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HP Scanjet 3800

HP Scanjet 3800
alaScore 75

17 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of HP Scanjet 3800. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Scanners for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the HP Scanjet 3800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: Robin Morris (

HP Scanjet 3800 Photo


The 3800 Photo from HP, a stablemate of the 4850 Photo, is designed for users who want to digitally store their photos and negatives, but don't want to pay a high price. It's a good effort, although we weren't completely convinced by the construction.

Considering its price, the Scanjet 3800 Photo is a very decent product from HP. The specifications are competitive, the scans are of a decent quality and the software is comprehensive. We'd still recommend stretching your budget a little, but at the...

Jan, 2006

Product Specifications

This award-winning scanner combines outstanding value for money with easy, one-touch scanning from photos, slides, negatives and documents. Scan multiple photos at once and restore faded colors or scratched images using intuitive software. The HP Scanjet 3800 Photo Scanner is designed for busy users, people who want a scanner that's fun and easy to use, produces great results and offers the ability to scan slides and negatives as well as photos and documents.

Dimensions & Weight


Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Model:3800 Photo Scanner
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP ScanJet


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista


Color Depth:48-bit color
Document Feeder Type:Manual load
Form Factor:Desktop
Grayscale Depth:8-bit (256 gray levels)
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:Hi-Speed USB
Max H-Optical Resolution:2400dpi
Max Supported Document Size:8.5 in x 11.7 in
Max Supported Media Size:8.5 in x 11.7 in
Max V-Optical Resolution:4800dpi
Media Feeder Type:Manual load
Supported Document Type:Film / Slides / Plain paper/Plain paper / Slides / Film
Supported Media Type:Film / Plain paper / Slides
Type:Flatbed scanner

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.2 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Apple MacOS X 10.2 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP