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HP Scanjet 8300

HP Scanjet 8300
alaScore 81

63 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design. The size is also appreciated. Many are negative about the value for money.

usability, size, design

value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the HP Scanjet 8300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 63 reviews)

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HP Scanjet 8300

 

The HP Scanjet 8300 is an extremely capable and versatile large format scanner with a high-quality software suite and by far the best hardware and optical resolution of any product in our review. It is the only large format scanner in our review to...

The HP Scanjet 8300 scans at 4,800 dots per inch

Free technical support ends when the warranty expires

This large format scanner achieves the best scanning resolution of any product in our review.

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Hewlett-Packard Packard Scanjet 8300 Flatbed Scanner Reviews

 

Scan documents, photos, film and other materials with a versatile scanner. Perform common tasks-scan, create PDFs and even make copies by sending a sc

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Product was so-so. HP Custumer support was horrible!!!!

 

HP Customer service has convinced me to never buy another HP Product. Buyer-Beware.

good size

Poor quality, slow, slow, slow. The worst customer service I have ever dealt with

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Would if I could but I can't - No Snow Leopard Drivers

 

Purchased back in October with a whole new Mac Pro System - Snow Leopard OS. HP has yet to release Snow Leopard drivers for the thing. The older ones won't work at all in a new install (yes, even with Rosetta). The release date for these has been...

Wouldn't know .. can't use it yet

No Snow Leopard drivers available. HP lied three times about release date

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Firmware crashed and you can't download it from HP

 

I have found that newer HP products are not up to par with companies like Brother that have better products for much less money. HP online technical chat is full of BOTS that give you the run around. My 10 year old HP stuff runs much better than my 1...

decent resolution

Expensive and HP customer support is lousy

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Firmware crashed and you can't download it from HP

 

I have found that newer HP products are not up to par with companies like Brother that have better products for much less money. HP online technical chat is full of BOTS that give you the run around. My 10 year old HP stuff runs much better than my 1...

decent resolution

Expensive and HP customer support is lousy

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Would if I could but I can't - No Snow Leopard Drivers

 

Purchased back in October with a whole new Mac Pro System - Snow Leopard OS. HP has yet to release Snow Leopard drivers for the thing. The older ones won't work at all in a new install (yes, even with Rosetta). The release date for these has been...

Wouldn't know .. can't use it yet

No Snow Leopard drivers available. HP lied three times about release date

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Amazon review summary for HP Scanjet 8300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of HP Scanjet 8300 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.com.

usability

value for money

40% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: HP SJ8300 Professional Image Scanner -Silver/Black

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HP Scanjet 8300 Professional Image Scanner

 

The quality is acceptable when scanning documents and photos. I tried film and the scanner would not work. No help, except HP said it was out of warranty and suggested that I buy a new scanner. I'm sure this scanner would not scan film from the beginning.

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HP Scanjet 8300 Professional Image Scanner

 

This scanner worked fine for one year, then started acting up by created one enormous file instead of separate smaller sized scans. Contacted HP about the problem and they said after much going over it exhaustively that they couldn't help me further,...

Product Specifications

HP Scanjet 8300gp Graphic Arts Scanner gives graphics professionals everything they need from an image-scanning station, ensuring line accuracy and color consistency. The scanner comes with superb resolution, making it perfect for those needing ultra-sharp reproduction. The scanner's Transparent Material Adapter gives the versatility needed in a professional environment, taking up to eighteen 35mm frames of negative film, eight 35mm framed slides and one frame of middle (120mm) or large (240mm) photographic format. In addition, the HP Scanjet 8300gp includes the HP Colorimeter powered by Gretag Macbeth, which allows monitor calibration.

Consumable

Consumable Type:Scanner roller kit

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:14.6in/16.3in
Height:10.4in/4.8in/5.1in
Weight:14.6lbs/19.6lbs/20.3lbs/33.1lbs
Width:22.6in/24.6in

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

General

Consumable Subcategory:Other
Printer Consumable Class:Consumables and kits

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Country Kits:Canada / United States/Denmark/Denmark / Finland / Norway / Sweden/Europe/Germany/Switzerland/Turkey/United States
Localization:Danish / Finnish / Norwegian / Swedish/English/English / French / Spanish/French / German / Italian/German/Turkish
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:8200 Digital Flatbed Scanner/8300 Professional Image Scanner/8300gp Graphic Arts Scanner/8350 Document Scanner
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP/HP ScanJet

Miscellaneous

Category of Accessory:Printing consumables/Scanner accessories
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Product Type:Scanner roller kit
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Scanner

Color Depth:48-bit color
Document Feeder Type:Autoload / Manual load/Manual load/Manual load / Autoload
Form Factor:Desktop
Grayscale Depth:8-bit (256 gray levels)
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:Hi-Speed USB
Max H-Optical Resolution:4800dpi
Max Supported Document Size:8.5 in x 14 in/Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Supported Media Size:8.5 in x 14 in/Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max V-Optical Resolution:4800dpi
Media Feeder Type:Autoload / Manual load/Manual load
Supported Document Type:Business card / Film / Bulk objects (such as books) / Slides / Plain paper / Transparencies/Film / Bulk objects (such as books) / Slides / Plain paper / Transparencies/Film / Slides / Plain paper/Plain paper / Slides / Film/Transparencies / Plain paper / Bulk objects (such as books)/Transparencies / Plain paper / Slides
Supported Media Type:Bulk objects (such as books) / Business card / Film / Plain paper / Slides / Transparencies/Bulk objects (such as books) / Film / Plain paper / Slides / Transparencies/Bulk objects (such as books) / Plain paper / Transparencies/Film / Plain paper / Slides/Plain paper / Slides / Transparencies
Type:Document scanner/Flatbed scanner

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 9.1 / Apple MacOS X 10.1.5 / Apple MacOS X 10.2 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0 / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Apple MacOS 9.1 or later / Apple MacOS X 10.1.2 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows XP/Apple MacOS 9.1 or later / Apple MacOS X 10.1.2 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Apple MacOS 9.1 or later / Apple MacOS X 10.1.2 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0 / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Apple MacOS X 10.2.8 / Apple MacOS X 10.3 / Apple MacOS X 10.4 / Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP
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