IT Pro Verdict
Whilst the Fujitsu S1300i just edges ahead of the P-215 on scan speed, Canon's device comes with faultless and fluid software whichincludes TWAIN/ISIS drivers. The ScanSnap S1300i is a good choice, but we'd opt for the Canon.
The revamped portable scanner brings a number of improvements from the previous edition including an increase in speed. The device is now able to scan 12 pages per minute (ppm), up from 8 ppm.
Less portable than the entry-level, lightweight ScanSnap S1100, the S1300i includes a 10-sheet automatic document feeder (ADF) which latches shut to form an effective lid when not in use.
On the desk it has half the footprint of a netbook, although this increases whilst scanning with the ADF open. Like its competitors, the S1300i has no output tray to collect scanned pages, and it comes with no case to protect it in transit. It's can be powered using two USB connections to connect it to a host computer or from a tiny AC adaptor: using this the maximum power consumption we measured was just five watts. Power use was unmeasurable (less than one watt) with the scanner off.
The S1300i is capable of scanning up to 12 pages per minute
After a brief career in corporate IT, Simon Handby combined his love of technology and writing when he made the move to Computer Shopper magazine. As a technology reviewer he's since tested everything from routers and switches, to smart air fryers and doorbells, and covered technology such as EVs, TVs, solar power and the singularity.
During more than 15 years as Shopper's long-time printer reviewer, Simon tried, tested and wrote up literally hundreds of home, small office and workgroup printers. He continues reviewing smart products and printers for a variety of publications, and has been an IT Pro contributor since 2010. Simon is almost never happier than when surrounded by printers and paper, applying his stopwatch and a seasoned eye to find the best performing, best value products for business users.