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HP Scanjet5200C

HP Scanjet5200C
alaScore 71

81 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 reviews of HP Scanjet5200C. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Scanners for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the HP Scanjet5200C is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of HP Scanjet5200C from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Scanners on

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This summary is based on the products: HP ScanJet 5200C - Flatbed scanner - 8.5 in x 11.7 in - 600 dpi x 1200 dpi - parallel / USBHP ScanJet 5200C - Flatbed scanner - 8.5 in x 11.7 in - 600 dpi x 1200 dpi - parallel / USB

Jul, 2018

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HP ScanJet 5200C USB Color Scanner


SUMMARY. I finally found a scanner that I would consider purchasing to replace my trusty HP-4P: this one. That is, if the 4P were to break beyond economical repair. Hardware quality is a major consideration when I buy any computer product. This scanner...

Jul, 2003

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HP Lemon


My first scanner was an HP 5200 C. I bought it a couple years ago so that I could scan photos and documents onto my computer. The HP 5200 C was $300 dollars at the time, and several scanners were only $150 or less, but I wanted to spend the money and ...

When it works, the HP delivers a good quality scan.

I had nothing but difficulty with this scanner. The scanner froze most of the time.

Feb, 2004

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Turned me against HP entirely!


This was my first scanner and I relied on HP reputation. I am retired from IBM (engineer) and was familiar with HP test equipment. The scanner initially installed (USB)and operated properly for a short time, although usage was light. Suddenly, I got...

Good quality during its short life.

Suffered an early death. HP no help in resurrecting.

Dec, 2002

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Not worth the price


I purchased this scanner because of my past experience with hp products, mainly printers. I would not recommend this scanner, installation is easy. I've connected it to multiple pcs that I own, however, every time I go to use the scanner (maybe 3...

scans well - PrecisionScan sw is better than new models sw

unreliable - constant issues

Jun, 2001

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No W2K support!


Precision Scan software will not work correctly and stop working altogether under Windows 2000. It is not a matter of Windows 2000. It is a poorly engineered software to be compliant with W2K.

Buttons on front

Won't work with W2K ; Some applications warn that they won't work

May, 2001

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The Scanner From Hell


HP name, quality scans.

Unreliable, poor support for Windows 2000.

May, 2001

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Not a whole lot to work with scans

Large, yet NOT powerful

Mar, 2001

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Scans with a Vengeance and more...


A work horse scanner, excellent HP support, USB Connection, High Quality Scans!

HP Intelligent Scanning Technology isn't very smart when all you want is a simple scan!

Feb, 2001

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Fast and ready in seconds; can this get any better?


Since I bought this scanner I have scanned over 300 pictures. Nothing can stop this scanner. This scanner is made by Hewlett Packard(HP) that is not just a great company, but best when comming to scanners and printers. This scanner has never failed me...

affordable reliable quite the perfect scanner

none! thats the great thing about this scanner

Dec, 2000

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Works unless you move it


Nice resolution, size

Not so customizable, or durable

Dec, 2000

Product Specifications

Easy to use, yet packed with features, the powerful HP ScanJet 5200C Business Series color scanner delivers excellent results with HP Intelligent Scanning Technology and superior office software. Increase your productivity by up to three times with the HP ScanJet 5200C Business Series scanner with HP Intelligent Scanning Technology. You don't have to determine the image file type, fiddle with settings for saturation, lighting, or guess at optimal resolution and bit-depth specs. With the push of a button, the HP ScanJet 5200C Business Series scanner automatically scans and optimizes all the images and text on a page, determines the appropriate file type and sends the scan directly into your application. You don't have to be a scanning expert.

Dimensions & Weight



Country Kits:Canada/Europe
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP ScanJet


Color Depth:36-bit color
Document Feeder Type:Manual load
Form Factor:Desktop
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:IEEE 1284 (EPP/ECP)
Interface Type (2nd):USB
Max H-Optical Resolution:600dpi
Max Supported Document Size:A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)
Max Supported Media Size:A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)
Max V-Optical Resolution:1200dpi/600dpi
Media Feeder Type:Manual load
Supported Document Type:Plain paper
Supported Media Type:Plain paper
Type:Flatbed scanner

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 / Microsoft Windows XP/Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP