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HP ScanJet 5400c

HP ScanJet 5400c
alaScore 75

23 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of HP ScanJet 5400c. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, 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 5400c is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 23 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Expert review by: Richard Jantz (

HP Scanjet 5400c


Basic scanner lacks a transparency adapter and automatic document feeder, though quick-start buttons do everything but make toast.

Jun, 2002

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: (

HP ScanJet 5400c


The $200 HP ScanJet 5400c sits at the upper end of the price limit we set for this roundup. But the money buys you our top Editors' Choice, with its excellent image quality (comparable with that of higher-end scanners), super speed, and the...

Consumer review by: (

HP ScanJet 5400c


It was the easiest setup. Scanning on 200 to 600 dpi is very fast. And the ACDSee software that comes with it is one very powerful image editor. All that for the low price of $89 as of Feb 2003, you just can't beat that!

Jan, 2003

Consumer review by: (

HP ScanJet 5400c


Good software from HP and third party. I installed it without any problems, people complaining about installations seem to be clueless about everything in life. Very good for 35mm film scanning for the price (I bought my on a sale-rebate for 125 Euros) no

It is slow but you can choose a lower resolution for the first testings and then scan at max. resolution. PDF scan doesn't seem to generate sharp pdf documents, maybe I haven't learned it well yet

Jan, 2003

Consumer review by: (

HP ScanJet 5400c


Unlike other reviewers, I found that the 5400c produced good (though not wonderful) photo scans -- quite reasonable for the price. For documents, however, the scanner is dreadful. Auto-exposure is invariably way too light; attempts to darken the image...

Jan, 2003

Consumer review by: (

HP ScanJet 5400c


i have had 2 hp scanners and when they work it is fine. but any software updates and support is quite difficult. the software for the drivers is almost guarded a business secret and good luck getting any help. go with epson/

Jan, 2003

Consumer review by: didav (

A more robust scanner was needed after wearing out two other cheaper scanners


one touch buttons for fast scanning web,FAX,file,email and printer, robust quality


Jul, 2007

Product Specifications

Turn photos, transparencies, documents or anything else into a digital image that can be easily printed or sent via e-mail. HP scanners offer fast, easy operation, superior image quality, and even one-step e-mailing right from the device. HP's digital camera allows instant downloading of real, high-resolution photographs. And HP's digital sender sends documents to any e-mail address in the world for far less than the cost of a fax.

Dimensions & Weight



Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:Canada/Europe/Germany
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP ScanJet


Color Depth:48-bit color
Document Feeder Type:Manual load
Form Factor:Desktop
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:IEEE 1284 (EPP/ECP)/USB
Interface Type (2nd):IEEE 1284 (EPP/ECP)/USB
Max H-Optical Resolution:2400dpi
Max Supported Document Size:8.5 in x 11.7 in/A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)
Max Supported Media Size:8.5 in x 11.7 in/A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)
Max V-Optical Resolution:2400dpi
Media Feeder Type:Manual load
Supported Document Type:Plain paper/Plain paper / Bulk objects (such as books)/Transparencies / Plain paper / Bulk objects (such as books)
Supported Media Type:Bulk objects (such as books) / Plain paper/Bulk objects (such as books) / Plain paper / Transparencies/Plain paper
Type:Flatbed scanner

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 8.5 / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 or later/Apple MacOS 8.5 or later / Apple MacOS 8.6 / Apple MacOS 9.1 / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0/Apple MacOS 8.5 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition/Apple MacOS 8.5 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0