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HP Scanjet G4050

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1115 reviews of HP Scanjet G4050. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Scanners for all reviews. People are impressed by the design. The price also gets good feedback, whereas many are critical about the reliability. Views are divided on the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the HP Scanjet G4050 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Scanjet G4050

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of HP Scanjet G4050 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the size. The usability also gets good views.

price, usability, size

91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Scanjet G4050 Flatbed Photo ScannerScanjet G4050 Flatbed Photo Scanner

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP Scanjet G4050

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 488 user reviews of HP Scanjet G4050 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.com. People really like the design and size. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design

reliability

63% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Scanjet G4050 Photo Scanner (L1957A#B1H)HP Scanjet G4050 Photo Scanner (L1957A#B1H)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

HP Scanjet G4050 review

 

Scanners are hardly considered cutting-edge tech these days, but every now and then some company comes along and surprises me. This time, it's HP, with its six-channel Scanjet G4000 series. Like the proverbial "overnight sensation," the G4000 has been...

Excellent scans, especially of very saturated originals; very nice industrial design.

Only supports sRGB color space; random color registration problems on slide scans; weak driver; many operations are very slow.

The HP Scanjet G4050 is a solid scanner that could use a driver overhaul and a better means of handling slides.

Jan, 2007

Expert review by: M. David Stone (pcmag.com)

HP Scanjet G4050 Photo Scanner

 

The HP Scanjet G4050 delivers better scan color by scanning with six colors instead of the usual three.

Six-color scanning yields excellent color quality. Scans photographic prints and film. Can scan up to 16 slides at once.

Scan software is cumbersome in some ways and sometimes slow to react to a command.

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Jan, 2007

Expert review by: Gagan Gupta (tech.firstpost.com)

HP Scanjet G4050

 

HP's colossal scanner packs in the goods but fails to deliver

The sharpness and detail levels of the scanner were excellent. When scanning textures, we got an equal amount of detail from the parts that were touching the glass bed as well as the parts that were slightly raised. Its the raised part where most home...

Apr, 2007

Expert review by: Richard Leon (techadvisor.co.uk)

HP ScanJet G4050 photo scanner

 

HP's ScanJet G4050 photo scanner offers a six-colour scanning process.

Good colour-quality but slow speeds make the HP ScanJet G4050 a more compelling proposition for those who occasionally need high-quality scans rather than for professional or semi-professional applications. At the price, there are alternatives that may...

May, 2007

Expert review by: Robin Morris (techadvisor.co.uk)

HP ScanJet G4050

 

Hot on the heels of the Epson Perfection V700 and V750, which lured customers with the promise of not one but two lenses (reviewed by PC Advisor's sister website Digit here and here), comes this ambitious six-colour scanner from HP.

Considering the wealth of features on board, £202 seems a paltry sum to pay for the HP ScanJet G4050. It's about half the price of the Epson Perfection V700, yet the HP certainly isn't outclassed on general performance and results. If you have a...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (cnet.co.uk)

HP Scanjet G4050 review

 

Scanners are hardly considered cutting-edge tech these days, but every now and then some company comes along and surprises me. This time, it's HP, with its six-channel Scanjet G4000 series. Like the proverbial "overnight sensation," the G4000 has been...

Excellent scans, especially of very saturated originals; very nice industrial design.

Only supports sRGB color space; random color registration problems on slide scans; weak driver; many operations are very slow.

The HP Scanjet G4050 is a solid scanner that could use a driver overhaul and a better means of handling slides.

Jan, 2007

TIPA Award!

Expert review by: TIPA (tipa.com)

Best Flatbed Photo Scanner: HP Scanjet G4050

 

The Hewlett-Packard Scanjet G4050 gives superior colour accuracy and photo reproduction, thanks to its innovative 6-color, 96-bit scanning engine. It scans up to sixteen 35 mm slides or 30 negative frames, and also can scan other film sizes using a...

Jan, 2007

Expert review by: PC Authority (pcauthority.com.au)

HP Scanjet G4050

 

Superlative quality is let down by slow scan times and unintuitive driver software.

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: WDC Team (whatdigitalcamera.com)

HP G4050 review

 

HP's G4050 flatbed scanner employs a novel two-pass technique to extract maximum detail.

