Hates Macs more than Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer combined
clyde j., Newegg
21 August 2011
Pros: Price, feature set, ability to do flatbed as well as ADF scanning
Cons: slow, prone to jam, duplex scan slow and complex, software bug will make macs running 10.6 and 10.7 run at 100%. This software, even while not being used, will drain a laptop battery and max out the fans.
Pros: This scanner has few pros...... The scans are good quality, but this scanner is a pain to use. I have been using one owned by my employer from a home office setting for the past three years. I am changing employers, and will recommend this piece of equipment just go to salvage. It is not worth the postage to send it back to my company's headquarters. I am already shopping for its replacement.
Cons: The automatic document feeder (ADF) o this scanner is total junk. The particular scanner I have was used in an office setting for two-years before I took it to my home office, and the original ADF was replaced under warranty. But, the design is so flawed that the replacement ADF quickly malfunctioned again. When the scanner does function correctly in the automatic mode, every page will be scanned with about an 8-degree tilt to the left. You cannot feed documents with ...
Excerpt: Used this to scan documents for a billing company. I've gone thru 2 in less than a year. Both broke down when material jammed inside, paper tore inside and it could not be cleaned. Retailer replaced the first one; second one prone to same problems. I will not replace with the same machine.
Pros: Accurate Color, Good Resolution, Works on Network
Cons: Jams frequentlyfatally, Poor Bit Depth, Poor Resolution, Slow
Summary: This scanner worked perfectly for the first 5 months. I probably scanned 3000 pages of stuff. Then all of a sudden I could not "initialize scanner". I use it with my MacBook Pro. The scanner shows up in my "About This Mac", just not in the HP software anymore. After navigating HP's voicemail jail for almost an hour, I gave up. Its almost like they want to prevent you from speaking with a real support person! I am ordering the Fujitsu Snapscan.
Summary: I mean jelly. Bought this to turn the archive our ugly metal filing cabinet and e-file all these bank statements and bills. Using XP. Easy to set up. I use the document feeder the most. I think I spend more time removing paper jams than actually scanning. I'm about to throw this out the window! Whether duplexing or not, it still jams! And it's a pain in the but to remove the jam. Don't bother with this thing.
Pros: Mechanically it worked well. The down-loadable HP ScanPro software suite for Mac was really slick and well put together. It's fine for light/home use....
Cons: The software for PC was buggy and never worked right. Tried both the HP software and generic TWAIN drivers but it rarely wanted to work. Duplex scanning is especially slow. I had a small piece of paper get stuck in my document feeder and when I tried to pull it out, realized that the ADF unit is completely sealed so there's no way to get it out, short of using a hammer.