Review: ScanSnap S1300 by Fujitsu

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I recently received the ScanSnap S1300 and did the unboxing video here!  I had a funny visual moment when I read that it was portable. I had a vision of someone walking around with a Netbook and the ScanSnap S1300 in downtown San Francisco on Market street computing and scanning.  I do realize that is not what it's meant for though my mental visual made me laugh! The ScanSnap S1300 is made for business people on the go who need a quick scanner, portable users (I bet this could even work on a plane though I didn't get to fly and test it) or for those who have a small work space and need a scanner. What I found intriguing when I did the unboxing is that you can power it via USB for the ultimate portable experience. Nice! I loved that it was very light in weight and realized why its made for folks on the go.

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I quickly downloaded the ScanSnap S1300 software for the product which by no means took long at all and started scanning. I kind of put it to the test by scanning a very thick card board flyer and it worked! I scanned my cutegeek business card as well and though it was slanted going in it scanned straight.IMG_2230

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With the ScanSnap S1300 software you can Scan to ScansSnap Organizer, to Cardminder, to a folder, to email, to print, to word, to Excel, to Power Point, or to Word.  The ScanSnap S1300 can convert scanned data into searchable PDF files AND users can use a colored highlighter on a black & white document to create searchable keywords. Sweet! I always need a search feature.  Also this works with PCs and Macs.

Here is a screenshot of the instructions that I scanned with the ScanSnap S1300 like a big geek! You can tell the scan turned out great.Screen Shot Scansnap

I plan to have a MindTouch demo so I can also test out how their software works with the ScanSnap S1300.  This is part one of the ScanSnap S1300 review so stay tuned cutegeekers! Below are the product specs and it retails around $295.00...

General Technical Specifications
Scanner Type ADF (Automatic Document Feeder). Duplex color scanning
Scanning Modes Color / Grayscale / Monochrome / Automatic Detection
Image Sensor CIS (Color Image Sensor) X 2
Light Source 3 color LED (Red / Green / Blue)
Optical Resolution 600 dpi x 600 dpi
Scanning Speed(1) (A4 portrait / AC adapter) Auto Mode(5) Simplex or Duplex: 4 pages per minute
Normal mode Color 150 dpi, Grayscale 300 dpi: 8 pages per minute / 16 images per minute
Better mode Color 200 dpi, Grayscale 400 dpi: 6 pages per minute / 12 images per minute
Best mode Color 300 dpi, Grayscale 600 dpi: 4 pages per minute / 8 images per minute
Excellent mode Color 600 dpi, Grayscale 1,200 dpi: 0.5 pages per minute / 1 image per minute
Scanning Speed(1) (A4 portrait / USB bus power)(2) Auto mode Simplex of Duplex: 2 pages per minute
Normal mode Color 150 dpi, Grayscale 300 dpi: 4 pages per minute / 8 images per minute
Better mode Color 200 dpi, Grayscale 400 dpi: 3 pages per minute / 6 images per minute
Best mode Color 300 dpi, Grayscale 600 dpi: 2 pages per minute / 4 image per minute
Excellent mode Color 600 dpi, Grayscale 1,200 dpi: 0.5 pages per minute / 1 image per minute
Scanning Range A4, A5, A6, B5, B6, Business card, Post card, Letter, Legal and Custom sizes. Max: 8.5 X 14.17 in. (216 X 360mm), Min: 2 X 2 in. (50.8 X 50.8mm), Automatically recognizes document type by paper length.
Paper Weight (Thickness) 17 to 28 lb. (64 to 104.7 g/m²)
Paper Chute Capacity Maximum 10 sheets (A4 size at 20 lb. or 80 g/m²)
Interface USB 2.0 (USB 1.1 Compatible)
Driver(3) ScanSnap specific driver (TWAIN/ISIS® not supported) (3)
Included Items USB cable, USB bus power cable, AC adapter, AC cable, Getting started guide and Setup DVD-ROM
Power Requirement AC Adapter AC 100V to 240V, 50 / 60 Hz
USB Bus Power 5V / 1A (0.5A X 2 Port)
Power Consumption Operating: 9W or less Sleep mode: Less than 5W
Operation Environment Temperature 41°F to 95°F (5°C to 35°C)
Relative humidity 20 to 80% (non-condensing)
Dimensions (W x D x H)(4) 11.18 in. x 3.90 in. x 3.03 in. (284mm x 99mm x 77mm)
Device Weight 3.08 lb. (1.4kg) without power adapter
Environmental Compliance ENERGY STAR® Compliant / RoHS
Limited Warranty 1 year Limited Warranty. For full details, visit the warranties page or call (800) 626-4686.
Service Options In-warranty Upgrade: Advance Exchange. Post-Warranty: Advance Exchange Plus, Depot Plus, ScanAid Kit, Cleaning and Consumable Kit. For full details on all service programs, visit www.ImagingService.com
Part Number PA03603-B005
Scanning speeds may vary due to the system environment used.
Requires simultaneous connection to two active powered USB ports on computer.
TWAIN or ISIS® applications cannot be used directly.
When hopper is closed.
Documents measuring approximately 5.8 inches (148mm) in length or less are scanned in "Best mode" while other documents are scanned in "Better mode"

