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HP Scanjet 5550c

HP Scanjet 5550c
alaScore 74

27 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the HP Scanjet 5550c is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 27 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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HP Scanjet 5550c

 

This USB 2.0 scanner includes a snappy automatic document feeder, but its image quality isn't great.

Consumer review by:

Nothing great but it works.

 

Bottom line is it works. My favorite HP ScanJet 6300C died a communications death so this was a freebie replacement. the 6300c had its own quirks but the images were pretty good. The buttons are located on the top front where I keep inadverantly hit...

It works ; It does scan fast ; That's about it

There is a lot not to like ; Very annoying software and dull images lead the way

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Not THAT bad... is it?

 

I've had this scanner for a few years now and am generally satisfied with it. The hardware is wonderful and the bundled software is garbage. Whenever I have a problem with it, it's the software. As long as you're not using the bundled garbage for...

High optical resolution, relatively fast scanning

Somewhat disfunctional software, mediocre document feeder

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Software stinks

 

I agree with others on this post - the software with the 5550c is marginally functional and very frustrating. Its not a normal application - its just a bunch of popup windows that open and close and you never know whats going on. I eventually...

Sheet feeder trouble free

software and drivers all deficient

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Defective! Don't Waste your time and money!

 

I initially tried to use the scanjet with my Compaq Presario 900. After spending over 2 hours with technical support, they recommended I update my bios, Re-install XP, or buy a self powered USB Hub. I tried the USB port option to no avail. I wasted my...

Absolutely NO Pros

Defective Product

Consumer review by:

HP Photo and Imaging Director is junk

 

The hardware seems to work well

The software is very poorly written. The software is over 240MB and it doesn't work! To get it to work at all I had to use the XP drivers. Very poorly thought out. God help you if you have to uninstall the software. If you have an old HP scanner - get it

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serious apf problems

 

HP Software scanning pictures using APF does not offer "page size" of 3.5" x 5" or 4" x 6". Using other sizes offered results in pictures that are stretched and have to be scaled in photoshop. (Scaling the pictures, when already scanned, casues a reductio

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Terrible Software - it must have been a joke

 

The ADF is good. Hardware overall seems good

Do not under any circumstances buy this product if you value your time. The software is so bad I can't believe it shipped with it. The software has been updated but it's just as bad. This is my third HP scanner and it will be the last. It says it works wi

Consumer review by:

Great Hardware, TERRIBLE Software

 

Scans documents beautifully (and quickly)in B&W directly as Adobe PDF files. Setup was relatively easy to my Win 2K system. Lots of features like publishing to the web (which I've never used). The document feeder is AWESOME and facilitates large numb

The HP Photo and Imaging Director software that comes with it is glitchy, tempermental and illogical. It also does not work well with the bundled Paperport software (which on its own is good). There are about 1,000,000 different ways to scan documents/pho

Consumer review by:

ScanJet 5550c - only buy if the ADF meets your demands

 

Fast, good quality scans

Automatic Document Feeder has too many limitations

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Product Specifications

The new HP ScanJet 5550c features top-of-the-line quality, performance and speed with up to 2,400 dpi optical resolution and 48-bit color. Both possess HP's exclusive dual sensor CCD technology which gives brilliant photo-quality results quicker for all scans from photos, documents, slides to 3D objects such as thick books. With a comprehensive HP photo and imaging software that offers quick and easy one-step access to all imaging functions for creative, editing and printing projects, customers get professional-quality results without compromising speed. The ScanJet 5550c offers a fast preview scan of 7 seconds and can transfer scan to computers 40 times faster with the USB 2.0 high speed connectivity, allowing quicker scan of images to websites, e-mails, printers and more with seven front-panel one-touch buttons. The ingenious horizontal design of the professional HP ScanJet 5550c allows for easier operations whilst saving precious desk space at the same time. It is capable of hands-free multi-page scanning with the automatic document feeder that can scan up to 35 pages at 8 pages per minute.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13.4in/13.5in/19.3in
Height:3.6in/6.3in
Weight:12.3lbs/17lbs/7.5lbs
Width:13.5in/19.2in/19.3in

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:Europe/United Kingdom/United States
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:5550C
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP ScanJet

Miscellaneous

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

Scanner

Color Depth:48-bit color
Document Feeder Type:Manual load / Autoload
Form Factor:Desktop
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:Autoload / Manual load
Supported Document Type:Plain paper/Plain paper / Bulk objects (such as books)/Transparencies / Plain paper/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/Plain paper / Transparencies
Type:Flatbed scanner

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 9.1 or later / Apple MacOS X 10.1 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows XP/Apple MacOS 9.1 or later / Apple MacOS X 10.1 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 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional