Brother’s Midrange ADS-4700W Professional Desktop Scanner – What’s Not to Like?

Another one of too many great document scanners to choose from

Brother ADS-4700W Professional Desktop Scanner Review at PCMag

Brother ADS-4700W Professional Desktop Scanner Review at PCMag


A quick, accurate, and efficient sheetfed document scanner, Brother’s ADS-4700W is ideal for busy small to midsize offices.

MSRP $469.99

    • Relatively fast scanning with accurate OCR
    • Solid document-management features
    • Versatile connectivity and mobile device support
    • Scan to USB flash drives without a computer
    • Large touch-screen control panel
    • Three-year warranty
    • Lacks comprehensive Mac support

A step down from our recent midrange to high-volume Editors’ Choice among document scanners, the Brother ADS-4900W, the ADS-4700W Professional Desktop Scanner reviewed here lists for about $230 less ($469.99). For those savings, you get a slightly smaller automatic document feeder (ADF) for sending multipage documents to the scanner; lower scanning and processing speeds; and a lower-volume daily duty cycle. This positions the ADS-4700W for small and home-based to midsize offices, making it a direct competitor to the Fujitsu ScanSnap iX1600, our Best of the Year 2021 pick for SOHO (small office/home office) users. The Fujitsu remains the best choice, but the ADS-4700W is an excellent sheetfed document scanner and a worthy alternative to our current midrange favorite.

Read the entire review at PCMag.

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