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Brother ADS-1100W

Brother ADS-1100W
alaScore 91

52 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews of Brother ADS-1100W. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Scanners for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and design. The size and usability also get good feedback, but many are critical about the reliability.

usability, size, design, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the Brother ADS-1100W is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Martyn Clayden (

Brother ADS-1100W review


The basic unit is the ADS-1100W and in its unfolded state measures a very trim 285 x 103 x 84 mm. Styled throughout in elegant black, the smart patterned cover peels back to become the input tray for a 20-sheet ADF.

Brother should be complimented for creating a versatile compact document scanner that creates multiple opportunities to disseminate digital data but it's let down by poor paper alignment.

Apr, 2014

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Brother ADS-1100W review


Brother's ADS-1100W is a good value portable document scanner with some nice features, but rivals have better software

While Brother's software is functional, it could be easier to use. Unfortunately it doesn't provide users with the chance to review and tweak a scanned document before saving, which is a great way to fix minor issues such as orientation or blank pages...

Expert review by : mfereday (

A Dedicated Scanner : Brother Page scanner ADS-1100W


Many of the scanners that come by way, for testing, form part of an All-in-One or multifunction devices. However there are exceptions and this is one of those occasions.

The Brother ADS-1100W is a compact personal page scanner which means it is restricted to scanning single pages rather than a book or magazine. As the “W” part of its model number might indicate, this scanner can connect to a computer system, whether of...

Apr, 2014

Consumer review (

Truly excellent


Having in September purchased one for my own home use and been so impressed with the machine, I have purchased another as a Christmas present for one of my sons. Amazingly compact with excellent quality of scans, double or single sided with up to 20...

Nov, 2017

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Good product but with software limitations


Works well after setting up which was not that straightforward or intuitive. The product has evidently been around for quite some time and hence has stood the test of time, but the operating aspects do not seem to have kept up with the original concept...

Oct, 2017

Consumer review (

Good simple compact desktop scanner


This is a great basic scanner for everyday use. It can scan documents double sided very quickly. Obviously this can only be used on sheets of paper, and books etc are not compatible. We have just started a new business and the scanner has saved us a...

Oct, 2017

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Scanner purchase


Whilst the scanner was just what I was looking for I am very disappointed the software provided did not allow me to set up the scanner and therefore I am not currently using it until I can find a solution.

Jul, 2017

Consumer review (

Great Product


really good qaulity scanner. Very easy to set-up and use. Does what it says.

Nov, 2016

Consumer review (

Fast set-up and scanning with difficulties with sheet-fed


Easy set up to use in wifi. Fast scanning even with highest resolution of 600dpi. Main point is that the scanner pies not pull in paper straight. With highest resolution paper is pulled through slower - I made a diy construction that ensures a4 paper...

Sep, 2016

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Great Device


I bought this to scan documents for home and work. It is small for storage and very easy to set up. For the cost the speed of the device is very good and the PDF scan quality has been more than acceptable at full speed. There have been one or two paper...

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications


Color of product:Black
Scan type:ADF scanner
Scanner Type:ADF

Energy Management

Power consumption (off):0.25
Power consumption (PowerSave):1.5
Power consumption (standby):4
Power consumption (typical):14

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:20

Other Features

Custom media length:2.76 - 11.7
Custom media width:2.01 - 8.5
Mobile printing technologies:Brother iPrint & Scan

Paper Handling

Auto Document Feeder (ADF) media weight:52 - 110
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6, A7, A8
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5, B6, B7
Letter: Yes
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Scanning media types supported:Business Card, Plastic Card


Daily duty cycle (max):500
Internal memory:128
Processor frequency:288
Scan drivers:ICA, ISIS, TWAIN, WIA
Scan file formats:BMP, JPG, TIFF
Scan to:E-mail, FTP, Image, OCR, USB
Scanning noise level:47
Sensor Type:Dual CIS

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:USB 1.1, USB 2.0, Wireless LAN


Power consumption (off):0.25
Power consumption (PowerSave):1.5
Power consumption (standby):4
Power consumption (typical):14


ADF scan speed (b/w, A4):16
ADF scan speed (color, A4):16
ADF scan speed (colour, A4):16
Black/white scanning color modes:Grayscale, Monochrome
Color scanning: Yes
Duplex scanning: Yes
Enhanced scan resolution:1200 x 1200
Film scanning: No
Gray scale levels:256
Input color depth:30
Input colour depth:30
Maximum scan size:8.27 x 11.7
Optical scanning resolution:600 x 600
Output color depth:24
Output colour depth:24

System Requirements

Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

Weight & Dimensions

Package depth:6.69
Package height:8.15
Package weight:5.51
Package width:15