements here include network connectivity, support for USB 3.1, and a few other notable upgrades. One of the KV-S1037X’s most direct competitors, though, is an Editors’ Choice pick, Brother’s formidable ADS-2700W Wireless High-Speed Desktop Document Scanner, which is slightly less expensive and a bit faster and more accurate—emphasis, though, on the slightly. Still, on the whole, the entry-level KV-S1037X is speedy, good at OCR, and reliable as document scanners go, making it suitable for light-duty scanning in small offices, home offices, and workgroups. We’d just like to see some tweaks to its software bundle.

Read the entire review at PCMag

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