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HP Scanjet G4050

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1112 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 really like the design. The price is also appreciated, but comments are divided on the size. There are some negative views about the reliability.

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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 (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 are impressed by the size. The usability is also appreciated.

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

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (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. Opinions about the design and size are generally positive. The price and usability also get good reviews, 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)

Jun, 2018

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

Product Specifications

Certificates

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

Design

Colour of product:Black, grey / Grey
Scanner Type:Flatbed

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:50.8cm
Height:10.8cm
Weight:5.3kg
Width:30.3cm

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:Denmark / Finland / Norway / Sweden
Localization:Danish / Finnish / Norwegian / Swedish
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 temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 60

Other features

Control panel:4 front-panel buttons (Scan, Scan film, Copy, Scan to PDF)
Dimensions (WxDxH):303 x 508 x 108
Duplex ADF scanning:N
Exifprint supported:v 2.2
I/O ports:1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0
Image scaling/enlargement range:10 to 2400% in 1% increments
Maximum dimensions (W x D x H):303 x 508 x 108
Maximum scan area:215.9
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
Network ready:N / No
Number of cartons per pallet:10
Number of layers per pallet:5
Package dimensions (W x D x H):595.9 x 183.9 x 438.9
Package dimensions (WxDxH):596 x 184 x 439
Package weight:6.88
Package weight (imperial):15.17
Pallet dimensions (W x D x H):1219 x 1016 x 2332
Pallet dimensions (W x D x H) (imperial):1016 x 1219.2 x 2331.7
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
Product dimensions optional (metric):303 x 508 x 108 mm
Product dimensions when open (LxWxD):303
Product weight optional (imperial):11.6 lb
Product weight optional (metric):5.3 kg
Quantity per pallet:50
Recommended operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35
Remote front panel software:N
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 sec
Size:303
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:Version 1.9
Weight:5.26
Weight (imperial):11.6

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)

Paper Handling

Multi feed detection:N / No
Scanning media types supported:Card stock, Envelopes, Photo paper, Plain paper / Envelopes, Photo paper, Plain paper

Performance

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 / GIF, HTM, PCX, PDF, PDF, PNG, RTF, TIFF / TIFF, PNG, PCX, PDF, RTF, HTM, GIF
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

Colour Depth:96-bit colour
Document Feeder Type:Manual load
Form Factor:Desktop
Grayscale Depth:8-bit (256 grey levels)
Input Type:Colour
Interface Type:Hi-Speed USB
Max H-Optical Resolution:4800dpi
Max Supported Document Size:216 x 311 mm
Max Supported Media Size:216 x 311 mm
Max V-Optical Resolution:9600dpi
Media Feeder Type:Manual load
Supported Document Type:Bulk objects (such as books) / Film / Plain paper / Slides
Supported Media Type:Bulk objects (such as books) / Film / Plain paper / Slides
Type:Flatbed scanner

Scanning

Colour scanning:Y / Yes
Duplex scanning: No
Film scanning:Y / Yes
Flatbed scan speed (b/w, A4):10
Gray scale levels:256
Input colour depth:96
Maximum scan size:216 x 311
Optical scanning resolution:4800 x 9600

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
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 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
USB required: Yes
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 2000, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Yes

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:30.3 / 50.8
Height :10.8
Package weight:6.89 / 6890
Weight:5.3 / 5300
Width:30.3 / 50.8