Fujitsu Releases Cross-Platform ScanSnap S1300 .. Yeah!

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Well, it’s official – the Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300 has been announced and much like Eddie Murphy, it is coming to America.

You might remember a while ago I saw it on Amazon Japan and posted about it. Well, now no need to wait for it to come to the US. It’s announced. I don’t see it on online stores yet, but I will update when I see it.

I will have a full review coming very soon, but lets get the important stuff out of the way:

  • Yes, it is a replacement for the S300 and S300M. The 300 series is dead. Long live the 1300!
  • Notice there is no 1300M. This is intentional – for the first time, Fujitsu is releasing what they call a “hybrid” – a device that includes everything for both Mac and PC.

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Form Factor of S300 With Features Of S1500

The S1300 takes some of the features of the ScanSnap S1500 like:

  • Long Documents: This is huge and you might recall me complaining about it before with the S300M. It will now scan receipts etc. up to 34 inches long
  • Searchable Keywords: You can now mark with a highlighter and embed searchable keywords in a document
  • Auto Quality: You can choose Auto for Image Quality and if you scan a small document, it will adjust automatically
  • More Profiles: You can now set up 20 profiles instead of the previous limit of 12
  • Searchable PDFs On The Mac: Yes!!!!!!!!!! This was the biggest limitation of the S300M. The ScanSnap S1300 will now make PDFs searchable out of the box.

Software Included

Fujitsu has included most of the software you’d expect with some extras for Mac users over the S300M. It doesn’t come with Acrobat like it’s big cousins the S1500 and S1500M.

PC and Mac:

  • ABBYY FineReader for ScanSnap: Does OCR and makes PDFs searchable
  • ScanSnap Manager: The main software for the scanner which controls the 1 button operation and enables all the profiles.

PC only:

  • ScanSnap Organizer 4.1: Document manager
  • CardMinder 4.1: Business card scanning/extraction
  • Scan To Functions: Allows you to scan to a folder, email, printer, SharePoint, etc.

Mac only:

  • Scan To Functions: Can scan to the usual stuff but also to iPhoto or iDisk
  • CardIris 3.6: Business card scanning/extraction

Additional Specs

s1300_thumb.jpg From a tech perspective, the S1300 is pretty similar to the 300 series.

It scans 8 pages per minute and will hold up to 10 pages, it has auto deskew/orientation, blank page detection, and can (of course) be powered by USB.

It is very very slightly bigger than the 300 series (11.18 x 3.9 x 3.03 in. for the S1300 vs. 11.18 x 3.74 x 3.03 in. for the S300) and is the same weight (3.08 lb.)

As I said, I will be posting my review very soon, but on paper anyways the Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300 looks like a great upgrade to the 300 series, especially for Mac users (adding searchable PDF is killer!).

What do you think? Anything you are particularly excited about or wish was there? Sound off in the comments.

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9 Responses to “Fujitsu Releases Cross-Platform ScanSnap S1300 .. Yeah!”

  1. Chris February 11, 2010 at 3:41 am #

    Great that the S1300 is finally announced for the US, but as of this moment, I can't find an online retailer who's selling it yet. Not even http://www.buyfcpa.com/ nor Amazon. Looking forward to updates to inform us where we can buy!

  2. Ann February 11, 2010 at 6:08 am #

    I use the 510M and love it. I decided a few months ago to look in to the 300 because it would be much easier to transport to clients offices. Since I read your site regularly I've held off and today I'm so glad I did.

    The fact that the S1300 is cross platform is perfect for me, my clients are going to love this. I use a Mac most of the time but many of my clients prefer Windows. Do you have any idea about the cost of the 1300?

    I'm leaving for Macworld tomorrow, I'll look for the ScanSnap team and see what I can find out.

    Thanks Brooks for your site, I love coming here for news and tips.

    • BrooksD February 11, 2010 at 6:25 am #

      Hi Ann, I should have mentioned – I believe the S1300 will list for
      $295 and from what I hear, Fujitsu has a booth showing it off. Say hi
      for me. :)

    • Richard November 24, 2010 at 1:32 pm #

      I'm in exactly the same situation as you, using a 510M and looking at the 1300. The one concern I anticipate is occasional client reluctance to let me install the ScanSnap software on their Windows machines. Presumably you've purchased the 1300 by now. Has that been an issue for you?

  3. Erik February 26, 2010 at 6:58 pm #

    Anyone get one yet? I'm having a hard time deciding between this and the more robust 510m. I don't do much scanning, mostly 3-5 pages a week, but maybe once or twice a year I might have to do 100+ pages. A 10 page feed tray could be annoying in this situations… but it's $200 less and more portable.

  4. Erik February 26, 2010 at 8:03 pm #

    Oops, I meant s1500m, not 510m

  5. Chris February 27, 2010 at 9:47 pm #

    great now what is the difference between the Deluxe and the regular version. I think it is the rack-2 filier software, but is that worth the $50 extra especially if I plan to use evernote? Would love to know. . .

  6. Ruse March 13, 2010 at 5:24 am #

    Got it about a week ago…so far everything seems good except occasional crooked page, mainly with receipts.

  7. Jeff July 29, 2010 at 5:43 pm #

    How do you get the S1300 to scan receipts 34″ long? Mine stops after about 14″.

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