Brother DS-740D Review

Good: Space-saving design, ability to scan to the cloud, robust image enhancement features.
Bad: Network and wireless connectivity is not supported.
Bottom Line: Compact and lightweight device that lets users scan documents from anywhere.
Intended Users:
Small/home offices
Speed Black:
Speed Color:
Up to 16 ppm
Up to 16 ppm
Not applicable
Not applicable

Product Overview

The Brother DS-740D Duplex Mobile Scanner lets users scan documents from home, the office or on the go. It has a single-sheet feed and can scan single- and doubled-sided documents at up to 16 ppm in both black and color. Users simply plug the USB cable into their computer or laptop.

The DS-740D accommodates a variety of documents, such as receipts and ID cards. The minimum document size is 2″ x 3.4″ and the maximum size is up to 72″.  The scanner has a duty cycle of 100 pages per day. It also supports a variety of scan-to destinations, including email, OCR, file and cloud services (Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote).

More details is in our Features section below.

As a portable scanner, the DS-740D is lightweight, and has a compact Desk Saving Design that can save space on a desk or table.


The DS-740D has many advanced features for optimizing images and text, such as automatic color detection, image rotation, blank page detection, automatic cropping, automatic de-skew, background removal, bleed through detection, hole punch removal, text enhancement and color dropout. It also includes TWAIN and WIA drivers for PC and ICA and SANE drivers for Macs. Bundled software includes OCR, BR-Receipts, Brother iPrint and Scan, Kofax Power PDF Standard, Presto! BizCard and Kofax PaperPort. Users are able to turn scanned documents into editable Microsoft Word files.

Finally, there’s a one-year limited warranty, and Brother offers free online, phone and live chat support.

  • Automatic Document Feeder?
  • Duplexing?
  • Ethernet Connectivity?
  • Wireless Connectivity?
  • Mobile Printing/Scanning?
  • Finishers?


The DS-740D doesn’t support network or wireless connectivity.


Brother is an industry leading provider of small and mid-sized business printing and imaging solutions developed to help increase productivity, improve workflow, and enhance organizational efficiency, all while helping to reduce costs. Within its printers and all-in-ones division, Brother sells both laser and ink jet devices.

For offices of any size, Brother’s Business Smart Series include color inkjet MFPs that have print speeds that range from 18 ppm to 20 ppm (in color and ISO speed) and handle paper sizes of up to 11″ x 17″ (ledger size).

In addition to printers, scanners, faxes, and all-in-ones, Brother also sells sewing machines, label printers, and offer solutions for document management and web conferencing.

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