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Should You Buy a Xerox Scanner?

Updated 10 January 2020 by Matthew
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should you buy a Xerox Scanner?

Xerox is one of the most popular scanner brands as well as being well known for its laser printers.

If you are wondering how Xerox scanners compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared 370+ scanners by objectively and impartially analysing over 4,200 user and expert reviews and 50+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Xerox are recognised for their good selection of mid-range and moderately popular scanners. Their scanners start at $200 for the Documate 152i which is a 600 x 600 scanner, a scanner that has a 216 max scan size and an adf scanner and go up to $4,439 for the 4790 which is a 600 x 600 scanner, a scanner that has a misc max scan size and a flatbed & adf scanner. The average price of a new Xerox scanner is $788.

Xerox are recognised for their good selection of mid-range and moderately popular scanners.

Is Xerox the Best Scanner Brand?

So are Xerox scanners any good? We give every scanner a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all scanners we are able to impartially rank all the scanner brands.

Xerox is ranked the No. 5 best scanner brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Xerox is the 5th best scanner brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
1,483 reviews
#2
Japan
94%
94%
612 reviews
#3
Japan
87%
87%
854 reviews
#4
86%
86%
213 reviews
#5
86%
86%
79 reviews
#6
83%
83%
37 reviews
#7
HP
United States
81%
81%
387 reviews
#8
Iris
80%
80%
70 reviews
#9
Visioneer
80%
80%
15 reviews
#10
Japan
72%
72%
0 reviews
#11
Avision
69%
69%
7 reviews
#12
I.R.I.S.
69%
69%
2 reviews
#13
Adesso
61%
61%
0 reviews
#14
Lomography
56%
56%
0 reviews
#15
Kenro
52%
52%
0 reviews
#16
Panasonic
Japan
50%
50%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Xerox scanners compare to the other scanner brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection
All scanner Brands
Xerox Scanners

Xerox have better reviews than the typical scanner brand, with the average rating of a Xerox scanner being 76%.

The average review score for a Xerox scanner is 76%.

There's a smaller selection of Xerox scanners available compared to other scanner brands, with only 12 Xerox scanners currently on the market in the US. Xerox scanners also tend to be more expensive than most other scanner brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Scanners
Average Price
$647
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $3,799
Price Distribution of All Scanners
No. Of Scanners
Average Price
$788
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $13,999
Price Distribution of Xerox Scanners

What Do the Xerox Scanner Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Xerox scanner to work out the average distribution of reviews for Xerox and then compared this to the other scanner brands.

Xerox logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
5
4 stars
13
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Xerox logo

User Reviews

5 stars
30
4 stars
16
3 stars
3
2 stars
3
1 star
2
Xerox has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its scanners than most other scanner brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.

Over 95% of expert reviews and 85% of user reviews for Xerox scanners are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 87% and 86% respectively across all Scanner brands.

Looking at just the expert reviews, in the table below we compare the average review score given to Xerox scanners by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other scanner brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Fujitsu Plustek HP Iris Xerox
PC Mag logo
77%
3 reviews
64%
13 reviews
71%
7 reviews
80%
1 review
76%
8 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
80%
2 reviews
73%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
itpro.co.uk logo
80%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
82%
2 reviews
90%
2 reviews
gadgetspeak.com logo
88%
1 review
84%
1 review
72%
1 review
61%
3 reviews
alphr.com logo
83%
2 reviews
50%
1 review
83%
2 reviews
itproportal.com logo
70%
2 reviews
75%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
80%
1 review
40%
1 review
80%
1 review
60%
1 review
chimerarevo.com logo
80%
1 review
74%
1 review
73%
1 review
techmagnifier.com logo
65%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
Ephotozine logo
83%
3 reviews
bitcity.it logo
82%
3 reviews
everyeye.it logo
75%
1 review
73%
2 reviews
toptenreviews.com logo
88%
2 reviews
63%
1 review
pcmagazine.ru logo
80%
2 reviews
in.pcmag.com logo
60%
1 review
70%
1 review
insidehardware.it logo
90%
2 reviews
pcproffesionale.it
90%
1 review
70%
1 review
diskidee.nl logo
85%
2 reviews
IT Reviews.com logo
80%
1 review
100%
1 review
chip.com.tr logo
82%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
79%
30 reviews
65%
8 reviews
69%
9 reviews
54%
10 reviews
45%
1 review
Average
82%
47 reviews
72%
46 reviews
73%
23 reviews
70%
21 reviews
75%
19 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Xerox Scanners Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 9 industry awards for Xerox scanners. The table below compares the number of awards given to Xerox to other popular scanner brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Xerox has won 9 awards for its scanners.

Compare all award winning scanners

Number of Awards Fujitsu Plustek HP Iris Xerox
PC Mag logo
1
1
1
3
alphr.com logo
2
1
chip.com.my logo
1
1
1
Ephotozine logo
3
whatnext.pl logo
2
Trusted Reviews logo
1
1
toptenreviews.com logo
2
in4.pl logo
2
insidehardware.it logo
2
pcfoster.pl logo
2
xtremehardware.com logo
1
vonguru.fr logo
1
techadvisor.co.uk logo
1
IT Reviews.com logo
1
itproportal.com logo
1
itpro.co.uk logo
1
benchmark.pl logo
1
hardwaregeeks.com logo
1
gadgetgear.nl logo
1
frazpc.pl logo
1
Other Expert Sites
1
1
Total
7
8
4
11
9

How Reliable Are Xerox Scanners?

We checked over 4,200 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Xerox scanners. 75% of reviews that mention reliability were positive. Therefore the majority of Xerox scanner owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

75% of reviewers think Xerox scanners are reliable.

So, most people think that Xerox scanners are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Xerox scanners that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

Very reliable
Bhphotovideo.com
Highly recommended if you are looking for a heavy duty scanner
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

Purchased this scanner for the office as a heavy duty scanner
amazon.co.uk

What is the Best Budget Choice Xerox Scanner?

Xerox DocuMate 6440

$425.00
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Xerox DocuMate 6440
600 X
600
DPI
60ppm
ADF SCAN

At only $425 and with a Kagoo Score of 79 the Xerox DocuMate 6440 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Supports colour scanning
Duplex scanning

A fully featured and award winning 600 x 600 DPI sheetfed / adf flat-bed scanner, with a reasonable price. It supports colour scanning and has a duplex scanning. Purchasers report that this flat-bed scanner has bad network connectivity.

95
Reviews
4 Reviews + 1 Award
83
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Value for Money
Good
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Customers report that Xerox DocuMate 6440 has great expert reviews and good user reviews with an average overall rating of 88%.

itpro.co.uk Editor's Choice
Xerox DocuMate 6440 Duplex Color Document Scanner Reviews 2019
Xerox DocuMate 6440 Duplex Color Document Scanner Reviews 2019

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Xerox Scanner?
Is Xerox the Best Scanner Brand?
What Do the Xerox Scanner Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Xerox Scanners Received?
How Reliable Are Xerox Scanners?
What is the Best Budget Choice Xerox Scanner?

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