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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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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).

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.
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
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88
Average Critic Score
 
90
Boing Boing
At $467, the iX500 doesn't come cheap. But when I think of how much time I've saved by not having to file and look for paper documents, it's a great deal.
 
100
Wired
If you’ve been telling yourself it’s time to get organized in 2013 ... start with getting your paper clutter under control. You’ll need a good scanner to do this, and you will be extremely satisfied with the iX500. It’s fast. It’s quiet. It’s powerful. It’s awesome.
 
90
Macworld
The ScanSnap iX500 is the clear winner in this face off, outdistancing Neat in hardware, software and wireless features. If you’re in the market for a desktop scanner, look no further.
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Cult of Mac
The ScanSnap iX500 is designed to be easy to use, implementing several innovative features. Since the scanner can handle up to 25 documents per minute, it has technology built in to make sure that only one sheet passes through at a time, eliminating time consuming paper jams.
 
80
Tech Advisor
For new users the ix500 is a brilliant choice. Fujitsu has made it even more flexible at feeding paper, while adding an extra dollop of speed and improved detail reproduction. It's not cheap, but this is the best of its kind on the market.
 
80
Computer Weekly
The iX500 should be a staple piece of equipment for the office desk, perfect for the individual who does the most scanning, such as a secretary, and due to the wireless features, anybody in the office with a tablet can also easily access the joys of ScanSnap.

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