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Fujitsu ScanSnap ix500

Fujitsu ScanSnap ix500
alaScore 96

257 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 257 reviews of Fujitsu ScanSnap ix500. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Scanners for all reviews. Views about the design and size are generally positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the Fujitsu ScanSnap ix500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Fujitsu ScanSnap ix500


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Fujitsu ScanSnap ix500 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Scanners on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 - Document scanner - Duplex - 8.5 in x 34.0 in - 600 dpi x 600 dpiFujitsu ScanSnap iX500 Desktop Scanner for PC and Mac (Trade Compliant Model)

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Tony Hoffman (

Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500


The Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 is a capable and reliable document scanner that is fast in scanning to searchable PDF and did well in both text recognition and business-card scanning.

Very fast at scanning to searchable PDF. Met its rated simplex and duplex scan speeds. Good optical-character-recognition (OCR). Did well at reading business cards. Misfeed-free in our testing. Wi-Fi and USB 3.0 connectivity

You can't give a scan command from within an application. Scanning to some programs may require several steps. Only connects wirelessly to one computer at a time. Documentation could use improvement

The Fujitsu iX500 ($495) is a capable and likeable document scanner for personal or small office use. It met its rated speeds in our tests and lost almost no time when saving files to searchable PDF. The scanner did well in both text recognition and...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: The Mac Observer (

ScanSnap iX500 Scanner is a Lightning Fast, Dependable Way to Get Organized


Incredibly fast high resolution scans with virtually no jamming. "Scan to Mobile" feature works flawlessly.

Bundled software is slightly clunky with non-standard dialogue windows and navigation.

With its amazingly fast and dependable hardware, Fujitsu’s ScanSnap iX500 has made getting organized a resolution that I’m sure I’ll be able to keep long after my New Year’s decorations have been put away. If only my other resolution were so easy to keep.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Kat Orphanides (

Fujitsu ScanSnap ix500 review


Great for businesses that regularly deal with hundreds of hard copy pages, but others could do better with an MFP or portable document scanner

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Dave Mitchell (

Review: Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500


Fujitsu's ScanSnap iX500 is as multitalented as desktop scanners come.

A fast desktop scanner that’s good value, extremely easy to use and includes support for wireless mobile devices.

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: Scanamatic (

Great Scanner!


scans all paper sizes quickly only thing is the cable to not to long and it take a special cable (not a standard printer cable) had not luck using a usb cable extender so will have to see if there are longer cables for it.

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: Chris (

Awesome Scanner


We bought this additional scanner for a new person. We previously had the preceeding model of this one, which worked great, but the newer features are awesome. It's faster which is an added plus. Definitely would recommend this scanner.

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: tdshell (

Great Scanner


I bought one of these for my small law office (lots and lots of paper). Soon bought a second. Fast, accurate, and reliable. Great product.

May, 2014

Consumer review by: KenB (

Superb, high quality product


Unbelievable speed, quality, integration to Evernote for easy future reference. Couldn't ask for more. The iX500 is that good! Negatives, never could get the mobile version to work from my iPad Air but not an issue for me since I don't think I'd ever...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: Aldan (

Excellent product


Although using the scanner in a wireless mode experienced some delays in actuating the scanner, when I switched to the wire mode, I have experienced no such delays. In both modes, I experienced no jam. I highly recommend this product. It is worth the...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: Fenton (

I like my iX500!


I would like to be able to use my iX500 scan checks in to be deposited to my Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union banking account. Will that ever be possible?

Jan, 2015