Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300i review

Fujitsu's ScanSnap S1300i is compact, able to scan up to 12 pages per minute and interact with cloud services.

9 Aug, 2012
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Whilst the Fujitsu S1300i just edges ahead of the P-215 on scan speed, Canon's device comes with faultless and fluid software whichincludes TWAIN/ISIS drivers. The ScanSnap S1300i is a good choice, but we'd opt for the Canon.

The revamped portable scanner brings a number of improvements from the previous edition including an increase in speed. The device is now able to scan 12 pages per minute (ppm), up from 8 ppm.

Less portable than the entry-level, lightweight ScanSnap S1100, the S1300i includes a 10-sheet automatic document feeder (ADF) which latches shut to form an effective lid when not in use.

On the desk it has half the footprint of a netbook, although this increases whilst scanning with the ADF open. Like its competitors, the S1300i has no output tray to collect scanned pages, and it comes with no case to protect it in transit. It's can be powered using two USB connections to connect it to a host computer or from a tiny AC adaptor: using this the maximum power consumption we measured was just five watts. Power use was unmeasurable (less than one watt) with the scanner off.

Fujitsu ScanSnap

The S1300i is capable of scanning up to 12 pages per minute


Scan capability: 600dpi, 24-bit colour, duplex

Speed: 12ppm simplex/24ipm duplex

Paper handling: Folding, 10-sheet ADF

Interfaces: USB

Supported operating systems: Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OS X 10.5 or later

Power consumption: Off 0W, Standby 1W, Active 5W (when not powered by host PC)

Size: 284x99x77mm

Weight: 1.4kg


Scan speed (A4 document): 9.7ppm (150dpi colour, simplex)

Scan speed (6x4" photo): 1.6ppm (600dpi colour, simplex)

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