Amazon Review by G. Ware Cornell Jr.
177 people found the following review helpful
Not really ready for the office
I was looking for a scanner to allow me to bring my trusty ScanSnap S510M Instant PDF Sheet-Fed Scanner home from the office. A scanner offering 20ppm scanning with a 40 document auto-feeder and a name like Workforce seemed to fit the bill.
Unfortunately I will be using this scanner at home and keeping my Snapscan at the office. What happened?
Well the major thing that happened is the interface. A scanner may print at 20 pages per minute, but if you have to spend a couple of minutes getting it to start scanning (in spite of the zero warm up time) and a few more minutes post scanning getting it into the correct file, the pages per minute input is misleading. By contrast the Snapscan goes to work immediately and then offers you a default storage location or the opportunity to change quickly to another location.
The other feature I wanted was a flatbed scanner, missing with the Snapscan, and the GT-1500 definitely has one. However I realized this feature was more suited for home use where I have photos than the office where I am storing documents.
The ADF is another problem. It works fine with a stack of documents but is greatly resistant to just one page.
Now for the good stuff, the scan quality is excellent and the OCR program that is included performs reliably. I personally prefer IRIS ReadIris Pro 11.0 (Mac) but I cannot complain about the output quality.