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Fujitsu fi-6130Z desktop scanner review

The Z-Generation are new additions to Fujitsu’s fi series that aim to bring reliable document processing within reach of the smaller business. Simon Handby finds whether Fujitsu has turned a page.

Price
£607

Fujitsu recently celebrated 10 years of its ScanSnap desktop document scanners [http://www.fujitsu.com/emea/products/scanners/scansnap/]. They're an attractive range of devices for anyone seeking simple one-touch desktop document archiving, but the models top out at 40 images per minute (ipm), with daily duty cycles no greater than 2,000 pages.

The fi-6130Z reviewed here is one of four new 'Z-Generation' devices, in which Fujitsu aims to combine the one-touch approach of ScanSnap with the more robust requirements of a workgroup scanner.

Fujitsu fi-6130Z

The fi-6130Z is a compact desktop device that connects to a host PC via USB and is powered by a separate AC adaptor. Finished in two inoffensive shades of grey, it has a footprint smaller than a sheet of A4 paper, although it requires about twice the desk space once the paper trays have been fitted and extended.

Both trays feel suitably sturdy, but while the output tray latches neatly closed, the input tray doesn't fold up to prevent dust from accumulating when the scanner is idle.

As we'd expect at this price, the bulk of the scanner's body and the paper path are plastic rather than metal, but it still feels like a well made device. It's reasonably heavy too, and together with the rubber feet, this helps stop it moving about on the desk.

The top part of the paper feed pivots up when released by its recessed latch, providing easy access for clearing paper jams, or for cleaning the optics or transport rollers.

The scanner is built for daily use of around 4,000 pages, with the only consumable being a replacement roller pack rated for an impressive 400,000 pages. This gives it a longer maintenance interval and lower running costs than some competitors, although some might baulk at paying around 90 every year or two for a few foam and plastic rollers.

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