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HP Scanjet 4070

HP Scanjet 4070
alaScore 75

33 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the HP Scanjet 4070 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 33 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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HP Scanjet 4070 Photosmart


Remember the days when you scanned images onto your computer by hand, and then realized they looked nothing like the original? Luckily, those days are long gone. For a long time now, HP has been a pioneer with computer peripherals; releasing top-notch...

This scanner really isn't much different from the Scanjet 4670 we reviewed about 3 months ago.

Consumer review by:

Reliable quality color copying


A product this easy to use, customize, and troubleshoot catalogued an entire pictorial family history from slides to photographs with stunning results.

Easy to use

Now obsolete

Consumer review by:

doesn't work with VISTA


The HP Imagezone software doesn't work with VISTA. You will have only limited functions with VISTA. I loved this scanner when I was running XP, now that I have upgraded to VISTA, I will need a new scanner. HP is not providing any HP IMagezone software...

good quality, good software when used with XP

doesn't work with VISTA


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horrible spyware piece of crap


So much spyware my internet explorer stopped working. When I removed the spyware, the scanner stopped working.

none just a big waste

price(ha-ha) and spyware

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I have owned an HP computer, three printers and 1 scanner (that I have had for 5 years). I finally went to upgrade my scanner since the other one was so old and what a mistake. I guess HP has not gotten better with age. THEY SUCK. I spent 5 1/2 hours...

I don't know - was never able to get the scanner to work

Oh My God! Software Sucks - HP claims it was my computer! Yeah Right

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Can't copy in B/W


Cheap enough. Copies slides just fine

Copy utility is dreadful. Unable to produce a decent B/W copy of a document. Switches to grey scale instead. No help at tech spt. Told me I should expect "crappy quality" at that price. No one even knew if it should copy in B/W

Consumer review by:

jammed up my computer


Has the ability to do slides ,negatives,photos

software that it comes with is incompatable with xp.It is slow ,noisey and image zone doesn't even come close to adobe photo deluxe

Consumer review by:

cheap price, but you get what you pay for


easy to load and remove 4x6 photos and negatives using photo door, very good scan quality

Very noisy when scanning, sounds like it's going to fall apart. When scanning 4x6 photos put into photo door, right side of photo frame holder is always shows up in scanned picture. Left side is OK. You have to crop every single picture, what waste of

Consumer review by:

Loud, inaccurate scans


Price is ok...that's about it

Scanning is inaccurate, often scanning only part of a page, requiring to scan over and over. Software is bad and big foot print. In summary, don't buy

Consumer review by:

Works great... If it will...


Great software, features, and quality scans

Very dificult to get it to work. 53 hours logged trying myself, HP On-Line chat, and telphone tech support. Computer became so unstable after all this I had to re-format HD and re-install everything


Product Specifications

The HP Scanjet 4070 Photosmart digital flatbed scanner is designed for creative home users wanting to be able to convert photos, slides, negatives and transparencies into high-quality digital images - plus the ability to scan documents up to A4. Specifically designed for easy photo scanning, this versatile scanner features a unique photo door which, as well as accepting slides and negatives strips, also holds stacks of up to 12 photos.

Dimensions & Weight


Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:United Kingdom
Model:4070 Photosmart
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:2400dpi
Media Feeder Type:Manual load
Supported Document Type:Bulk objects (such as books) / Slides / Plain paper / Transparencies/Transparencies / Plain paper / Slides / Bulk objects (such as books)
Supported Media Type:Bulk objects (such as books) / Plain paper / Slides / Transparencies
Type:Flatbed scanner

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 months warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.1.5 / Apple MacOS X 10.2 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP