Summary: Fujitu's $199 ScanSnap S1100 is great for mobile professionals with limited space in need of a fast, but high-quality scanner. Colors were accurate and bright, while black-and-white documents were clear.
Conclusion: The Fujitsu ScanSnap S1100 is everything a portable scanner should be: Portable, and a scanner. Fujitsu has demonstrated perfectly that these two traits aren’t mutually exclusive by any means. There’s been no sacrifice to quality whatsoever in bringing down the size or power usage.
Excerpt: The Good Compact. Design protects against dust. Design provides easy cleaning of critical components. One-button operation yields high quality results. Automatically ignores blank pages. Auto-corrects for pages fed in upside down (bottom first). Fast scan time. Above average OCR software.
Pros: Compact., Design protects against dust., Design provides easy cleaning of critical components., One-button operation yields high quality results., Automatically ignores blank pages., Auto-corrects for pages fed in upside down (bottom first)., Fast scan time., Above average OCR software., No exter...
Cons: OCR scanning quality may be inconsistent., Feeding documents while sitting challenging., Photographs may lose shadow detail.
Excerpt: Fujitsu’s SnapScan S1100 is a neat, very portable scanner that easily fits into a small bag and gives decent scanned A4 images. Power and data transfer is achieved courtesy of a mini-USB 2.0 connection,...
Summary: Despite their similar price and features, the ScanSnap S1100 and HP's ScanJet Professional 1000 are surprisingly different. While the duplex HP comes with a soft case and feels built to last, the ScanSnap is easier to use and comes with an impressive and beautifully integrated suite of software.
Conclusion: The S1100 is a very useful device for those who travel regularly, or need to scan documents at their desk. At £135, it's a bit more expensive than some other scanners of a similar size, but the included functionality makes it a good investment.