Summary: the scanner is advertised to remove blank pages, but you have to reset each time you scan for this feature to work. The instruction booklet leaves a lot to be desired, has incomplete and unclear instructions.
Summary: I've been using this scanner for many, many months. While the scanner appears to be well constructed compared to other scanners I have used, it does exhibit some problems. Pros 1) Well constructed and durable scanner. 2) Easy to clear paper jams. 3) Works with PaperPort software (single sided scans only) 4) Included scanning software is very fast in simplex or duplex modes, much faster than the PaperPort scans. 5) Few paper jams when scanning 20 lb copy paper.
Summary: This is a great scanner, but the real magic lies in the Kofax VRS capture-preparation software bundled with the product. (Kofax VRS is an image enhancement tool to improve the quality of your scans.) I bought a Fujitsu 5120c several years ago when I decided to go paperless. It has run flawlessly for three years and is still going strong, albeit on a computer running WinXP x32.
more robust than Scansnap S1500 but sure is difficult to setup
Avid Reader, Amazon
30 March 2010
Summary: This has been a frustrating experience. I have owned the Fujitsu Scansnap S510 for years and have been pleased with it except for the constant misfeeds. I found I could get an acceptable function on the S510 if I monitored it and just refed the missed sheets. I bought the Fujitsu fi-6130 because I needed a more reliable and more industrial strength model for the large volume of old and new files I needed to archive.
Summary: Great machine, well-built, fast, works like a dream, great-quality images. Very clever design with detachable feeder tray, so if you break it, you should be able to get a (cheap?) replacement. However, this scanner comes with a 2.7-gigabyte DVD full of rubbish. If you're a typical user that doesn't have the time or inclination to find out what you really need from that DVD, the automatic installation is going to fill your hard drive--or possibly a very expensive...