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The versatile BulletScan S300 is the lowest-priced hybrid model (scanner with a detachable ADF), and it includes an easy-to-use scan-to-cloud option.

Price when rated: $261.00
Lowest price: $263.00 via Amazon.com

Pros

  • Detachable mobile scanner
  • Built-in scan-to-cloud option

Cons

  • Image quality isn't top notch
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The IRIScan Pro Office 3 is a great choice for OCR tasks, but its image quality and speed are mediocre.

Price when rated: $364.00
Lowest price: $270.00 via Newegg.com

Pros

  • Detachable mobile scanner
  • Strong OCR capabilities

Cons

  • Premium price
  • Slightly slower than similar models
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The small MobileOffice AD450 produces good-looking images, but lack of speed is its weakness

Price when rated: $200.00
Lowest price: $250.00 via PCNation.com

Pros

  • Small, compact size
  • Good-quality images

Cons

  • Sluggish performance
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The ScanSnap S1300's strong suit is its ease of use, but its overall software functionality is somewhat limited.

Price when rated: $258.00
Lowest price: $170.00 via B&H Photo-Video

Pros

  • Small size
  • Good-quality images

Cons

  • Limited ADF capacity
  • Limited software
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The Strobe 500's main strengths are its snappy speed and its excellent image quality.

Price when rated: 400
Lowest price: $333.00 via pcRUSH.com

Pros

  • Detachable mobile scanner
  • Superior image quality

Cons

  • Premium price
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