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Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500M review

£458.3 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Fujitsu

Our Rating: We rate this 3.5 out of 5

The Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500M is an easy to use, attractive sheet-fed scanner. Its automatic document feeder can hold up to 50 sheets, and it can scan both sides of a document simultaneously at a resolution of 600dpi.

The Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500M is an easy to use, attractive sheet-fed scanner. Its automatic document feeder can hold up to 50 sheets, and it can scan both sides of a document simultaneously at a resolution of 600dpi.

The compact silver and white Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500M is solidly built and connects to your PC via USB 2.0. Its fold-up design allows it to take up little desktop real estate when not in use.

Fujitsu's ScanSnap Manager software offers a colourfully pleasing interface, with intuitive controls and easy to recognize icons. The Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500M doesn't ship with a TWAIN driver, which would let you initiate a scan into TWAIN compliant apps such as Acrobat Professional 8, a powerful, and expensive, application which the ScanSnap actually includes. You can, however, use the ScanSnap Manager to send the scanned files to these applications.

The ScanSnap Manager software comes with presets for scanning to a printer, to a folder, or to email. ScanSnap Manager also shows presets for two bundled applications, CardIris business card scanning software, and Abbyy Fine Reader. The CardIris software worked fine, though a bit of editing cleanup was required.

In terms of speed, the Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500M wasn't the fastest document scanner we've tested, but was still impressively quick, taking just 36 seconds for our 10-page test and 18 seconds for our scan to Acrobat test. Its one-page test result, at 17 seconds, was the slowest score of four recently tested document scanners, which had scores between 7 and and 15 seconds.

In our scanning quality tests, we found the Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500M to be a solid performer, earning Good ratings in all three of our evaluation categories (detail, colour and OCR accuracy).

NEXT: our expert verdict >>

Macworld.com

Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500M Expert Verdict »

Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500M Scores 9.3 out of 10 based on 6 reviews
Colour desktop document scanner
Max Supported Document Size: 216x360mm
292x159x158mm
3kg
optical resolution: 600x600dpi
Automatic Duplexing
Dual CCD scan element
Ultrasonic Double Feed Detection
Max Document Size: 216x863mm
Autoload Document Feeder
Document Storage Capacity: 50 sheets
Hi-Speed USB - 4 PIN USB Type B
RoHS
EPA Energy Star Compliant
Power adapter - external: AC 120/230 V (50/60Hz)
  • Overall: We give this item 7 of 10 overall

For those looking to reduce the amount of paper in their life, the space-saving, easy to use Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500M offers competitive price and solid performance.

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