One of the nice things about buying the Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500 or ScanSnap S1500M is that they come with a full version of Adobe Acrobat. Given how expensive Acrobat is, this makes the higher ScanSnap line a pretty good deal if you can swing it.
Given that the S1500 and S1500 came out in 2009, the version of Acrobat that shipped with them has fallen a bit behind the times. The S1500 shipped with Acrobat 9 for Windows, and the S1500M shipped with Acrobat 8 for Mac.
This has been a particular problem for Mac users because Adobe ended support for Acrobat 8 in November 2011.
Fortunately, Fujitsu has announced today that the ScanSnap S1500 will now sell with Acrobat X Standard, and the S1500M will now sell with Acrobat 9 Pro.
Why are Mac users a version behind again? I am not sure, I assume it is some sort of licensing negotiations between Adobe and Fujitsu.
If you already have a ScanSnap with the older version of Acrobat, Adobe does provide upgrade pricing. They have an upgrade chart, and you can pick up the Acrobat X Upgrade for Windows or for Mac on Amazon.
You can read more in Fujitsu’s press release here.