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HP ScanJet G4010

HP ScanJet G4010
alaScore 82

246 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 246 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the size and reliability. The design and value for money are also mentioned favorably.

usability, value for money, design, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the HP ScanJet G4010 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 246 reviews)

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HP Scanjet G4010 Photo Scanner (3.5 mice)


The HP Scanjet G4010 Photo Scanner is a very capable desktop scanner with an impressive list of features, such as built-in transparency scanning for slides and film and six-color scans of reflective media.

Built-in transparency unit for scanning film and slides ; six-color scanning for hard-to-scan objects

Sluggish scanning speeds ; slide scans lack detail ; clunky scanning software

The G4010 is the first scanner I know of that generates scans from more than three colors. Most scanners have one lamp to illuminate an image or object, and a three-color RGB (red, green, and blue) sensor. The G4010 also sports an RGB sensor, but if...

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I love 6 colors!


I recently purchased the HP Scanjet G4010. I am very happy with the amazing quality. The 6 color system is incredible. I read some reviews before I bought this and the thing that I kept hearing was that the software is complicated to use. I found it...

Beautiful Quality Results

I wish there were more colors to choose from

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If you buy it, you will take it back, as I did!


I bought this scan to scan negatives only. Try it for a day and I took it back to the store the next day. VERY VERY hard to insert the negatives inside the slot (almost damage my negatives!). VERY VERY slow. Software is terrible. I did not try with...

Nothing is good

Everything is bad


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Bad Drivers?


I read the review about HP's bad drivers. Unless you know how to build a driver you should be atleast happy the machine performs well. If you do know how to make a driver, make one and contact HP.

One of only a few Scaners in this price that can do everything

More complaints than ideas about how to make a better scanner

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say NO to HP


While HP's hardware might be OK, HP's drivers are notoriously BAD. It doesn't matter how great a piece of hardware might be - IF the drivers and/or bundled software SUCK (as HP's usually do) - then using that device will also suck, period. In other...

nothing but hype

inferior device drivers & software

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HP Scanjet G4010 Photo Flatbed Scanner


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Amazon review summary for HP ScanJet G4010


alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 user reviews of HP ScanJet G4010 from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Scanners on

value for money, usability, design

66% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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HP Scanjet G4010 Photo Scanner


Have 3 - none of them worked

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HP Scanjet G4010 Photo Scanner


1. Very good quality

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HP Scanjet G4010 Photo Scanner


1) Slow even with lamp always on but, let's not discuss about this.

Product Specifications

The HP ScanJet G4010 Photo Scanner contains technology exclusive to HP - six-color, 96-bit scanning at 4800x9600dpi. The scanner produces incredibly color-accurate, faithful and detailed images that make impressive reprints for those who wish to scan photos, slides, negatives and documents to an almost professional standard. The scanner is perfect for the restoration of old photos due to built-in hardware based dust and scratch removal. Faded color can easily be heightened, dust and scratches removed and dark areas lightened using HP Real Life technologies.

Dimensions & Weight


Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Model:G4010 Photo Scanner
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP ScanJet


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


Color Depth:96-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:4800dpi
Max Supported Document Size:8.50 in x 12.25 in
Max Supported Media Size:8.50 in x 12.25 in
Max V-Optical Resolution:9600dpi
Media Feeder Type:Manual load
Supported Document Type:Plain paper / Slides / Bulk objects (such as books) / Film
Supported Media Type:Bulk objects (such as books) / Film / Plain paper / Slides
Type:Flatbed scanner

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.3.9 / Apple MacOS X 10.4 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition