Summary: Although a slightly older model, purchase for a mere fraction of the origional MSRP and works wonderful on my xp. I could have spent more for a more current model, but this is GREAT for the money you will save. I scan ton's of PDF files and love it.
Summary: I have 8 Fujitsu Duplex scanners, 4 Canon Duplex, and 6 HP simplex. Most color. Bought this unit as non working. Bad main board. Got no help from HP, Who wanted to charge me for information (unit out of warrantee).Found main board and replaced it myself. Unit made poorly.
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 needed away to transfer thousands of pages of documents to my computer and, could not afford $2000.00. This was scanner was the answer. A very fast and efficent sacanner. I have had very few problems with it. I would recommend it to anyone.
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: 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 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: 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).