Looking for a document scanner with networking (not wireless) for $500 or less. Ideally $300 or less if possible.

Client is looking for a scanner that they can save documents to networked PCs.  They don't want to spend over $500 dollars though and they'd ideally like something for around $300.  Any suggestions would be welcome.  I sent them a quote for the brother ADS2500WE but it's out of their price range.
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Michael MachieIT SupervisorCommented:
HP OfficeJet 8600 All-in-One. About $150.
Allows scan to PC from a button as well as Scan to Network Share. Not the fastest, but has a doc feeder and a wired ethernet port. Is is not a dedicated scanner but has those functions.

The next would be to look at a Fujitsu in that price range..
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
If you really like the Brother ADS-2500We, its street price is close to $500 — currently $533 at Amazon:

Also, Brother makes numerous network-wired MFCs that are under $500. Since your client will be using it for scanning only, you may as well go with a B&W laser printing unit, not a color one. Here's a link to all of the Brother B&W laser MFCs:

This list has several MFCs with a wired (Ethernet) connection and a street price under $500 — some under $300 (Amazon is a good place to check for street price). Btw, you may be tempted to save some money by getting an MFC with inkjet (instead of laser) printing – don't! Even though your client won't be printing with it, do not go for an inkjet model — they burn through printer cartridges even when not printing. The cleaning cycle is the culprit (not an issue on the lasers). On some of the inkjets, you can scan without a printing cartridge even being present — on others, you can't. It's not worth the price difference — get a B&W laser. Regards, Joe

P.S. Re the previous post, Fujitsu does not have a network scanner that is in your price range (neither does Kodak). The only current production Fujitsu network scanners are the fi-6010N and N1800, both of which are way beyond your price range.

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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Thank you for taking the time to post those very kind words — nice to hear! Regards, Joe
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