Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300i Mobile Document Scanner Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐:halfstar:



To Buy Or Not Summary

:star::star::star::star::halfstar: by 1951 customers
4.4 out of 5
  • Amazon Customer Reviews
    :star::star::star::star::halfstar: by 1611 customers
    4.4 out of 5

  • Walmart Customer Reviews
    :star::star::star::star::halfstar: by 340 customers
    4.5 out of 5


  • Fast color, grayscale and monochrome scan speeds of up to 12 double sided pages per minute
  • 10-page Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)
  • One touch searchable PDF Creation
  • Automatic paper size detection, automatic color detection, automatic cropping, blank page deletion and de-skew
  • Scan to: Evernote, SugarSync, Google Docs, Salesforce Chatter and Dropbox,1 year Limited Warranty
  • Buy
  • Don’t buy

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Amazon Review by Anthony Jenkins :star::star::star::star::emptystar:

371 people found the following review helpful

An excellent document scanner, okay for other stuff...

I've been on the lookout for a true duplex scanner for quite some time. Three years ago, I purchased an Epson V500 Photo, and while it was a great photo scanner and did well at scanning single sided, one-page documents, I was a bit daunted at the idea of scan/flip/switch/flip/switch/flip/etc... scanning for my longer documents. I didn't want to rely on a scanner which used a duplex document feeder (but still scanned one side at a time) because they tend to be unreliable, especially if the paper isn't perfect.

I had pretty much settled on a Fujitsu ScanSnap brand scanner, because for a long time, that was about the only affordable duplex scanner. I wasn’t happy with the need to choose between Mac or PC, though, because I use both, but for different things. Unfortunately, all of Fujitsu’s products were specifically limited to one platform or the other. I ended up putting off the purchase multiple times just because I wasn’t happy with the offerings available.

I would go back every few months, though, and look again, both at Fujitsu and others. When I did a search on duplex scanners a couple of months ago, I noticed several new offerings, both from Fujitsu and other companies. Epson has a new Workforce series, Brother has a couple of new machines and Fujitsu has the new S1300i, which finally had both Windows and Mac compatibility. After a bit of indecision, I finally settled on the Scansnap, ordered it from Amazon and waited impatiently for the scanner to arrive.

Here are my observations after a month (and over 1000 scans) of using it.
The Good:
From the beginning I’ve enjoyed the ScanSnap s1300i. The ScanSnap Organizer program works well for keeping my PDFs organized, and the interface for the scanner software is pretty easy for scanning documents, both single page and multipage.
The scanner is able to be powered by a second USB cable (which makes it portable), or by plugging it in to the wall (which will produce faster scans).
There is only a single button on the scanner, which is lit when the scanner is on and ready for scanning, or dark when it has powered itself down or you’ve closed the “lid” (the fold down document feeder will power off the unit when it is closed).
It provides excellent quality PDF files, and the OCR capabilities (provided by an OEM copy of ABBYY Finereader) work better than expected for most documents.
The Automatic Document Feeder is rated at ten pages, but I can get at least 20 or so in there without a problem, then I can drop 10 or so more at a time after it has scanned some. I have successfully scanned 70 page documents in this way.
The scanner is able to be used with either (or both) Mac and PC machines.

The Bad:
The software isn’t TWAIN compliant, meaning you can’t use it from within other programs, like Adobe Acrobat or PhotoShop. This is only a minor annoyance, since you can scan to a file, then automatically open the file with a particular program (chosen from the ScanSnap Manager program).
The Scanner is OKAY at scanning photos. I did a side by side comparison between the ScanSnap and my Epson, and the Epson wins the quality contest, hands down. You can readily see the JPG mosaic patterns and artifacts (and you can ONLY save image files as JPG) in the ScanSnap file, even on the highest scan settings.
The scan settings are limited to 1200 dpi for black and white, and 600 for color. This is more than adequate for documents (I generally scan at 600 b&w/300 color), but it is a limitation. I don’t know why the resolution is different for b&w vs color, but it is.
Since the scanner is a “Sheetfed” type, you can’t scan things which are too stiff to go through the paper path. This isn’t a problem for most things, and it should be pretty obvious when you’re purchasing the scanner that this will be a limitation, but just in case you haven’t thought about it, there it is.
The scanner has “consumables”, meaning the pick rollers and pad assembly, which are rated at 100,000 and 10,000 scans, respectively. This is actually both good and bad, since these parts aren’t user replaceable on most units, and they will just start giving sheet feed errors (too many pages at a time, or not grabbing any pages). However most scanners pads will be rated for more scans.
The scanner has a problem reading “legal” paper if the scan begins with “letter” paper. The manual says you can’t mix different paper lengths in the same scan batch, but you actually can do this, so long as the first page scanned is a “legal” size sheet.

The Ugly:
Nothing. There are no “showstopper” problems with this scanner that I have come across.

Overall, I love the scanner. It is great for scanning documents, which is the exact reason I purchased it. I’m giving it four stars out of five, and mostly knocking the one star off because of the JPG quality, and the mixed paper length problem. It’s really more of a 4.25, but regardless, I can’t give it five stars because of these issues. - Customer Reviews: Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300i Mobile Document Scanner


Walmart Review by Donna :star::star::star::star::star:

Easy to use

I have been working with this for about 8 months and I love it - want one for my home!!!! - Customer Reviews: Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300i Mobile Document Scanner


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