Build quality, fundamental scan quality is good

Speed, poor control software, large design

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: Simon Williams (talktalk.co.uk)

HP Scanjet G4050 scanner

 

The standalone scanner's not dead yet It's becoming rarer for home users to want separate printers and scanners, primarily because of the space each one uses, which is why multi-function devices ...

Oct, 2007

Product Specifications

The HP ScanJet G4050 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.

Certificates

Electromagnetic compatibility:CE, FCC, ACA, GOST / EU (CE Declaration of Conformity), US (FCC Declaration), Australia (ACA), New Zealand (ACA), Russia (GOST), Korea (MIC), Taiwan (BSMI), China (CCC)
Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black, Grey / Grey
Scan type:Flatbed Scanner
Scanner Type:Flatbed

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:20in
Height:4.3in
Weight:11.7lbs
Width:11.9in

Energy Management

Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:100-240
Power consumption (typical):25
Power supply:25
Power supply type: / AC

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:G4050 Photo Scanner
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP ScanJet

Miscellaneous

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

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90 / 15 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:0 - 90 / 15 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:0 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 60

Other Features

Control panel:4 front-panel buttons (Scan, Scan film, Copy, Scan to PDF)
Dimensions (WxDxH):11.9 x 20 x 4.25
Duplex ADF scanning:N
Energy efficiency compliance:
Exifprint supported:2.2 / v 2.2
I/O ports:1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0
Image formats supported:
Image scaling/enlargement range:10 - 2400% / 10 to 2400% in 1% increments
Maximum dimensions (W x D x H):11.9 x 20 x 4.25
Maximum scan area:8.5
Media types supported:Paper (plain, inkjet, photo, banner), envelopes, labels, cards (index, greeting), 3-D objects, 35 mm slides and negatives (using transparent materials adapter), iron-on transfers
Minimum system requirements for Macintosh:Mac OS X v10.3.9, v10.4 and higher; PowerPC (G3, G4 and G5 processor), Intel Core processor; 128 MB RAM, [250 MB recommended (required for v10.4 and higher)], 250 MB available hard disk space / Mac OS X v10.3.9, v10.4\nPowerPC (G3, G4 / G5), Intel Core;\n128 MB RAM [250 MB +]\n250 MB
Network ready: No
Number of cartons per pallet:10
Number of layers per pallet:5
Package dimensions (W x D x H):23.46 x 7.24 x 17.28
Package dimensions (WxDxH):23.5 x 7.24 x 17.3
Package weight:15.17
Package weight (imperial):15.17
Pallet dimensions (W x D x H):48 x 40 x 91.8
Pallet dimensions (W x D x H) (imperial):40 x 48 x 91.8
Pallet weight (imperial):659
Power Requirements:Input voltage 100 to 240 VAC (+/- 10%), 50/60 Hz (+/- 3 Hz)
Product dimensions optional (imperial):11.93 x 20 x 4.25 in / 11.93 x 20 x 4.25"
Product dimensions optional (metric):303 x 508 x 108 mm
Product dimensions when open (LxWxD):11.93
Product weight optional (imperial):11.6 lb / 11.6 lbs
Product weight optional (metric):5.3 kg
Quantity per pallet:50
Recommended operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35
Remote front panel software:N
Safety:IEC 60950-1, CCC, GOST, BSMI, NOM
Scan input modes:Front-panel: Scan (reflective scans from the glass), Scan film, Copy, Scan to PDF; HP Photosmart software; user application via TWAIN; Transparent Materials Aapter (transmissive scans of film materials)
Scan resolution enhanced disclaimer (short):The maximum dpi at which you can scan is limited by available computer memory, disk space and other system factors.
Scan speed in preview mode:8.5 s / 8.5 Sec
Size:11.93
Technical features:HP Real Life technologies: red-eye removal, colour restoration, adaptive lighting.\nOne-touch, hardware-based dust and scratch removal with infrared technology.\nMulti-image scanning with preview; images are automatically saved to separate files.\nFour one-touch buttons: Scan, Scan Film, Copy, Scan-to-PDF.\nTMA holds 16x 35 mm slides, 30x negative frames, 2x 120 mm film frames or one 4 x 5” film frame.\n6-colour, 96-bit photo, slide, film and negative scanning – exclusive to HP.\nOrganise, enhance, remove red-eye, sharpen and crop your photos with HP Photosmart Software. HP Photosmart Share included for easy photo sharing without large attachments* – friends and family simply choose which photos to download.\nIntegrated full bed transparent materials adapter (TMA) holds up to sixteen 35 mm slides, 30 negative frames, two medium format (120 mm) film frames, one large format (4 x 5 inch) film frame; scanner bed holds up to four 10 x 15 cm prints.\nHP Red-eye Removal, HP Adaptive Lighting, dust and scratch removal and colour restoration\nIndustry-leading colour accuracy with 6-colour, 96-bit photo, slide, film and negative scanning – exclusive to HP.\nHigh definition photo, slide, film and negative scanning with 4800 x 9600-dpi resolution*.
Transparency adapter: / Built-in (TMA); sixteen 35 mm slides, thirty 35 mm negative frames, two medium format frames, or 4 x 5-in film
TWAIN version:1.9 / Version 1.9
Weight:11.6 / 11.7
Weight (imperial):11.6

