Reviewers like the Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300 because it includes features that most portable scanners don't have, like a document feeder and duplex scanning capability. It's still small and light, though not as much so as its sibling the Fujitsu ScanSnap S1100 (*Est. $200) . Like the S1100, the S1300 can scan to PDF, to most Word applications and to cloud services. Also like the S1100, it has a proprietary, nonstandard driver that can't be used from within third-party software, and it doesn't support other drivers. Some reviewers also say it's slow for a document scanner. Still, most give it high marks for its image quality and especially its software for business card scanning. It comes with a USB cable, for connecting it to a computer, as well as a USB power cable and an AC adapter.
We found the best expert reviews on PCMag.com and PCWorld; both offer full-length reviews of the ScanSnap S1300 based on testing. Engadget.com has a brief review by a ScanSnap S1300 user. Owners weigh in on Amazon.com and Newegg.com with reviews of the S1300 based on real-life use over time.
Reviewer M. David Stone compares the ScanSnap S1300 to Canon's imageFORMULA P-150 Scan-tini. He writes that the P-150 is faster, smaller and lighter, "but the S1300 offers some strengths of its own, including much better business card scanning, to keep it very much in the running." Stone also says the ScanSnap S1300 is easier to set up and has software that's easier to use, especially if you have no experience using a scanner. He faults the S1300, though, for coming with a nonstandard driver and not supporting other drivers, so it can't be used from within third-party software that has a scan function.
Review: Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300, M. David Stone, Feb. 17, 2012
2. PC World
PC World reviewer Richard Jantz lists the ScanSnap S1300 as one of the top five document scanners in an article linked to this review. He says he likes the S1300's image quality, its ability to scan in duplex and its included document feeder. In his tests, it was the slowest of the five document scanners, though, and Jantz says it comes with less software than other models. He gives it an overall rating of 3 out of 5 stars.
Review: Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300 Produces Good-Quality Scans, Albeit Slowly, Richard Jantz, Feb, 17, 2011
In this brief review, Darren Murph writes that he bought the ScanSnap S1300 after his old scanner stopped working, and that "I've fallen head over heels for this thing in just over a week of use." He likes that it runs on USB power, that it has a document feeder and that it scans in duplex. The only problem he's had with it is that the document feeder sometimes "eats two or three pages" at a time.
Review: Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300 Receipt Scanner, Darren Murph, Dec, 21, 2011
About 300 owners post ratings and reviews of the ScanSnap S1300 on Amazon.com; their overall rating is 4.6 out of 5 stars. Most owners are completely satisfied with the S1300's performance. The only complaints are about the software, with a couple of people saying the business card software is not robust enough, and about the 10-page document feeder, which some people find too small.
Review: Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300 Instant PDF Sheet-Fed Mobile Scanner (PA03603-B005), Contributors to Amazon.com
About 30 owners review the ScanSnap S1300 on this site. The overall rating is 4 out of 5 eggs, and most of the reviews are positive. A few complaints are scattered among the good reviews, and most of them are about the software and the fact that this scanner is meant for light duty only, since the document feeder holds only 10 pages.
Review: Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300 CIS 600 x 600 dpi Duplex Mobile Scanner, Contributors to Newegg.com