Excerpt: I bought this scanner for the ability to scan business cards directly into contacts. Brother advertises this feature but has no support for it as it needs a third party software, and does not have link listed on the support site. It was impossible to find and download the software.
Solid for record keeping but not for professional use
Jeffrey U., Newegg
3 weeks ago
Summary: Ultimately we decided to return the item as we need more professional looking scans. Will be purchasing a more expensive Brother Scanner that has both duplex and a feeder to see if we get a better result. Not a huge slam on this specific model though.
Pros: - Compact/Sleek - Software does what it's supposed to do and it's pretty intuitive to use - Setup is a breeze. Took me 5 minutes to get it going and I was scanning away - Remembers where you want to file things so you don't have to start over from scratch each time - Can dial up/down image qualit...
Cons: - Nearly impossible to feed the paper in such a way as to ensure a clean, straight up and down scan. About 60% of my scanned pages came out crooked. Not a big deal if you just want to keep personal records but not good for professional looking scans
Summary: This is an excellent value in an easy to use portable scanner. We have about 6 of them where I work and a dozen people share them to scan small batches of a few pages. You do have to install the driver on your computer to use it. Duplex scanning makes the jobs go quickly.