We did not have to time test this but have used it in the past.

We did not test enterprise network management tools, but these include BrAdmin Light, BrAdmin Professional and Web-Based Management.

Sound levels

We tested 60dB during continuous scanning. That is fine for home and office use.

GadgetGuy’s take: Brother ADS-1700W is portable and fast.

25ppm (full duplex) is perfect for a home or small office, especially where space is at a premium. Remember that is a sheet-feed ADF scanner, so it lacks some flexibility that an ADF/platen scanner provides for scanning books etc.

While the price is $499 shop online and you may find it at up to 20% off (plus freight).

But, buy locally, as with any product under Australian Consumer Law, you can return it if it fails to meet the needs you state to a salesperson at the time of purchase, or it does not work as advertised.

If you read the copious reviews online at Amazon, you will find most are overwhelmingly positive. The negative reviews reflect a lack of understanding of paper management – sheet-fed scanners are only as reliable as the way you stack the ADF and require replacement of rollers if feeding becomes unreliable.

Brother ADS-1700W duplex portable scanner
Name: Brother ADS-1700W duplex portable scanner Price (RRP): $$499 Manufacturer: Brother
Compact but leave room in front for paper outputHigh work capability rated 1000 scans a dayDuplex double sided scanning is standardBusiness and plastic card scanning slotGood software and twain compatibility for third-party softwareZero touch option and shortcuts for frequently scanned items
Would have liked a carrier sheet supplied to scan flimsy paperThe resistive touch screen is fine, but some icons are too small (so use a stylus)Don’t try to load different paper sizes or overtax the ADF at the same timeAdjust the paper guides, or it will skewEach scan page is a separate JPEG unless you select PDF outputNo battery but power can come from USB-A/MicroB cable
Value for money
Ease of Use
4.1Overall Score
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