If you are looking for a document scanner for the office, workgroup or department use, don’t miss this scanner review written by Simon Handby at Expert Reviews.
The eScan A150 is somewhat niche, but it’s commendably easy to use.
The eScan A150 is a sheet-fed document scanner that can be shared via a wired or wireless connection to a network. It’s a niche device, aimed chiefly at small offices where several users need a quick way to archive paperwork without tying up a host PC. It can scan at up to 600 dots per inch (dpi), capture both sides of each page in a single pass (duplex scanning), and reach speeds of up to 30 sides per minute (30ipm) in greyscale.
…… the A150’s way of doing things is beautifully simple: insert documents, tweak the settings and tap eScan, then wait while the touchscreen loads up thumbnail views of each side. You can delete blanks, rotate in 90-degree steps and even drag thumbnails to correct page order, before saving the scan directly any PC, Mac or Android device with the client installed, a USB disk, or cloud services.
…… scan quality was good – while colours were a bit de-saturated, the focus was sharp, and there was almost no bleed-through, even on the awful, thin magazine pages we use for our torture test.
This isn’t the fastest document scanner we’ve tested, and the extra step necessary to produce a searchable PDF could be a pain, but it does offer a uniquely easy and flexible approach to scanning. It’s a good choice for small firms, particularly if the staff using it won’t be highly technical.