System Requirements for PC

Compatible Operating Systems   Windows® 7 Windows® Vista™ Windows® XP Windows® 2000 Professional
Interface/Applications(1) ScanSnap Manager V5.1 Supported Supported Supported(3) Supported(4)
ScanSnap Organizer V4.1(2) Supported Supported Supported(3) Supported(4)
CardMinder™ V4.1 Supported Supported Supported(3) Supported(4)
ABBYY FineReader for ScanSnap 4.1 Supported Supported Supported(3) Supported(4)
Scan to SharePoint 3.3.5 Supported Supported Supported(3) Supported(4)
Hardware Requirements CPU(5) Intel Pentium® 4 @ 1.8GHz or higher (Intel® Core™ 2 Duo 2.2GHz or higher recommended)
Memory Capacity(5) 64 Bit: 2GB or more 32 Bit: 1GB or more 512MB or more (1GB recommended)
Display 800 x 600 pixels or more, HIgh color (16-bit) or more
Disk Capacity 2197MB free hard disc space for installation
DVD ROM Drive Required for installation
USB Port(5) USB 2.0 / USB 1.1
These applications only support Microsoft Windows®
Windows® Desktop Search (WDS) can be used with Windows® 7, Windows Vista™ or Windows® XP. Adobe® Acrobat® 7.0 or later (not included) is required in order to use the Adobe® Acrobat® search feature. Windows Vista™ users must apply the Adobe® Acrobat® update for Windows Vista™ before using the search feature.
Service Pack 2 or later required.
Service Pack 4 or later required.
Scanning speeds may drop if recommended CPU, memory capacity and USB 1.1 requirements are not met.

System Requirements for Mac

Compatible Operating Systems   Mac OS X v10.6 Mac OS X v10.5 Mac OS X v10.4
Interface / Applications(1) ScanSnap Manager V3.1 Supported Supported Supported
Cardiris™ 3.6 for ScanSnap Supported(3) Supported Supported
ABBYY FineReader for ScanSnap 4.1 Supported Supported Supported
Hardware Requirements CPU(2) Intel® Core™ Duo @ 1.83GHz or higher (Intel® Core™ 2 Duo 2.4GHz or higher recommended) Intel® Core™ Duo @ 1.83GHz or higher (Intel® Core™ 2 Duo 2.4GHz or higher recommended) Power PC G5 1.6GHz or higher
Memory Capacity(2) 1GB or more 512MB or more (1GB recommended)
Display 1024 x 768 pixels or more
Disk Capacity 1320MB free hard disc space for installation
DVD ROM Drive Required for installation
USB Port(2) USB 2.0 / USB 1.1
These applications only support Microsoft Windows®
Windows® Desktop Search (WDS) can be used with Windows® 7, Windows Vista™ or Windows® XP. Adobe® Acrobat® 7.0 or later (not included) is required in order to use the Adobe® Acrobat® search feature. Windows Vista™ users must apply the Adobe® Acrobat® update for Windows Vista™ before using the search feature.
Service Pack 2 or later required.