Summary: If you are in the market for a scanner, look no further! I own a HP Officejet Pro 8625. It is an all-in-one product which means it has a scanner as one of its features. But, as much as I like my Officejet Pro and its ability to scan, I bought the iX500 because, simply put, the machine is a monster when compared to other scanners. If you want to scan it and you want it scanned fast and accurately, you need this scanner!
Pros: if it can be scanned the ix500 can do it!
Cons: the instructions for using the scanner are lacking the instructions for using the software that comes with the scanner are lacking.
Excerpt: I am still learning all the things this little scanner can do but so far I like the way it works. I hope to use it frequently and never have to look for a receipt or document. Good quality too.
Excerpt: There are a great number of similar products on the market, however after some research and still not very sure I ventured and purchased ScanSnapIX500 and not a regret! It is easy to install user friendly and works very well.
Excerpt: I'm very happy with my iX500, i bought as a replacement for another scansnap (older model). The speed is great, the design too. There was very little paper jam on regular paper use, but it happens more often than it should when scanning smaller piece of papers like credit card receipts or similar. That should be improved. The setup was easy for me, but I am a power user. I guess my father, for example, would have a hard time setting it up.
Excerpt: Bought this scanner based on success with previous model, and favorable reviews. It works even better than the previous model - haven't had a single jam yet. The only issue that keeps me from giving it five stars is that the wireless can't be set up easily to allow multiple computers to use it wirelessly. You have to set one computer to use the wireless, then change it (a laborious process) if you wish to use another computer wirelessly.
Excerpt: The hardware is very good and I like the design. It has a small footprint and looks good, in my opinion. The scanner is relatively fast and the quality is very good. Overall, I rate hardware as excellent. The software is where the product falls flat--or at least fails to impress. Installation is cumbersome and you cannot have multiple computers scanning wirelessly (or at least I was unable to figure out how to make that work).
Excerpt: works great! I needed an additional scanner, i already have a fi-6130 and this scanner hardly takes any space on the desk and its pretty fast. Only short coming is that it doesn't come with a twain driver.
Summary: Great product, overall performance is exceptional. The software is bit of a learning curve and which method of filing is the best for you may take some time to figure out but no down side I can see.