Summary: The Fujitsu ScanSnap S300 is one of those devices you might not think you need, but after getting one you'll wonder how you ever survived without it. Touted as the world's smallest duplex ADF (Automatic Document Feeder) scanner, the ScanSnap can help you organize your files, whether at the office or on the road. It quickly digitizes documents into searchable PDFs, has a small footprint, and can be powered off of USB.
Pros: "One touch" instant PDF or JPEG file creation, Fast duplex scanning, Easy to carry in a briefcase or laptop bag, Automatic image correction, Excellent build quality
Cons: Need to install software before use (not just plug-and-play), Not Twain/WIA compliant; you can only scan using the ScanSnap software, Powering via laptop USB requires two USB ports, Full version of Adobe Acrobat not included, as with the larger (more expensive) models, Carrying case costs extra
Summary: For small scan jobs and occasional scanners, the ScanSnap 300 portable document scanner comes highly recommended. It's amazingly small and compact (you could fit it into your top desk drawer) and since it can run via two included USB cables, it's not going to add another power cord to your already overworked electrical socket (of course, an AC adapter is included as well).
Pros: Very compact, Can run via USB or AC adaptor, Scans duplex during one pass
Cons: Small paper guides sometimes allow paper to angle
Fujitsu ScanSnap S300 Instant PDF Sheet-Fed Mobile Scanner
10 December 2008
Conclusion: It’s a bit on the expensive side yes, but I think it’s well worth it for the features it gives you, and for the fact that it is very portable and of course easy to use.
Pros: Small, Lightweight, Well made, Includes easy to use software, Scans business cards and imports to contacts, Fairly accurate OCR, Double sided scanning!, Easy to use, Creates PDFs instantly, Relatively quiet, Dual power, USB or AC
Summary: The paperless office is a nice sentiment, but there are professions that are slow to evolve from creating reams of paper on a regular basis - law, estate agents, and medicine, to name a few. For mobile professionals looking for a way to manage paper documents digitally, the Fujitsu ScanSnap S300 is a good choice if scanning to PDF will suffice. But if you need OCR capabilities in order to import text into a modifiable format, be prepared to dish out some extra money.
Summary: The first question I asked myself is why anyone would buy a stand alone scanner when there are perfectly good general scanner s that are included for very little extra when you buy a perfectly decent All In One unit
Excerpt: Fujitsu's ScanSnap S300 takes the technology from the company's well-received desktop document scanners, such as the ScanSnap S510M, and puts it into a device that's easier to carry from location to location.
Excerpt: El nuevo Scansnap S300 es compacto y estilizado y se conectar al ordenador a través de un puerto USB y aunque en el mercado hay otros de menos tamaño, este cabe en la mayoría de los maletines, lo que supone una oportunidad única para llevbar la oficina a cuestas.