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The title pretty much asks the question: Every MFP with the ability to scan to a SMB share with an editable file name I'm finding is more than $1000. Do cheaper ones exist?

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closed as off topic by Tim Brigham, Zoredache, Mark Henderson Mar 9 '12 at 4:54

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Although this will likely be closed per the FAQ, as a sysadmin, I never expected to have to scope requirements for scanners, copiers, faxes[!] or MFPs. Regardless, we chose to lease the majority of our high-volume print/scan/fax equipment. The answer is "Yes, maybe there are MFPs for < $1000, but they will be very limited in features and you will be frustrated having to configure/admin/use them". My only real/useful advice would be to contact local vendors and compare their offerings. –  jscott Mar 9 '12 at 3:35
    
@jscott.. excellent answer, inline with my previous experience. –  Tim Brigham Mar 9 '12 at 4:06
    
what's an MFP?? –  Javier Mar 9 '12 at 4:27
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This is probably a shopping question; personally, I've had to deal with this; look at HP multifunction printers like the M2727nf (possibly just under $1000 depending on where you live) and investigated scan-to-folder under Linux: hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/index.html –  Andrew Mar 9 '12 at 4:34
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Shopping Questions are Off-Topic on any of the Stack Exchange sites because of their very limited lifespan. See Q and A is hard, lets go Shopping and the FAQ for more details. –  Mark Henderson Mar 9 '12 at 4:53

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We have a Dell 3150CN that supports scan-to-folder. That model is discontinued, but there are a number of under-$1000 Dell models now that work the same way.

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