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Should You Buy a Xerox Scanner?

Matthew
Updated 19 December 2020
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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 380+ scanners by objectively and impartially analysing over 4,300 user and expert reviews and 60+ 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 $139 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 $1,499 for the 4799 which is a 600 x 600 scanner, a scanner that has a 279.4 x 431.8 max scan size and an adf scanner. The average price of a new Xerox scanner is $551.

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%
606 reviews
#2
Japan
95%
95%
1,453 reviews
#3
87%
87%
239 reviews
#4
Japan
87%
87%
863 reviews
#5
87%
87%
105 reviews
#6
83%
83%
70 reviews
#7
HP
United States
80%
80%
402 reviews
#8
Visioneer
79%
79%
43 reviews
#9
Iris
78%
78%
61 reviews
#10
I.R.I.S.
76%
76%
18 reviews
#11
Avision
72%
72%
7 reviews
#12
Japan
71%
71%
0 reviews
#13
Japan
66%
66%
2 reviews
#14
Adesso
61%
61%
0 reviews
#15
Veho
54%
54%
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
$531
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $13,999
Price Distribution of All Scanners
No. Of Scanners
Average Price
$551
$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
49
4 stars
21
3 stars
3
2 stars
5
1 star
2
Xerox has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its scanners than most other brands.

Over 95% of expert reviews and 88% of user reviews for Xerox scanners are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 87% and 85% respectively across all Scanner brands.

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 Plustek Fujitsu HP Epson Canon Xerox
PC Mag logo
64%
14 reviews
78%
4 reviews
71%
7 reviews
80%
7 reviews
78%
5 reviews
76%
8 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
73%
4 reviews
80%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
itpro.co.uk logo
80%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
82%
2 reviews
90%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
40%
1 review
90%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
60%
1 review
90%
2 reviews
alphr.com logo
50%
1 review
89%
3 reviews
83%
2 reviews
about.com logo
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
85%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
digitalfotoforalla.se logo
85%
1 review
83%
1 review
79%
2 reviews
digitalfoto.dk logo
85%
1 review
83%
1 review
79%
2 reviews
itproportal.com logo
70%
2 reviews
75%
2 reviews
gadgetspeak.com logo
84%
1 review
88%
1 review
72%
1 review
72%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
90%
1 review
90%
1 review
70%
1 review
90%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
74%
2 reviews
59%
1 review
techmagnifier.com logo
65%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
Techradar logo
80%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
toptenreviews.com logo
88%
2 reviews
63%
1 review
bitcity.it logo
82%
3 reviews
IT Reviews.com logo
70%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
Ephotozine logo
83%
3 reviews
mymac.com logo
90%
2 reviews
pcmagazine.ru logo
80%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
72%
16 reviews
75%
26 reviews
64%
7 reviews
60%
6 reviews
92%
7 reviews
Average
71%
51 reviews
83%
49 reviews
76%
23 reviews
75%
22 reviews
80%
20 reviews
72%
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 received by 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 Plustek Fujitsu HP Epson Canon Xerox
PC Mag logo
2
1
2
3
3
alphr.com logo
3
1
chip.com.my logo
1
1
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
1
1
Ephotozine logo
3
Expert Reviews logo
1
2
toptenreviews.com logo
2
insidehardware.it logo
2
uk.hardware.info logo
1
tipa.com logo
1
techgearlab.com logo
1
techadvisor.co.uk logo
1
IT Reviews.com logo
1
itproportal.com logo
1
itpro.co.uk logo
1
bitsandchips.it logo
1
hardwaregeeks.com logo
1
gadgetgear.nl logo
1
computeractive.co.uk logo
1
buyerslab.com logo
1
Total
8
11
4
5
6
9

How Reliable Are Xerox Scanners?

We checked over 4,300 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Xerox scanners. 71% of reviews that mention reliability were positive. Therefore the majority of Xerox scanner owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

71% 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

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

NOT RELIABLE

Light duty to heavy duty use
Bhphotovideo.com
Purchased this scanner for the office as a heavy duty scanner
amazon.co.uk

What is the Best Mid-Range Xerox Scanner?

Xerox DocuMate 6440

$249.99
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Xerox DocuMate 6440
600 X
600
DPI
60ppm
ADF SCAN

A great mid range choice, priced at $249.99 is the Xerox DocuMate 6440, which has a Kagoo Score of 86.

Features We Love:
Supports colour scanning
Duplex scanning

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

95
Reviews
4 Reviews + 1 Award
86
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Popularity
Quite Popular
82
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Xerox DocuMate 6440 has very good 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

The cheapest price that we could find for the DocuMate 6440 in the US is $249.99 and in total we found 5 prices for it.

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What is the Best High End Xerox Scanner?

Xerox DocuMate 4799

$1,499.49
Adorama
Xerox DocuMate 4799
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Xerox DocuMate 4799
600 X
600
DPI
279.4 X
431.8MM MAX
SCAN SIZE
112ppm
ADF SCAN
SPEED (B/W,

If you're looking for a high end Xerox scanner then the Xerox DocuMate 4799 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 78, but is a bit more expensive at $1,499.49.

Features We Love:
Supports colour scanning
Duplex scanning
A3mm max scan size (279.4x431.8mm)
Multi feed detection
Big auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity (350 sheets)

A fully featured and classic 600 x 600 DPI sheetfed / adf flat-bed scanner. It has a duplex scanning and a multi feed detection and supports colour scanning.

96
Reviews
14 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
68
Value for Money
Good
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Purchasers report that Xerox DocuMate 4799 has brilliant user reviews with an average user rating of 94%, based on 14 reviews.

The cheapest price that we could find for the DocuMate 4799 in the US is $1,499.49 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Xerox Scanner?

Xerox Documate 152i

$139.00
Adorama
Xerox Documate 152i
Buy Now
Xerox Documate 152i
600 X
600
DPI
25ppm
ADF SCAN

At only $139 and with a Kagoo Score of 84 the Xerox Documate 152i makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Supports colour scanning
Duplex scanning
Bundled software

A classic and fully featured 600 x 600 DPI sheetfed / adf flat-bed scanner, with an affordable price. It supports colour scanning and has a duplex scanning. Multiple reviews mentioned that this flat-bed scanner is good for scanning documents.

91
Reviews
6 Reviews
85
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Popularity
Quite Popular
84
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Xerox Documate 152i has good user reviews but ok expert reviews. 100% of buyers recommended this flat-bed scanner to others.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Documate 152i in the US is $139.00 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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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 Mid-Range Xerox Scanner?
What is the Best High End Xerox Scanner?
What is the Best Budget Choice Xerox Scanner?

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