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Should You Buy a Xerox Scanner?

Matthew
Updated 10 May 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 370+ scanners by objectively and impartially analysing over 4,300 user and expert reviews and 50+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Xerox are recognised for their good selection of premium and moderately popular scanners. Their scanners start at $161 for the DocuMate 3220 which is a 600 x 600 scanner, a scanner that has a 216 max scan size and an adf scanner and go up to $1,699 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 $588.

Xerox are recognised for their good selection of premium 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. 3 best scanner brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Xerox is the 3rd best scanner brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
1,469 reviews
#2
Japan
94%
94%
604 reviews
#3
89%
89%
105 reviews
#4
Japan
88%
88%
847 reviews
#5
84%
84%
215 reviews
#6
81%
81%
37 reviews
#7
HP
United States
81%
81%
398 reviews
#8
Visioneer
78%
78%
15 reviews
#9
Iris
74%
74%
66 reviews
#10
I.R.I.S.
72%
72%
7 reviews
#11
Japan
70%
70%
0 reviews
#12
Avision
69%
69%
7 reviews
#13
Adesso
62%
62%
0 reviews
#14
Veho
53%
53%
0 reviews
#15
Kenro
52%
52%
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

There's a wide selection of Xerox scanners available compared to other scanner brands, with 10 Xerox scanners currently on the market in the US. Xerox also have better reviews than the typical scanner brand, with the average rating of a Xerox scanner being 78%.

The average review score for a Xerox scanner is 78%.

Xerox scanners tend to be cheaper than most other scanner brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Scanners
Average Price
$668
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $14,999
Price Distribution of All Scanners
No. Of Scanners
Average Price
$588
$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 Iris Xerox
PC Mag logo
64%
13 reviews
78%
4 reviews
71%
7 reviews
80%
1 review
76%
8 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
73%
4 reviews
80%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
itpro.co.uk logo
80%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
82%
2 reviews
90%
2 reviews
gadgetspeak.com logo
84%
1 review
88%
1 review
72%
1 review
61%
3 reviews
alphr.com logo
50%
1 review
83%
2 reviews
83%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
40%
1 review
90%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
60%
1 review
itproportal.com logo
70%
2 reviews
75%
2 reviews
chimerarevo.com logo
74%
1 review
80%
1 review
73%
1 review
techmagnifier.com logo
65%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
everyeye.it logo
75%
1 review
73%
2 reviews
Ephotozine logo
83%
3 reviews
toptenreviews.com logo
88%
2 reviews
63%
1 review
bitcity.it logo
82%
3 reviews
mrhightech.fr logo
88%
3 reviews
insidehardware.it logo
90%
2 reviews
pcproffesionale.it
70%
1 review
90%
1 review
IT Reviews.com logo
80%
1 review
100%
1 review
about.com logo
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
pcquest.com logo
90%
1 review
80%
1 review
in.pcmag.com logo
60%
1 review
70%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
64%
7 reviews
77%
25 reviews
67%
7 reviews
58%
11 reviews
45%
1 review
Average
72%
46 reviews
84%
44 reviews
74%
23 reviews
69%
20 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. This means that Xerox has more awards for its scanners than any other brand. 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 more awards for its scanners than any other brand.

Compare all award winning scanners

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

Very durable an reliable product
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
Light duty to heavy duty use
Bhphotovideo.com

What is the Best Mid-Range Xerox Scanner?

Xerox B405DN

$752.36
hippo-deal
Xerox B405DN
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Xerox B405DN
1200 X
1200
DPI

A great mid range choice, priced at $752.36 is the Xerox B405DN, which has a Kagoo Score of 73.

Features We Love:
Supports colour scanning
Duplex scanning
1200 x 1200 DPI

A fully featured but only moderate value for money 1200 x 1200 DPI flatbed flat-bed scanner. It supports colour scanning and has a duplex scanning.

80
Features
Fully-Featured
64
Value for Money
Good
73
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the B405DN in the US is $752.36 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best High End Xerox Scanner?

Xerox DocuMate 4799

$1,699.49
Adorama
Xerox DocuMate 4799
Buy Now
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 79, but is a bit more expensive at $1,699.49.

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)

The highest review score sheetfed scanner around. It has a duplex scanning and a multi feed detection and supports colour scanning.

96
Reviews
14 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
70
Value for Money
Good
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates 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 $1,699.49 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Xerox Scanner?

Xerox DocuMate 6440

$568.00
Antonline
Xerox DocuMate 6440
Buy Now
Xerox DocuMate 6440
600 X
600
DPI
60ppm
ADF SCAN

At only $568 and with a Kagoo Score of 85 the Xerox DocuMate 6440 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Supports colour scanning
Duplex scanning

Our review analysis indicates that this flat-bed scanner has bad network connectivity. It's an award winning and fully featured 600 x 600 DPI sheetfed / adf flat-bed scanner, with a good price. It supports colour scanning and has a duplex scanning.

96
Reviews
4 Reviews + 1 Award
86
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Popularity
Quite Popular
79
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned 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

The cheapest price that we could find for the DocuMate 6440 in the US is $568.00 and in total we found 4 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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