Worked fine for 1-2 years (very light use) Then need to pay for drivers.
20 January 2014
Summary: We had this scanner for 1-2 years which we used not very often. Today, i plugged it into my new computer and tried to obtain the driver necessary for it to work. Upon clicking on the link to download it brought me to their ''Support center'' where they tell me to enter my Serial number for my...
Summary: This is my second hp scanner. The first one worked fine, but was not compatible when I went to XP. Had to buy another scanner. The second one is working well, but is not compatible with Windows 7. They try to give you a small discount on a new scanner. Nice way to make more money.
Summary: I am one of the people who never had a problem with this scanner. As a matter of fact, I am pretty happy with it. Is is fast, and pictures turn out beautifully. The only thing is, I lost my electrical cord. Does anyone know where to get a replacement? I could not find anything on HP.com
Summary: First, you don't need to use HP's software. But I found it works perfectly for scanning with many options. One is picture recognition so you can scan multiple pictures at once. When your done, there is a picture viewer window that opens.
Summary: I've been using this scanner for a few years and it has been reasonably dependable. I needed a scanner with a large bed in order to scan book covers and other 3D items. It has worked well for my purposes though it has always had a persistent high pitched squeal whenever it is turned on.
Summary: I concur with the other reviewers and would like to alert people to HP. Their software is and always has been - FLAKEY. Their peripherals are cheap for a reason - they are unreliable and poor performers. I had to throw this away after months of frustration with it and I am technical.
Summary: I purchased and installed a new HP printer. Now my scanner (HP Scanjet 4850) doesn't work. I've tried the fixes suggested. The system just hangs. Nothing really works. Don't buy this if you intend to connect anything else to your computer.
Summary: Comments about HP Scanjet 4850: This scanner has saved my life in trying to keep the kids entertained. My kids love to scan photos that they find in the newspaper or in a magazine. This scanner works very well and so easy to operate that I don’t even have to help them create their masterpieces.
Pros: Accurate Color, Easy Setup, Excellent Software, Good Bit Depth, Widely Compatible