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Fujitsu ScanSnap S300 Color Mobile Scanner

3.9 out of 5 stars 144 customer reviews

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  • Operates on USB bus power; one-year limited warranty
  • Thumbnail viewer and drag-and-drop functionality for easy file management
  • Optical Resolution of 600 dpi x 600 dpi; Compatible with Windows® 2000 Professional and Windows XP Professional
  • Color Mobile Scanner with ADF (Automatic Document Feeder)
  • Instantly creates searchable PDF content from your scans
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Technical Details

  • Minimum RAM: 512 MB

Product Description

Product Description

The ScanSnap S300 is the world's smallest duplex ADF scanner. It's designed to provide best-in-class performance inside or outside of the home or office. With the S300 scanner, you can view PDF and JPEG files with the thumbnail viewer, arrange files with simple drag and drop actions, easily insert and delete images, change thumbnail display sizes, automatically create searchable PDF files, and make use of a quick drag-and-drop function to send files to e-mail or to a printer.

From the Manufacturer

Take document scanning to a whole new level with the Fujitsu ScanSnap S300 Color Mobile Scanner. Whether you're at home digitizing receipts, bank statements or term papers, or at the office capturing mission critical documents for a business trip, ScanSnap takes scanning beyond the desktop and into your world.

The ScanSnap S300 is the world's smallest duplex ADF scanner. It's designed to provide best-in-class performance inside or outside of the home or office. With the S300 scanner, you can view PDF and JPEG files with the thumbnail viewer, arrange files with simple drag and drop actions, easily insert and delete images, change thumbnail display sizes, automatically create searchable PDF files, and make use of a quick drag-and-drop function to send files to e-mail or to a printer.


Product Information

Product Dimensions 3.7 x 11.2 x 3 inches
Item Weight 3.1 pounds
Shipping Weight 6.3 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
ASIN B000YA1XVG
Item model number PA03541-B005
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3.9 out of 5 stars 144 customer reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #396 in Electronics > Computers & Accessories > Scanners > Document Scanners
Date first available at Amazon.com November 15, 2005

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My reasoning: (Vista Ultimate laptop)

1) It intelligently waits until the computer is idle, to auto-perform OCR chores. You have the option to do so as you scan, but this slows down scanning. There's also a menu click which yields a list of scans awaiting OCR-- really nice touch!

2) Unlike proprietary organizers, the "cabinets" created within the organizer software are actual directories on your hard disk. Likewise, folders created within the organizer's cabinets are subdirectories on your disk. So, you get the best of all worlds-- use the organizer knowing you're not locked in, as it's just a slick interface for what is actually existing on your drive. (i.e., Create a cabinet = create a directory)

3) Thermal receipts, even trying-to-fade ones, come thru crisp and clear, miraculously, when scanning.

4) I have Adobe Acrobat Professional 8, which is a necessary evil in my business. I can now avoid that bloated monster altogether when it comes to receipts and anything else I choose to scan using this system. That alone is worth the price of entry!

5) The duplex scanning is wondrous-- paper goes thru only once, with both sides captured simultaneously -- speedily. This still blows my mind (I have a duplex Canon MP830 multifunction-- for all practical purposes, its scanner has been blown away by this device.)

6) Let's face it-- sometimes, paper jams. This is the FIRST machine encountered-- since the late 80's when I started computing-- which makes it so easy to fix things. You just push the little square silver arrow atop the scanner, open, get the paper, and close it. Incredibly easy and no-fuss! And yes, the wrinkled paper then flows thru fine (I gently kept a finger on that one item as it scanned thru, just to be safe.
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I had been looking into replacing my flatbed scanner, but was intrigued by this small, mainly PDF unit. I decided to go for it for 2 reasons: 1) 99% of what I scan are documents perfect for PDFs, and 2) the scanner's small size. I am so happy with this scanner! The PDFs are crisp and clear, much better than my flatbed scanner. The scanner reads both sides of a page at once and automatically removes blank pages. It's also quite a bit faster and much quieter than my other scanner (which I'm keeping for handling photos and other types of scans). The software that comes with the scanner is nice - not hard to use/learn.

I'm using a PC running Windows XP, not a laptop. Don't feel that you need to be mobile to justify using this scanner, although I'm sure that would be a main selling point for those who are on the go.
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This is not a heavy duty scanner. It is not the scanner to buy if you do a lot of 200 page documents. And it's not the scanner to buy if you scan 500 pages a day. But it is the scanner for most of us who scan 10 or 20 or even 40 pages a day who don't need a flatbed. It's simple. It's been great (but not perfect) at feeding one page at a time. The results are excellent. It's quiet. It gets both sides of the page at the same time (if there's anything on the backside, and eliminating the backside if it's blank). It's portable and runs off the USB alone (albeit at a slower rate) on the go. It's small enough to take with you in the laptop bag to bring to work or bring to home or out to a site. I have great difficulty imagining how this small, simple device could be better without sacrificing the things that make it great (small, simple, portable, runs off USB alone if necessary). I HIGHLY recommend this if it seems like it fits your needs. It really is a performer, and I'm VERY happy with it. One thing Fujitsu could work on: it would be nice if it did not require proprietary software and could be driven by programs such as Adobe Acrobat alone. But the proprietary software is actually pretty good. Everything should work as well as this product has for me.
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This is an outstanding scanner. It really lives up to its name as it makes scanning a snap. The Scansnap's software is very user friendly, making it very simple to adjust things such as file type (JPEG vs. PDF) or scanning level. I also like how the Scansnap can scan both sides of a document or photo. The archiving systems also seems like it works quite well. The Fujitsu Scansnap is easy to setup and easy to use. I highly recommend it.

FOR MAC USERS
I made the mistake of assuming that the Fujitsu Scansnap would also work with a Mac. These days most things work easily with Mac, not the Fujitsu. Actually the Scansnap works nicely while I run Windows XP Pro on Parallels. The good news for Mac Users is that Fujitsu now makes a Scansnap for Mac. The bad news is that it's going to cost over $50 more! Apparently the different color and MacOS-specific software justifies the extra cost.
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After approximately 2,000 scans, I think I have a good handle on the pro's and con's:

Pro's: small footprint, easy setup, intuitive controls, duplex (scans both sides), saves scans as PDF files, straightens out scans that feed crooked, OCR permits searching of your scans.

Con's: document has to be carefully fed or won't scan, the software freezes frequently (the remedy is to unplug the scanner for a few seconds and then reconnect), the searchable PDF requires purchasing Adobe Acrobat (which is expensive -- make sure you factor this large expense into your calculations), the software has difficulty identifying and deleting blank pages.
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