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Should You Buy an HP Scanner?

Matthew
Updated 17 January 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 4,300 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 $80 for the ScanJet Pro 3500 which is a 1200 x 1200 scanner, a scanner that has a 216 max scan size and a flatbed scanner and go up to $895 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 $407.

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%
596 reviews
#2
Japan
93%
93%
1,446 reviews
#3
87%
87%
239 reviews
#4
87%
87%
105 reviews
#5
Japan
85%
85%
880 reviews
#6
81%
81%
70 reviews
#7
HP
United States
80%
80%
402 reviews
#8
Visioneer
78%
78%
43 reviews
#9
Iris
76%
76%
82 reviews
#10
I.R.I.S.
76%
76%
25 reviews
#11
Avision
74%
74%
7 reviews
#12
Japan
71%
71%
0 reviews
#13
Japan
65%
65%
2 reviews
#14
Adesso
61%
61%
0 reviews
#15
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 70%.

The average review score for a HP scanner is 70%.

There's a smaller selection of HP scanners available compared to other scanner brands, with only 9 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 $13,599
Price Distribution of All Scanners
No. Of Scanners
Average Price
$407
$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
17
3 stars
2
2 stars
1
1 star
0
HP logo

User Reviews

5 stars
220
4 stars
51
3 stars
22
2 stars
20
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 88% of expert reviews and 75% of user reviews for HP scanners are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 88% and 84% 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 HP Epson Xerox
PC Mag logo
64%
14 reviews
77%
3 reviews
73%
8 reviews
80%
9 reviews
76%
8 reviews
itpro.co.uk logo
80%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
82%
2 reviews
90%
2 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
73%
4 reviews
80%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
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
gadgetspeak.com logo
84%
1 review
88%
1 review
72%
1 review
72%
1 review
itproportal.com logo
70%
2 reviews
75%
2 reviews
about.com logo
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
85%
2 reviews
Ephotozine logo
83%
3 reviews
techmagnifier.com logo
65%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
toptenreviews.com logo
88%
2 reviews
63%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
90%
1 review
90%
1 review
90%
1 review
IT Reviews.com logo
70%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
bitcity.it logo
82%
3 reviews
pcquest.com logo
90%
1 review
80%
1 review
pcproffesionale.it
70%
1 review
90%
1 review
pcworld.com.vn logo
100%
1 review
100%
1 review
in.pcmag.com logo
60%
1 review
70%
1 review
mrhightech.fr logo
88%
2 reviews
macnn.com logo
85%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
71%
13 reviews
76%
23 reviews
67%
7 reviews
64%
6 reviews
Average
72%
51 reviews
86%
43 reviews
74%
24 reviews
75%
20 reviews
72%
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 Plustek Fujitsu HP Epson Xerox
PC Mag logo
1
1
4
3
alphr.com logo
2
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
1
1
chip.com.my logo
1
1
1
Ephotozine logo
3
toptenreviews.com logo
2
insidehardware.it logo
2
itproportal.com logo
1
tipa.com logo
1
techadvisor.co.uk logo
1
IT Reviews.com logo
1
itpro.co.uk logo
1
bitsandchips.it logo
1
hardwaregeeks.com logo
1
gadgetgear.nl logo
1
Expert Reviews logo
1
buyerslab.com logo
1
Total
8
7
4
7
9

How Reliable Are HP Scanners?

We checked over 4,300 reviews to find comments about the reliability of HP scanners. 10 of these reviews mention reliability of which 75% were positive. Therefore the majority of HP scanner owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

75% 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 is so simple that it is almost a marvel of engineering
Bhphotovideo.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

$150.00
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600 X
600
DPI
35ppm
ADF SCAN

A great mid range choice, priced at $150 is the HP ScanJet Pro 2000, which has a Kagoo Score of 75.

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

A bargain price and fully featured 600 x 600 DPI sheetfed / adf scanner, with very good user reviews. It supports colour scanning and has an A4 / us lettermm maximum scan size.

80
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Value for Money
Good
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Owners report that HP ScanJet Pro 2000 has brilliant user reviews with an average user rating of 100%.

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HP ScanJet Pro 2000 s1 Sheet-feed OCR Scanner Review
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HP ScanJet Pro 2000 s1 Sheet-feed OCR Scanner Reviews 2020

The cheapest price that we could find for the ScanJet Pro 2000 in the US is $150.00 but in total we found only 2 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
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 85, 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)

The best rated flat-bed scanner under $1,000, with a cheap price. It has a duplex scanning and a multi feed detection and supports colour scanning. Our review analysis indicates that it has good features.

96
Reviews
4 Reviews
85
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Popularity
Quite Popular
82
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

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

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 but in total we found only 2 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 86 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

Our review analysis indicates that this flat-bed scanner is brilliant for scanning documents. It's the highest scoring flatbed scanner available, with a good price. It has a duplex scanning and an A4 / us lettermm maximum scan size and supports colour scanning.

93
Reviews
10 Reviews + 1 Award
86
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Popularity
Quite Popular
86
Value for Money
Very Good
86
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
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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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