Fujitsu’s fi-8170 Color Duplex High-Volume Document Scanner

The state of the document-scanning art


Fujitsu fi-8170 Color Duplex Document Scanner Review at PCMag

Fujitsu fi-8170 Color Duplex Document Scanner Review at PCMag

THE BOTTOM LINE

The Fujitsu fi-8170 is a fast and accurate desktop document scanner that’s ideal as a front end for high-powered document archiving applications.

MSRP $1,195.00

PROS
    • Comprehensive PaperStream Capture interface with document management features
    • Fast and reliable
    • Accurate OCR
    • Ready for fleet deployment
    • USB 3.2 and Ethernet connectivity
CONS
    • No wireless support
    • No handheld mobile device support

It’s been more than seven years since Fujitsu updated the flagship model in its series of midrange to high-volume sheetfed desktop document scanners. The fi-8170 ($1,195) reviewed here replaces the fi-7160 we tested back in February 2015. It’s superior to that machine in every way—speed, capacity, volume, and accuracy—and it even tops two of our favorites, last year’s Raven Pro Document Scanner and 2018’s Alaris S2060w.

Like all the Fujitsu models we’ve reviewed over the past few years, the fi-8170 is fast and accurate, and it comes with terrific software for scanning and saving your documents in a variety of popular formats. I’m not thrilled with the price (though it should come down relatively soon), but this is a first-class product that, if it’s like other Fujitsu scanners, should last on the market for a long time. Let’s get into the host of reasons to make the fi-8170 our latest Editors’ Choice winner for document scanning and archiving in busy offices and workgroups.


Read the entire review at PCMag.


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