Visioneer Patriot H80 Review

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The Visioneer Patriot H80 is an absolute workhorse of a scanner that will meet all your office needs and then some. And that’s the catch. It’s more suited to operating in your office than your home. Check out our best home scanner list to see our top picks for scanners that would do wonders at your house!

Why We Like It – Visioneer Patriot H80

The Visioneer Patriot H80 is an absolute powerhouse of a scanner that’s very suitable for office use, both large and small. With Duplex Scanning, high optical resolution, and the ability to print over 11,000 pages in a single day, the Visioneer Patriot H80 is a welcome workhorse in your office.

Pros
  • Comprehensive Bundled Software
  • 120-Page ADF
  • 88 ppm and 176 ipm
Cons
  • Incredibly expensive
  • So-so Customer Service Reviews
  • Large and Bulky

Performance

The Visioneer PH80 U Document Scanner boasts an impressive 120-page automatic document feeder, which is among the highest we’ve seen. It’s also quite fast, impressing with speeds of up to 88 pages per minute and 176 images per minute. But fast scanning doesn’t mean much if it’s not accurate. Thankfully, the Visionary Patriot H80 doesn’t have this problem as it’s able to scan font pages without any errors down to 6 points. Take a look at the Brother Mobile Color Page Scanner DS-620 for another example of a scanner with great accuracy.

Design

The Patriot H80 can handle a document size of 9.5”x236” on the large end and 2”x2” on the smaller end which is both among the biggest and smallest we’ve seen. The Visionary Acuity Software enhances scans to improve image quality and archive your documents for easier retrieval at a later time. It has a hi-speed USB 3.0 interface for quick and easy connections to your PC. It’s quite a hunk of machine though, and weighs almost 10 pounds. Check out the Doxie Go SE for a scanner that’s a little more compact and portable.

Value

Customer service reviews for Visioneer, as a company, are moderate at best, so you may want to consider that before buying the Patriot H80. Visioneer Onetouch profile destinations are numerous, and the DVD that comes with the machine contains Nuance OmniPage Ultimate and Nuance Power PDF for your PDF files. It retails for a whopping $1,400.00 in the United States, but then again it is an office-style scanner and not really intended for home use. Check out the Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300i for a scanner more suitable for homes.

Visioneer Patriot H80 Wrap Up

Aside from a higher price tag and slightly faster scan speeds, the Visionary Patriot H80 is almost identical to its less expensive sibling, the Visionary Patriot H60. Sure, it is slightly faster, but unless you absolutely need that amount of speed to print out 11,000 pages per day (which seems like a massive overdraft), the jump in price doesn’t really seem worth it.

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Michael Iaboni

Michael Iaboni is a Canadian Freelance Writer and Editor. He graduated from York University with a Degree in English and Creative Writing and then attended Queen's University where he obtained a Professional Editing Standards Certificate. He is a member of Editor's Canada and, in his spare time, enjoys reading, writing, soccer, and gaming.

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