Today at CES, Fujitsu is debuting a portable version of its popular ScanSnap line of document scanners. Small and light, the $199 ScanSnap S1100 is a USB bus-powered scanner that has many of the same features found in its desktop siblings.
Unlike the rest of the ScanSnap lineup, the S1100 is a simplex scanner, meaning it can only scan one side of a sheet of paper at a time. It also lacks an automatic document feeder, so you must load each sheet of a multi-page document individually. To lessen the pain, the S1100 will append multiple pages into the same document until you tell it to complete the scan.
The S1100 offers 600-dots-per-inch optical resolution and scans in color, grayscale and monochrome; the scanner switches modes as it automatically detects the type of page its scanning. You can save files as JPEG, PDF and searchable PDF.
The S1100 comes with ABBYY FineReader OCR software that allows you to scan documents directly to Microsoft Word and Excel (scan to PowerPoint is only available on Windows). Additionally, the ScanScap S1100 can scan to the cloud, sending scans directly to Evernote and Google Docs.
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