Summary: Don't believe HP's claim that the 8290 is "network ready". I was disappointed to learn, after I purchased mine, that the scanner cannot be accessed over our network, because our operating system is not NT4. If you use Win98, Win2000, or WinXP, forget the network feature.
Summary: I was using an HP ScanJet 8250 at work and decided to buy one for use at home. I looked around and found a good deal on an HP ScanJet 8290 and wound up buying it. I had looked for a sheetfed scanner with a duplexer before and could not afford one.
Summary: We bought a Scanjet 8290 with auto document feeder last week because we need a fast scanner to digitize thousands of documents. It seems like none of the really fast scanners work with Macs, only Windows. HP, on the other hand, promised scans "up to 25 pages per minute.
Summary: Have been using scanner for office for about a year, automatic paper feeder jams quite often, and most annoyingly tends to pull the paper into the feeder mechanism when it jams, even if paper had already passed through, apparently attempting duplex scan.
Summary: I recently purchased my HP scanner from an online discount house. Unfortunately, the scanner arrived without software or a printed User Manual. However, rather than get upset, I decided to assemble the scanner (which took 1 minute).
Summary: This scanner is a mediocre flatbed photo scanner. It's strong point is that it is a document scanner with a duplexer adf. Forget it. The ADF is terrible. It jams easily, and you cannot get inside the ADF to clear out the paper. It also feeds two pages at once, which also jams the scanner.
Summary: When is HP going to figure out that this is not 1998 and the Mac platform is not dying, and in fact growing faster than the rest of the industry. I agree with the other comments that the OS X support on this product is the bare minimum to legally say it is compatible.
Summary: When it works, it's pretty good...but the ADF jams a LOT, and it accidentally grabs two pages instead of one a LOT. Finally, the scans are a little washed out/overexposed. I must believe there is a better product out there, even if it's $2000...
Summary: En este comentario os voy a hablar sobre el scanner que se ha comprado mi marido para su negocio. Como os podeis imaginar a puesto nuevas un monton de cosas esperando mejorar el negocio, y para ello ha comprado lo mejor de lo mejor. Es un pelin caro porque creo recordad que le costo unos 2000 euros.