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Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500

Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500

from  $589.95+
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88 Global Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
88

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Engadget Summary

A multifunction printer can take care of your basic scanning needs pretty handily, but if you're looking to organize your loose papers, you'll want something with a bit more speed and features, which is where the iX500 comes into the picture. PC Advisor was able to "comfortably churn through 32.6 pages per minute," while Wired found the speed at which it scanned pages "blazing." The image quality isn't quite up to par with flatbed scanners, but as PC Advisor points out, "that that isn't their priority, and the ix500 is as good as any sheetfed we've seen for colour." The priority is to get you organized, and the iX500 has plenty of features to make that happen, like the virtual ScanSnap folder, which Wired said to "file this under the I Never Knew I Needed This Feature But Now I Do category." It also has wireless connectivity and can scan to your phone, which Boing Boing found handy "if I need to scan something and run out the door with it on my mobile device." If you're looking to get your clutter under control, the ScanSnap is a Must-have device for your desk.

Reviews

88
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 5

80
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 5
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Sheetfed
Document size (max)
8.5x14.1722
Scanner color type
Color
Scan speed
25 pages per minute
Scan resolution
600x600 dpi
Connections (to hosts)
Usb, Other
Type
Document size (max)
Scanner color type
Scan speed
Scan resolution
Connections (to hosts)
Sheetfed
8.5x14.1722
Color
25 pages per minute
600x600 dpi
Usb, Other

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88 Global Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
88

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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User Reviews

80
TxdoHawk
If you ask someone who has gone paperless "what scanner would you recommend?"...read more
100
BonesSK
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
40
a1nonymous
I work in a law firm that is currently going paperless and has been for over...read more
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