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8.3 out of 10

Brother Ads2500w

The ImageCenter™ ADS-2500W scanner with built-in, easy-to-use fu Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Brother Ads2500w

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Overall 6
6.0

Too expensive for regular office use

W. Parise, Amazon
6 April 2014
  • Summary: I do like it. It works well, although sometimes I need to reset the scan settings if it has been unplugged. My main grief is that you can get one almost as good for much less money, even within the Brother family.
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Overall 10
10

WOW

Kim Walter, Amazon
16 March 2014
  • Summary: I am so glad I bought this scanner! I have organized and stored 3 years worth of papers and saved them to a usb, felt so good to shred all that paperwork taking up space on my desktop. No jams-easy to use!
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Overall 2
2.0

Not recommended.

Amazon Customer "oferefo", Amazon
9 January 2014
  • Summary: With the first one, the touchscreen was frozen, it never work. The cd with the software never opened. I had to download it. The setup from the devise is impossible. I finally realized it is easier to set it up from the computer. Useless customer support, very difficult to find email address. With the second one we kept test scanning and every time several pages were upside down no matter what. I am returning it.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not good for network scanning unless you want to spend 1 minute waiting for it scan and send.

Brian Largarticha, Amazon
10 December 2013
  • Summary: I bought this scanner because it has network functionality. I was able to get it connect to the network, although the instructions are not very good and I had to try several different formats for the path. The problem is this scanner takes 30 seconds to "connect" and start scanning, then another 30 seconds to send the file. That's too long! I have a 10 year old ricoh multifunction copier that has faster scanning on it.
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Overall 10
10

Meets my needs perfectly

Eric Slay, Amazon
7 December 2013
  • Summary: This scanner handles paper well, scans fast, and the output is fantastic. The setup was fast and easy and I have not had any problems with it. I can't comment too much on the features because I simply use it to scan huge documents (25 pages) into PDFs and then save them. For my needs, it works perfectly and has been hassle-free. I love Brother products and I feel they are worth the extra price.
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Overall 10
10

Good Scanner

Robert H., Newegg
4 December 2013
  • Pros: Very good Scanner, scans quickly, scans in color, and scans double sided. we have four of these scanners in our office that we send out with teams the wireless scanning is a very nice feature it allows multiple people to connect to it simultaneously
  • Cons: We carry these around and it is about the weight of an average laptop.
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Overall 10
10

Easy, fast network scanner

Walter L. Keeney, Amazon
6 July 2013
  • Summary: The best connected small workgroup scanner I have had. We use it in our small office for a lot f scan to e mail as well as archiving documents. The software running on each workstation makes it very simple for any user to connect with and use the scanner and it is a lot faster than scanning with any of our multi-purpose devices. The only bad point is that it is a little noisy but even that is not too bad.
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Overall 8
8.0

Power in a small package, but at a price

Rob H., Newegg
5 July 2013
  • Summary: Setup was straightforward and I initially was going to use USB for first time setup, but decided to try wireless instead. Once I added the local wireless settings to the device, I ran the Brother ControlCenter4 software (downloaded from Brother, just to make sure I had the most recent) and it immediately saw the device.
  • Pros: Initial setup and usage worked surprisingly well via wireless (with one caveat – see Cons), folds up nicely to a compact size, carrier sheet feature is very useful, can be fast on multi-feed (seems dependent on the paper type), wide variety of “scan-to” options, touchscreen menus were easy to use and straightforward/standard in their structure, unit includes licensed OCR software in addition to the Brother ControlCenter4 (CC4) utility software, Wireless N 2.4GHz band ...
  • Cons: Minor - “Forgets” wireless settings when unplugged, default scan settings when initiating scans from scanner itself gives mixed results (much more customizable initiating scans from the PC software), would be nice if the scanner could just see SAMBA shares on the network rather than having to setup the software on the PC that you are sending scans to
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Overall 4
4.0

Close, but no cigar.

Leonard A., Newegg
2 July 2013
  • Summary: This was a surprisingly frustrating unit to review.
  • Pros: This scanner has many specialized features which are easy to use, such as scanning to the cloud, or scanning to an e-mail. It is as fast as the specs claim, except when using computer intensive features on a very slow computer, like OCR or conversion to PDF. This is not its fault, and on a reasonably competent machine, is not a problem.
  • Cons: Very expensive. Misfeeds consistently on a full stack of new documents without fail. The more pages you put into it, the more likely it is to misfeed. It is best to feed this unit one sheet at a time, which seems to defeat its main purpose. The software is not as bloated as some packages I have seen. However, the actual bits of the software directly relevant to scanning are easy to use and as complete as anyone would wish.
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Overall 8
8.0

working extremely well

G. Yorke "g_yorke", Amazon
25 June 2013
  • Summary: We've used this for about 100 pages / day in an office environment and have mostly positive things to say. This replaced a six year old HP document scanner which, though a workhorse, was slow by today's standards, and only scanned one side at a time. The positives are: - fast ... everybody who uses it for the first time comments on the speed. - duplex is a timesaver and no slower (it seems) than single sided.
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