Joined on 12/21/10
Excellent Scanner! Plenty of Features!
Pros: After using several different scanners, I decided to switch to the Fujitsu ScanSnap series that a few of my business clients were using. Some were using the Fujitsu ScanSnap ix500 and they all loved it, and some were using the lower models and older models of the ScanSnap series. So I knew ScanSnap had a incredible reputation, and through all the research over the years they were always one of the top rated. Because they were all expensive, I never pulled the trigger. It was only after using a competing scanner that I purchased used from a lawfirm, and which the battery died after just over a year of use, that I decided I needed a "better" replacement. I was about to purchase the ScanSnap iX500 when it was on sale, but then my attention got diverted to Fujitsu's newest model ScanSnap iX1500. In hindsight after all these years of using a variety of different scanners, the ScanSnap should have been my first and only choice. With the ScanSnap iX1500 in my office for the past 1.5 week, all I can say is WOW! I cannot describe how much more efficient that I have since become, and scanning is no longer a dreaded activity. The Fujitsu ScanSnap iX1500 nailed it perfectly and its an honour to have it sitting on my desk, as its now my ultimate productivity machine for my business. There are plenty of options and settings that I just learnt in the last few days, so I am still a newbie. But its proved to be worth more than its weight in gold. I highly recommend the Fujitsu ScanSnap iX1500 for all types of office use, as it pays for itself in terms of efficiency rather quickly. It has to be plugged into a computer or to the internet (cloud storage) at all times. (FYI - I have a newer Doxie Go SE that I use for portable scanning when I am on the road and meeting clients, and for when I don't have access to a computer or internet connection. Its a battery operated and self-sufficient unit that is completely portable. I also have an iPhone scanning app that I use, but its been relegated to occasional use only, since its not the greatest quality of scan.)
Cons: I have not owned it long enough to provide any valid critique. I did encounter that the receipts were being scanned and saved as JPEG as a factory default setting rather than in PDF, but I just learnt in the past few days that I can easily change and customize the setting to whatever I want. PDF is what I changed it too, and is the best recommended scanning archive format that all offices should use. JPEG is great for Photo scanning, and that is the factory default setting for the ScanSnap iX1500. Otherwise there is absolutely nothing here to criticize currently.
Overall Review: If your unwilling to fork money on a high end scanner, get a lower model ScanSnap. If your business relies heavily on scanning, then get a ScanSnap iX1500 or a ScanSnap iX500. If you want the absolute best scanner, then the ScanSnap iX1500 is the best.