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Should You Buy an HP Scanner?

Updated 13 January 2020 by Matthew
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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 50+ 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 $200 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 $975 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 $539.

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%
1,470 reviews
#2
Japan
95%
95%
584 reviews
#3
Japan
87%
87%
851 reviews
#4
86%
86%
213 reviews
#5
85%
85%
79 reviews
#6
83%
83%
37 reviews
#7
HP
United States
82%
82%
387 reviews
#8
Iris
81%
81%
70 reviews
#9
Visioneer
80%
80%
15 reviews
#10
I.R.I.S.
72%
72%
2 reviews
#11
Japan
72%
72%
0 reviews
#12
Avision
71%
71%
7 reviews
#13
Adesso
61%
61%
0 reviews
#14
Lomography
57%
57%
0 reviews
#15
Kenro
52%
52%
0 reviews
#16
Panasonic
Japan
51%
51%
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 10 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
$647
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $3,799
Price Distribution of All Scanners
No. Of Scanners
Average Price
$539
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $13,999
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
212
4 stars
50
3 stars
22
2 stars
19
1 star
47
HP has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its scanners than most other scanner brands.

Over 87% of expert reviews and 75% of user reviews for HP 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 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 Canon
PC Mag logo
77%
3 reviews
64%
13 reviews
71%
7 reviews
80%
1 review
78%
5 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
80%
2 reviews
73%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
88%
1 review
84%
1 review
72%
1 review
61%
3 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
80%
1 review
40%
1 review
80%
1 review
60%
1 review
90%
2 reviews
itpro.co.uk logo
80%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
82%
2 reviews
digitalfoto.dk logo
85%
1 review
79%
2 reviews
chimerarevo.com logo
80%
1 review
74%
1 review
73%
1 review
about.com logo
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
70%
1 review
Ephotozine logo
83%
3 reviews
bitcity.it logo
82%
3 reviews
alphr.com logo
83%
2 reviews
50%
1 review
everyeye.it logo
75%
1 review
73%
2 reviews
pcproffesionale.it
90%
1 review
70%
1 review
insidehardware.it logo
90%
2 reviews
mrhightech.fr logo
88%
2 reviews
diskidee.nl logo
85%
2 reviews
itproportal.com logo
70%
2 reviews
digitalfotoforalla.se logo
85%
1 review
83%
1 review
pcmagazine.ru logo
80%
2 reviews
in.pcmag.com logo
60%
1 review
70%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
78%
28 reviews
68%
10 reviews
64%
8 reviews
55%
12 reviews
89%
8 reviews
Average
82%
47 reviews
71%
46 reviews
76%
23 reviews
69%
21 reviews
81%
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 given to 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 Canon
PC Mag logo
1
1
1
3
Expert Reviews logo
1
2
Ephotozine logo
3
alphr.com logo
2
insidehardware.it logo
2
whatnext.pl logo
2
toptenreviews.com logo
2
pcfoster.pl logo
2
in4.pl logo
2
chip.com.my logo
1
1
hardwaregeeks.com logo
1
benchmark.pl logo
1
gadgetgear.nl logo
1
frazpc.pl logo
1
computeractive.co.uk logo
1
techadvisor.co.uk logo
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
vonguru.fr logo
1
bitsandchips.it logo
1
xtremehardware.com logo
1
Total
7
8
4
11
6

How Reliable Are HP Scanners?

We checked over 4,200 reviews to find comments about the reliability of HP scanners. 90% of reviews that mention reliability were positive. Therefore the vast majority of HP scanner owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

90% 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

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 Pro 4500FN1

$674.95
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1200 X
1200
DPI
30ppm
ADF SCAN

A great mid range choice, priced at $674.95 is the HP Scanjet Pro 4500FN1, which has a Kagoo Score of 78.

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

A cheap and fully featured 1200 x 1200 DPI flatbed flat-bed scanner. It has a duplex scanning and an A4 / us lettermm maximum scan size and supports colour scanning.

81
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Popularity
Quite Popular
72
Value for Money
Good
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good

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What is the Best Budget Choice HP Scanner?

HP ScanJet Pro 2500 f1

$199.99
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HP ScanJet Pro 2500 f1
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HP ScanJet Pro 2500 f1
1200 X
1200
DPI
20ppm
ADF SCAN

At only $199.99 and with a Kagoo Score of 85 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

An award winning and fully featured 1200 x 1200 DPI sheetfed / adf scanner, with a fair price. It has a duplex scanning and an A4 / us lettermm maximum scan size and supports colour scanning. Our review analysis indicates that this scanner isexcellent for scanning documents.

92
Reviews
10 Reviews + 1 Award
85
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Popularity
Widely Available
84
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates 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 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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