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Should You Buy an HP Scanner?

Matthew
Updated 24 May 2021
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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 380+ scanners by objectively and impartially analysing over 6,900 user and expert reviews and 50+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.

HP are recognised for their good selection of mid-range and moderately popular scanners and start at $139 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 $700 for the Enterprise Flow 7000 s3 which is a 600 x 600 scanner, a scanner that has a 216 max scan size and an adf scanner. The average price of a new HP scanner is $425.

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. 7 best scanner brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that HP is the 7th best scanner brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
2,469 reviews
#2
Japan
95%
95%
565 reviews
#3
89%
89%
544 reviews
#4
Japan
87%
87%
1,164 reviews
#5
86%
86%
469 reviews
#6
84%
84%
120 reviews
#7
HP
United States
84%
84%
432 reviews
#8
Iris
77%
77%
153 reviews
#9
I.R.I.S.
76%
76%
131 reviews
#10
Visioneer
75%
75%
60 reviews
#11
Avision
73%
73%
9 reviews
#12
Japan
73%
73%
0 reviews
#13
Japan
67%
67%
2 reviews
#14
Adesso
62%
62%
0 reviews
#15
Veho
58%
58%
0 reviews
#16
Lomography
58%
58%
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 69%.

There's a smaller selection of HP scanners available compared to other scanner brands, with only 12 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
$531
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $17,399
Price Distribution of All Scanners
No. Of Scanners
Average Price
$425
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $13,499
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
17
3 stars
2
2 stars
1
1 star
0
HP logo

User Reviews

5 stars
231
4 stars
52
3 stars
23
2 stars
21
1 star
64
HP has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its scanners than most other brands.

Over 88% of expert reviews and 72% of user reviews for HP scanners are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 89% and 82% 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 Plustek Fujitsu Kodak HP Iris
PC Mag logo
65%
10 reviews
80%
2 reviews
79%
10 reviews
74%
8 reviews
77%
3 reviews
itpro.co.uk logo
80%
2 reviews
87%
3 reviews
76%
5 reviews
82%
2 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
73%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
84%
1 review
88%
1 review
72%
1 review
61%
3 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
60%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
60%
1 review
in.pcmag.com logo
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
pcquest.com logo
90%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
alphr.com logo
50%
1 review
83%
2 reviews
83%
1 review
mrhightech.fr logo
88%
2 reviews
46%
1 review
diskidee.nl logo
85%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
Ephotozine logo
83%
3 reviews
chimerarevo.com logo
74%
1 review
80%
1 review
73%
1 review
bitcity.it logo
82%
3 reviews
chip.com.tr logo
82%
2 reviews
winmagpro.nl logo
90%
2 reviews
pcworld.com.vn logo
100%
1 review
100%
1 review
pcproffesionale.it
70%
1 review
90%
1 review
insidehardware.it logo
90%
2 reviews
macnn.com logo
85%
2 reviews
IT Reviews.com logo
70%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
72%
18 reviews
76%
21 reviews
53%
2 reviews
68%
10 reviews
56%
11 reviews
Average
74%
52 reviews
85%
41 reviews
77%
26 reviews
75%
24 reviews
68%
24 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have HP Scanners Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 3 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 3 awards for its scanners.

Compare all award winning scanners

Number of Awards Plustek Fujitsu Kodak HP Iris
alphr.com logo
2
1
Ephotozine logo
3
Expert Reviews logo
1
1
1
itpro.co.uk logo
1
2
pcfoster.pl logo
2
chip.com.my logo
1
1
whatnext.pl logo
2
toptenreviews.com logo
2
insidehardware.it logo
2
xtremehardware.com logo
1
winmagpro.nl logo
1
vonguru.fr logo
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
in4.pl logo
1
benchmark.pl logo
1
hardwaregeeks.com logo
1
gadgetgear.nl logo
1
frazpc.pl logo
1
bitsandchips.it logo
1
betterbuys.com logo
1
Total
9
6
6
3
9

How Reliable Are HP Scanners?

We checked over 6,900 reviews to find comments about the reliability of HP scanners. 10 of these reviews mention reliability of which 73% were positive. Therefore the majority of HP scanner owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

73% 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

durable quality scanners I have ever purchase
Walmart.com
It was useless like a damaged product so I had to return it
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

broke down altogether after 18 months light use
amazon.co.uk

What is the Best Mid-Range HP Scanner?

HP ScanJet Pro 2000

$219.00
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600 X
600
DPI
35ppm
ADF SCAN

A great mid range choice, priced at $219 is the HP ScanJet Pro 2000, which has a Kagoo Score of 78.

Features We Love:
Supports colour scanning
A4 / us lettermm max scan size
Bundled software

A fully featured and highly rated 600 x 600 DPI sheetfed / adf flat-bed scanner, with a good price. It supports colour scanning and has an A4 / us lettermm maximum scan size.

89
Reviews
4 Reviews
81
Features
Fully-Featured
76
Value for Money
Very Good
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned that HP ScanJet Pro 2000 has good user reviews with an average user rating of 73%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the ScanJet Pro 2000 in the US is $219.00 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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What is the Best High End HP Scanner?

HP ScanJet Enterprise Flow 7000 s3

$535.52
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HP ScanJet Enterprise Flow 7000 s3
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HP ScanJet Enterprise Flow 7000 s3
600 X
600
DPI
75ppm
ADF SCAN

If you're looking for a high end HP scanner then the HP ScanJet Enterprise Flow 7000 s3 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 77, but is a bit more expensive at $535.52.

Features We Love:
Supports colour scanning
Duplex scanning
Multi feed detection
Bundled software
Fast scan speed (auto document feed) (75)

An affordable and fully featured 600 x 600 DPI sheetfed / adf scanner. It has a duplex scanning and a multi feed detection and supports colour scanning.

81
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Popularity
Quite Popular
74
Value for Money
Good
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good
HP ScanJet Enterprise Flow 7000 s3 Sheet-feed OCR Scanner Reviews
HP ScanJet Enterprise Flow 7000 s3 Sheet-feed OCR Scanner Reviews

The cheapest price that we could find for the ScanJet Enterprise Flow 7000 s3 in the US is $535.52 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

$139.00
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HP ScanJet Pro 2500 f1
1200 X
1200
DPI
20ppm
ADF SCAN

At only $139 and with a Kagoo Score of 84 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

A fully featured and award winning 1200 x 1200 DPI sheetfed / adf flat-bed scanner, with an affordable price. It has a duplex scanning and an A4 / us lettermm maximum scan size and supports colour scanning. Customers report that it's excellent for scanning documents.

91
Reviews
9 Reviews + 1 Award
85
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Popularity
Quite Popular
84
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that HP ScanJet Pro 2500 f1 has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 74%.

Expert Reviews Recommended
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HP ScanJet Pro 2500 f1 Flatbed OCR Scanner Review
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Review: Hp Scanjet Pro 2500 F1 Flatbed Ocr Scanner
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The cheapest price that we could find for the ScanJet Pro 2500 f1 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 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 High End HP Scanner?
What is the Best Budget Choice HP Scanner?

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