Just got a Fujitsu ScanSnap S510M scanner. I got this to get rid of the mountain of paperwork that is piling up on my desk.
Setup was supremely easy, basically get all of the bits from the box, through away the US power plug and install the software. Three CD’s later I had Adobe Acrobat, an OCR app, and the ScanSnap manager software. The Adobe Acrobat update software ran the first time I opened Acrobat and that took ages to install.
The use of the scanner is incredibly easy. The scanner automatically turns on when you open the front of the scanner. Insert your document (upside down) and press the scan button, and the software is automatically invoked on the computer. The scanning is super quick, the pages spitting out in a couple of seconds.
The only hiccup I have had so far is that my older desktop computer is a bit slow to perform the OCR functions, and more often than not I am waiting for the computer to catch up with the scanning. An error dialog popups if you scan to quickly.
Apart from constantly thinking that it is a SnapScan instead of ScanSnap I have found it to be an excellent machine. It works intuitively and is really easy to use. The pile of documents is decreasing rapidly!