Other features

Pallet weight:621.7

Packaging Content

Bundled software:HP Photosmart software includes integrated OCR, HP Photosmart Share, faded colour restoration, dust and scratch removal, HP Adaptive Lighting, HP Image Editor (HP Red-eye Removal capabilities) / HP Photosmart software, HP Photosmart Share, HP Image Editor

Paper Handling

ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
Letter: Yes
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Multi feed detection: No
Scanning media types supported:Card stock, Envelopes, Photo paper, Plain paper / Envelopes, Photo paper, Plain paper

Performance

Button functions:
Internal memory:2048
Light Source:CCFL
Processor frequency:2300
Scan drivers:TWAIN
Scan file formats:BMP, GIF, HTM, JPG, PCX, PDF, PNG, RTF, TIFF, TXT / FPX, GIF, HTM, JPG, PCX, PDF, PNG, RTF, TIFF / GIF, HTM, PCX, PDF, PDF, PNG, RTF, TIFF / TIFF, PNG, PCX, PDF, RTF, HTM, GIF
Scan technology:CCD
Scan to:File, Image
Sensor Type:CCD

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:USB 2.0

Power

Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:100-240
Power consumption (typical):25
Power supply:25
Power supply type:AC

Scanner

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

Scanning

Color scanning: Yes
Duplex scanning: No
Film scanning: Yes
Flatbed scan speed (b/w, A4):10
Gray scale levels:256
Input color depth:96
Input colour depth:96
Maximum scan size:8.5 x 12.2
Optical scanning resolution:4800 x 9600 / 4800 х 4800

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000, XP Home, XP Professional, XP Professional x64 Edition; Certified for Windows Vista; Mac OS X v10.3.9, v10.4 and higher / Windows 2000, XP Home, XP Professional, XP Professional x64; Windows Vista\nMac OS X v10.3.9, v10.4 +
Mac compatibility: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.3 Panther, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard / Yes
Minimum hard disk space:4096
Minimum processor:800 MHz
Minimum RAM:1024
Minimum system requirements:For Windows XP or 2000: 233 MHz processor; Windows XP, XP x64, or 2000; 128 MB RAM, 500 MB free hard disk space; USB port; CD-ROM drive; 800 X 600 SVGA monitor; 16-bit colour; Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer 5.01 Service Pack 2 and later; For Windows Vista: 800 MHz processor; Windows Vista or Vista x64; 512 MB RAM, 450 MB free hard disk space; CD-ROM drive; 800 X 600 SVGA monitor; DirectX 9 capable graphics; Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer 7\nMicrosoft Windows 7 ready; Windows Vista: 2 GB RAM; Windows XP 32-bit and 64-bit: 1 GB RAM; Windows 2000 (web only): 800 MHz processor; 256 MB RAM; for all systems: 4 GB available hard disk space; 800 x 600 SVGA monitor; 16-bit color
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
USB required: Yes
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 2000, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.9 / 20
Height:4.25
Package weight:15.2 / 243
Weight:11.7 / 187
Width:11.9 / 20