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HP ScanJet 3970

HP ScanJet 3970
alaScore 75

189 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 189 reviews of HP ScanJet 3970. The average rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Scanners for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the HP ScanJet 3970 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 189 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP ScanJet 3970

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of HP ScanJet 3970 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Scanjet 3970 ScannerHP Scanjet 3970 Scanner

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Amazon.com review summary for HP ScanJet 3970

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 101 user reviews of HP ScanJet 3970 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.com.

43% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Expert review by:

HP - Scanjet 3970

 

You wouldn't think it possible, but HP has found a gap in its blanket coverage of flatbed scanners. With over twenty products in the Scanjet range you may have thought this was impossible, but HP's done ...

HP's Scanjet 3970 is an inexpensive scanner, and although not very fast it does generate good quality images, particularly when using it to scan negatives. Like most of the Scanjet range it is easy to set up and use.

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Expert review by:

HP Scanjet 3970

 

Looking for a new scanner? HP's Gold Award winning Scanjet 3970 offers excellent scans at a high speed and is a cinch to use.

The scan quality is superb, producing bright digital versions of our test photos with wonderfully vibrant colour.

Consumer review by:

Makes scanning a four letter word

 

Could there possibly be a more backwards way to specify scanning resolution, size and color/brightness/contrast settings. It is a NIGHTMARE. And some of the settings will not stay - defaulting to auto between prieview and scan. The 48 bit color option...

Hmmm - it's blue

Drivers, software, software options, settings

Consumer review by:

this scanner stinks

 

My previous scanner was also an HP, and it was a workhorse. I loved it. It scanned quickly and beautifully. When I updated my operating system to WinNT, I had to get rid of the old faithful scanner since HP didn't make the software to interface with my...

can't think of any

how much space is available

Consumer review by:

Easy to install.Worked OK for me.

 

I have a Dell&XP as OS.No problems.Bought 2 burners that wouldn't work.Buyers had no problems.Bought a LexMark printer.All kinds of problems.Throwed it in trash and got an Epson.End of problems.What I,m saying is a product that works on one computer...

Easy installation and never failed

Too big for what it does

Consumer review by:

Good printer at affordable price

 

I am using Windows XP professional and found no problems installing the scanner and software. The scanning speed is fast and you can adjust the quality depending on what you need. The software is very user friendly and hasn't given me any problems.

Good Quality Scans, Fast scanning, Easy set-up

a bit bulky

Consumer review by:

Good at first but I came to really hate it

 

Worked great at first....with the exception of the slow startup and scan rate. After 14 months it broke, all I got was a solid red colour scan. HP said it was pooched and would have to fix it, or replace it. For the cost in fixing it...its not worth...

Good Scans, Cheap price

Slow scan and startup, burnt out after 8 months

Consumer review by:

Okay but...

 

I use the scanner mainly for scanning in documents instead of keeping paper copies. I do use it occasionally for photos, etc. I primarily use it to scan into Paint Shop Pro 9.0. When it works, it generally provides adequate results. But the biggest...

The results are okay

Constant 'The Scanner Could Not Scan. If 22 Is Blinking in the Scanners LCD, the Problem Is with the TMA' requires me to go through several steps to make it work again

Consumer review by:

Works great

 

Software is easy to install and get the scanner up and running. Scanner is easy to use and can scan document photos and negatives. I thank geeks.com for the great offer.

Easy to Use Botton

Not so realiable

Consumer review by:

Software won't work

 

The "convenient" buttons on the machine didn't work, although the software would work from the computer. I checked for updated driver, but none was listed at HP. I contacted tech support by chat forum. They provided updates but the scanner would not...

none I could find

Software didn't work

Product Specifications

With the HP Scanjet 3970 digital flatbed scanner you will enjoy photo-quality results and crisp text at 2400-dpi optical resolution and 48-bit color. Scan photos, negatives and slides, and even 3-D objects - using built-in transparent materials adapter. Using the convenient one-touch buttons and HP Instant Share, you can quickly scan, copy, print and share memories with family and friends. And just plug and play - connecting the scanner to a PC or Macintosh is fast and easy thanks to Hi-Speed USB (compatible with USB 2.0 specifications).

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.7in/18.6in
Height:3.7in
Weight:4.2lbs
Width:11.3in/11.7in/18.6in

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:Canada/Canada / United States/Europe/Latin America
Localization:English/English / French/Spanish
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:3970
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP ScanJet

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Refurbished:Remarketed
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Scanner

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:2400dpi
Media Feeder Type:Manual load
Supported Document Type:Film / Bulk objects (such as books) / Slides / Plain paper / Transparencies/Transparencies / Plain paper / Slides / Bulk objects (such as books) / Film
Supported Media Type:Bulk objects (such as books) / Film / Plain paper / Slides / Transparencies
Type:Flatbed scanner

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /90 days warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 9.1 / Apple MacOS X 10.1.5 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Apple MacOS 9.1 or later / Apple MacOS X 10.1.5 / Apple MacOS X 10.2 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Apple MacOS 9.1 or later / Apple MacOS X 10.1.5 / Apple MacOS X 10.2 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
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