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Should You Buy an HP Scanner?

Matthew
Updated 05 June 2020
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should you buy an HP Scanner?

HP is one of the most popular scanner brands as well as being well known for its PC monitors, laser printers and inkjet printers.

If you are wondering how HP 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 60+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.

HP are recognised for their good selection of mid-range and moderately popular scanners. Their scanners start at $110 for the ScanJet Pro 2500 f1 which is a 1200 x 1200 scanner, a scanner that has a 216 max scan size and a sheetfed / adf scanner and go up to $799 for the Scanjet Enterprise Flow 7500 which is a 600 x 600 scanner, a scanner that has a 216 max scan size and a flatbed scanner. The average price of a new HP scanner is $455.

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

Is HP the Best Scanner Brand?

So are HP 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.

HP is ranked the No. 8 best scanner brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that HP is the 8th best scanner brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
1,468 reviews
#2
Japan
94%
94%
599 reviews
#3
89%
89%
105 reviews
#4
Japan
87%
87%
857 reviews
#5
85%
85%
219 reviews
#6
81%
81%
38 reviews
#7
Visioneer
80%
80%
43 reviews
#8
HP
United States
78%
78%
398 reviews
#9
Iris
76%
76%
64 reviews
#10
I.R.I.S.
73%
73%
9 reviews
#11
Avision
73%
73%
7 reviews
#12
Japan
70%
70%
0 reviews
#13
Adesso
61%
61%
0 reviews
#14
Veho
53%
53%
0 reviews

Let's look at how HP 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
HP Scanners

HP have better reviews than the typical scanner brand, with the average rating of a HP scanner being 71%.

The average review score for a HP scanner is 71%.

There's a smaller selection of HP scanners available compared to other scanner brands, with only 7 HP scanners currently on the market in the US. HP scanners also tend to be cheaper than most other scanner brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Scanners
Average Price
$685
$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
$455
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $12,499
Price Distribution of HP Scanners

What Do the HP Scanner Reviews Say?

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

HP logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
4
4 stars
16
3 stars
2
2 stars
1
1 star
0
HP logo

User Reviews

5 stars
220
4 stars
51
3 stars
22
2 stars
19
1 star
49
HP has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its scanners than most other brands.

Over 87% of expert reviews and 75% of user reviews for HP 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 HP 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
78%
4 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
alphr.com logo
89%
3 reviews
50%
1 review
83%
2 reviews
gadgetspeak.com logo
88%
1 review
84%
1 review
72%
1 review
61%
3 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
Ephotozine logo
83%
3 reviews
techmagnifier.com logo
65%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
chimerarevo.com logo
80%
1 review
74%
1 review
73%
1 review
toptenreviews.com logo
88%
2 reviews
63%
1 review
bitcity.it logo
82%
3 reviews
everyeye.it logo
75%
1 review
73%
2 reviews
insidehardware.it logo
90%
2 reviews
IT Reviews.com logo
80%
1 review
100%
1 review
in.pcmag.com logo
60%
1 review
70%
1 review
pcmagazine.ru logo
80%
2 reviews
about.com logo
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
pcproffesionale.it
90%
1 review
70%
1 review
mrhightech.fr logo
88%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
73%
29 reviews
67%
8 reviews
68%
8 reviews
58%
11 reviews
45%
1 review
Average
82%
48 reviews
72%
47 reviews
74%
23 reviews
69%
20 reviews
75%
19 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have HP Scanners Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 4 industry awards for HP scanners. The table below compares the number of awards received by HP to other popular scanner brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

HP has won 4 awards for its scanners.

Compare all award winning scanners

Number of Awards Fujitsu Plustek HP Iris Xerox
PC Mag logo
2
1
1
3
alphr.com logo
3
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
uk.hardware.info 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
Other Expert Sites
2
1
1
Total
12
8
4
8
9

How Reliable Are HP Scanners?

We checked over 4,200 reviews to find comments about the reliability of HP scanners. 10 of these reviews mention reliability of which 92% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of HP scanner owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

92% of reviewers think HP scanners are reliable.

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

RELIABLE

It was useless like a damaged product so I had to return it
amazon.co.uk
It is so simple that it is almost a marvel of engineering
Bhphotovideo.com

NOT RELIABLE

I can't say yet how durable this HP machine will be
amazon.co.uk

What is the Best Mid-Range HP Scanner?

HP ScanJet Enterprise Flow 7000 s3

$593.88
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600
DPI
75ppm
ADF SCAN

A great mid range choice, priced at $593.88 is the HP ScanJet Enterprise Flow 7000 s3, which has a Kagoo Score of 81.

Features We Love:
Supports colour scanning
Duplex scanning

A positively reviewed and fully featured 600 x 600 DPI sheetfed / adf flat-bed scanner, with a reasonable price. It supports colour scanning and has a duplex scanning. Our review analysis indicates that this flat-bed scanner has good features.

96
Reviews
4 Reviews
83
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that HP ScanJet Enterprise Flow 7000 s3 has brilliant user reviews with an average user rating of 93%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the ScanJet Enterprise Flow 7000 s3 in the US is $593.88 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice HP Scanner?

HP ScanJet Pro 2500 f1

$156.00
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1200 X
1200
DPI
20ppm
ADF SCAN

At only $156 and with a Kagoo Score of 83 the HP ScanJet Pro 2500 f1 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Supports colour scanning
A4 / us lettermm max scan size (216x297mm)
Duplex scanning
1200 x 1200 DPI

Multiple reviews mentioned that this flat-bed scanner isexcellent for scanning documents. It's a fully featured and award winning 1200 x 1200 DPI sheetfed / adf flat-bed scanner, with a low price. It has a duplex scanning and an A4 / us lettermm maximum scan size and supports colour scanning.

91
Reviews
10 Reviews + 1 Award
84
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Popularity
Quite Popular
80
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Customers report that HP ScanJet Pro 2500 f1 has good expert reviews and good user reviews with an average overall rating of 77%.

Expert Reviews Recommended
HP scanjet pro 2500 f1 Unboxing and Installation
HP scanjet pro 2500 f1 Unboxing and Installation
Setup & Install HP ScanJet Pro 2500 F1 || Unboxing HP ScanJet Pro 2500 F1
Setup & Install HP ScanJet Pro 2500 F1 || Unboxing HP ScanJet Pro 2500 F1
HP ScanJet Pro 2500 f1 Flatbed OCR Scanner Reviews 2020
HP ScanJet Pro 2500 f1 Flatbed OCR Scanner Reviews 2020
HP ScanJet Pro 2500 f1 Flatbed OCR Scanner Review
HP ScanJet Pro 2500 f1 Flatbed OCR Scanner Review

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

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