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Brother ADS-2700W review: A simple and speedy desktop scanner

Mobile users can install Android and iOS editions of iPrint&Scan too. We tried this out on an iPad and had no complaints: it quickly found the scanner on the network and allowed us to remotely initiate document scans, edit the generated output files and email them to contacts. 

A screenshot of the Brother ADS-2700W scan management software

Walk-up operations are supported via the scanner’s 7.1cm colour touchscreen. You can select any PC on the network that has the Brother software installed, and scan documents directly to a receiving folder. Using the scanner’s web interface you can also create up to 25 one-touch profiles for direct scans to FTP sites and network shares.

Unauthorised use can be restricted with the scanner’s Secure Function Lock feature. Up to 100 user profiles can be created to control access and decide who can scan to destinations such as PCs, FTP servers and email addresses – and whether users can save scans to external media via the scanner’s built-in USB port.

However you manage your scans, the ADS-2700W has excellent paper handling. It coped with our stack of papers, till receipts and waybills quickly and cleanly, with lightning-fast reactions to paper jams ensuring that, on the rare occasion that an item got misfed, nothing was damaged. All the accompanying apps include tools to automatically clean up the output, including skipping blank pages, auto-straightening and punch-hole removal.

Speed is good too. Our 30-page sheaf of well-thumbed bank statements was efficiently scanned at the quoted 35ppm speed, at both 200dpi and 300dpi and in both greyscale and colour. Switching up to the maximum 600dpi resolution cut scanning speeds to 10ppm, but you’ll probably never need to go this high: we found the 200dpi setting was perfectly adequate for producing clean scans and accurate searchable PDFs.

SMBs that want a simple and speedy desktop scanner at a good price will find the ADS-2700W ticks all of their boxes. It doesn’t support the full range of cloud services, but it can’t be faulted for performance or output quality, and a trio of connection options means it will suit almost any office.

Brother ADS-2700W specifications


600dpi colour scanner

Scan speed

35ppm at 300dpi colour


7.1cm colour touchscreen 


2 x USB 2, 100Mbits/sec Ethernet, 802.11n wireless

Scan type



50-page ADF

Recommended monthly duty cycle

90,000 (approx)

Bundled software

Brother iPrint&Scan, Nuance PaperPort 14 SE, Presto BizCard 6 software


299 x 206 x 178mm (WDH, closed)  




1yr RTB warranty

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Brother ADS-2700W vs Brother ImageCenter ADS-2800W

So, how do they compete on scanning zone? The Brother ImageCenter ADS-2800W can capture area of A4 or 215.9 mm x 355.6 mm ( 8.5 in. x 14.0 in.), while it’s competitor can scan a zone of of 8.27 in x 11.69 in.

Both the Brother ADS-2700W and the Brother ImageCenter ADS-2800W use CIS sensor.

Maybe you’ve noticed in the datasheet, The Brother ImageCenter ADS-2800W is able to capture extra-long documents (215.9 mm x 5,000 mm ( 196.9 in. ) in length) in comparisson to Brother ADS-2700W (196 in in length).

For connectivity, the Brother ADS-2700W has built-in Fast Ethernet, Wireless and Hi-Speed USB 2.0 while Brother ImageCenter ADS-2800W features Gigabit Ethernet, Hi-Speed USB 2.0 or Wifi.

When looking at actual scanning speed, the Brother ADS-2700W can scan at 35 pages every minute meanwhile the other ADF scanner can only do 30 ppm.

Read the full review of the Brother ImageCenter ADS-2800W

Brother ADS-2700W vs Fujitsu Scansnap ix500

When looking at the scanning area, we are noticing that that the Scansnap ix500 can digitize a surface of A4 – 216 x 360 mm (8.5 x 14.17 in.), while it’s competitor can only digitize an area of 8.27 in x 11.69 in.

When evaluating the sensors, you should understand both equipment are using CIS technology.

For long sheets Scansnap ix500 has aproximate value of 863 mm or 34 in. (Duplex), 1,726 mm or 68 in. (Simplex), while Brother ADS-2700W will scan paper up to 196 in.

If we look at network connection options, we can find Fast Ethernet, Wireless and Hi-Speed USB 2.0 on the Brother ADS-2700W and Wireless and USB 2.0, 3.0 on Scansnap ix500.

When comparing actual scanning speed the Brother ADS-2700W will achieve 35 sheets in one minute. At the same time the Scansnap ix500 will get to 25 pages per minute.

Read the full review of the Scansnap ix500

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