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HP ScanJet 3970

HP ScanJet 3970
alaScore 75

155 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 155 reviews of HP ScanJet 3970. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, 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 155 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

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

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

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.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: (itreviews.co.uk)

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.

Mar, 2004
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Expert review by: Robert Irvine (webuser.co.uk)

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: Harborside_2000 (newegg.com)

Fast Fast Fast, varoom

 

Bought as a replacement because XP didnt like the older win98 scanner. I was amazed at how fast it went. Slide/35mm scanner ? If you want to make negatives look like normal photos. Forgot it. All you get is a picture of your slide. bummer, Guess I...

Nov, 2005

Consumer review by: MA (newegg.com)

HP Scanjet 3970 Q3191A 2400 x 2400dpi 48bit USB Interface Flatbed Scanner

 

Replaced an Epson Perfection 1250. The HP is much faster and also louder than the Epson. Scanned photos, printed them on a DeskJet 990cse and they look great. The HP software is good in automating the scan settings for pictures. The software is also...

Aug, 2004

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

CS in Colorado

 

Great scanner for the money. Photos and docs are really good...hard to distinguish from the originals. Easy installation. I highly recommend this scanner for those on a tight budget who are looking for excellent quality for the money.

May, 2004

Consumer review by: Pan (newegg.com)

Nice cheap scanner that works

 

Nice cheap scanner that works. Took 15 mins to get it up and working. Pictures look nice when scanned. Printed out 8X10 picture with HP Photo Printer, looks great. I did not look at any other scanner. Happy with HP products.

Feb, 2004

Consumer review by: bethbarl (reviewstream.com)

HP Scanjet 3970

 

When I needed a copy of the birth certificate of my daughter, I was glad I had a scanner at home. I used the HP Scanjet 3970 to reproduce this document and afterwards printed it. This scanner is very simple in design and is compatible with other devices

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: hardserve (epinions.com)

Hardware Good For Price Point, but Bad Software

 

Acceptable hardware scanning performance.

Poor software.Hardware reliability less than average.

Mar, 2007

Consumer review by: hardserve (epinions.com)

Hardware Good For Price Point, but Bad Software

 

I purchased the HP 3970 as a refurbished unit, although it appeared be new since it came in the original packaging (maybe overstock/clearance from HP?), a couple of years ago for an extremely low price. It replaced an ancient Plustek 9600 scanner. ...

Acceptable hardware scanning performance.

Poor software.Hardware reliability less than average.

Mar, 2007

Consumer review by: jwilkers (epinions.com)

Effective scanner.

 

I received this scanner as a gift from my wife. We needed something to copy papers, scan pictures, etc. Installation of the scanner was easy. A quick install sheet is included to walk you through. It basically involves inserting the CD, and letting ...

Generally easy to use and reliable, good photo scans.

Slow operation invoking various software options.

Feb, 2007
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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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