Review of Brother’s ADS-4900W Mid- to High-Volume Sheetfed Document Scanner

All about those scans, no trouble


Brother ADS-4900W Review at PCMag

Brother ADS-4900W Review at PCMag

THE BOTTOM LINE

Brother’s speedy ADS-4900W is an accurate, efficient, and reasonably priced sheetfed document scanner well-suited for mid- to high-volume jobs in busy offices and workgroups.

MSRP $699.99

PROS
    • Deep document management features
    • Fast scanning and reliable feeding
    • Accurate OCR
    • Can scan to USB memory devices without a computer
    • Versatile connectivity and strong mobile device support
    • Large touch screen control panel
CONS
    • Lacks strong Mac support

It’s been some time since we’ve reviewed a Brother scanner, though the company tells us that, in addition to the mid- to high-volume ADS-4900W ($699.99) reviewed here today, we should be receiving four other review units soon. A direct competitor to two of our Editors’ Choice recipients, the Epson DS-790WN Wireless Network Color Document Scanner and the Raven Pro Document Scanner, the ADS-4900W is fast, accurate, and loaded with connectivity and other useful features, all for a competitive price.

Brother makes excellent business machines, and its scanners hold up well in a highly competitive, crowded market. And that’s more than enough to render the ADS-4900W our current favorite mid- to high-volume sheetfed document scanner for small to medium-size offices, workgroups, and enterprises—not because of any ground-breaking features or breakthroughs, but because this is a terrific, rock-solid machine.


Read the entire review at PCMag.


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