Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Fujitsu ScanSnap S500

Fujitsu ScanSnap S500
alaScore 78

230 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 230 reviews from magazines and websites.

Review analysis

(Based on 230 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 1 - 149 of 223 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (6)

Consumer review by:

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Fujitsu ScanSnap S500

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 13 user reviews of Fujitsu ScanSnap S500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.co.uk.

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

This summary is based on the product: Fujitsu Scansnap S500, A4 Colour Scanner, ADF, Duplex, USB, includes Acrobat 7.0, Organizer, CardMinder and ABBYY FineReader for ScanSnap

Consumer review by:

Amazon.com review summary for Fujitsu ScanSnap S500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 126 user reviews of Fujitsu ScanSnap S500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.com.

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Fujitsu ScanSnap S500 Clr 18PPM/36IPM Dupl Scanner

Expert review by:

Fujitsu ScanSnap s500

 

Fujitsu's compact, easy-to-use ScanSnap s500 delivers sharp, colorful scans quickly.

Very high image quality, Includes document management application

OCR software is basic

ADVERTISEMENT

Expert review by:

Fujitsu Scansnap S500

 

Measuring 6.2 by 11.2 by 9.2 inches (HWD) including the output tray, the S500 offers a 50-page automatic document feeder (ADF) and optical resolution of 600 pixels per inch. Installation is straightforward. Basically, you install the software, plug in...

Document and business-card scanner. Rated at 18 pages per minute, or 36 images per minute for scanning both sides

No standard drivers, so you can't scan from within most programs

Like earlier ScanSnaps, the Fujitsu ScanSnap S500 is a top-quality personal document and business-card scanner.

Expert review by:

Fujitsu - ScanSnap S500

 

When Fujitsu told us the ScanSnap S500 could scan 18 pages of A4 per minute, and convert them into PDF format at the push of a single button, we just had to try it for ourselves. ...

If you're thinking of buying Adobe Acrobat and a scanner to convert office documents into electronic formats, don't. Buy ScanSnap instead. Given the value of the bundled software the scanner is virtually free, and it's an absolute joy to use.

Consumer review by:

Just Wow

 

Before I begin, I'll start with the fact that I'm a bigger geek than you ever will be.

The first page in a stack will occasionally double feed, solved by holding the rest of the pages till the first one feeds in a bit.

Consumer review by:

Vista Drivers Soon...

 

I work for an auto dealership as a warranty claims administrator.

If you plan to use Vista, be aware Acrobat 7 will not run on Vista and you will have to upgrade to version 8.

Consumer review by:

Wouldn't recommend

 

Small and nice looking, not too slow for the price.

has to be watched CONSTANTLY for jams and machine gun noises.

Consumer review by:

Great Find

 

Very capable scanner.

Document feeder does not do 50 pages at a time (as advertised) with jamming.

Consumer review by:

fujitsu scan snap s500

 

Nice when it works.

But it doesn't work a lot of the time.

Consumer review by:

Review after 100,000 pages scanned

 

Don't let the lightweight plastic case and small footprint fool you -- I've used this daily for almost 5 months, scanned 100,000 pages, and it's flawlessly efficient.

Not really a con unless you're not in the mood for it: Make sure you keep the rollers and feeder clean with a *frequent* light wiping with F1 cleaner or isopropal alcohol.

Consumer review by:

No support for Vista x64

 

As other reviews have noted, this is fast and easy to use.

Fujitsu will not provide a Vista x64 driver - I was waiting to move from XP to Vista x64 and this is blocking my move, it looks like I will have to ditch this scanner as much as I like it.

Product Specifications

Operated via a unique device driver the ScanSnap S500 is a professional PDF scanner enabling on-demand scanning without any additional work. The ScanSnap S500 can convert up to 18 pages per minute into a PDF file at the click of a button. It provides the user with two unique methods of optionally creating searchable PDF files - on-the-fly per document, or by setting the included ScanSnap Organizer to initiate an OCR process when the PC is not in use. The Organizer can display PDF content and let the user zoom in and scroll through the document without having to launch the file, and key word searches can be initiated on any PDF files containing text. ScanSnap S500 can transform paper into Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint 2003 presentations or business card contacts for Outlook, Act! and Goldmine. Making use of the ScanSnap S500's high compression settings will allow for efficient email transmission of "paper" documents.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:6.2in
Height:6.2in
Weight:6lbs
Width:11.2in

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:FUJITSU
Model:S500
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Fujitsu ScanSnap

Miscellaneous

Refurbished:Refurbished

Scanner

Automatic Duplexing: Yes
Document Feeder Type:Autoload
Form Factor:Desktop
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:Hi-Speed USB
Max H-Optical Resolution:600dpi
Max Supported Document Size:8.5 in x 14.17 in/Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Supported Media Size:8.5 in x 14.17 in/Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max V-Optical Resolution:600dpi
Media Feeder Type:Autoload
Supported Document Type:Plain paper
Supported Media Type:Plain paper
Type:Document scanner

Service & Support

Type:90 days warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition/Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT