Brother ImageCenter ADS-3600W review

Not your average scanning device

Brother ImageCenter ADS-3600W

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The ADS-3600W is Brother's top of the range model for SMBs and therefore commands a rather steep price (Ebuyer, who provided us with the sample, sells it for £580). But then it operates in a niche market where competitors are few and far between.

We liked

This standalone scanner is easy to operate thanks to an intuitive user interface, plus it's reasonably well-rounded on the connectivity front, and is quite compact.

We disliked

The ADS-3600W is fairly expensive on the face of it, but that said, most other networked scanners with an automatic document feeder capable of this sort of speed cost just as much, if not more. The scanner did suffer from misfeeds but that's something likely to happen across ADF-equipped scanners.

Final verdict

Brother's latest scanner does a decent job of ploughing through and digitising all those random pieces of paper, big and small. It is a great addition to Brother's portfolio and has a good feature set that matches many of its more expensive competitors.

Desire Athow
Managing Editor, TechRadar Pro

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website builders and web hosting when DHTML and frames were in vogue and started narrating about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium.