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Fujitsu ScanSnap S500

Fujitsu ScanSnap S500
alaScore 80

87 reviews

Oct, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 reviews of Fujitsu ScanSnap S500. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Fujitsu ScanSnap S500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Richard Jantz (

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

Feb, 2007

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.

Sep, 2006

Consumer review (

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.

Dec, 2007

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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.

Nov, 2007

Consumer review (

Wouldn't recommend


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

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

Aug, 2007

Consumer review (

Great Find


Very capable scanner.

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

Jul, 2007

Consumer review (

fujitsu scan snap s500


Nice when it works.

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

May, 2007

Consumer review (

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.

May, 2007

Consumer review (

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.

May, 2007

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