HP Photosmart Premium Fax All-in-One Video
HP Photosmart Premium Fax All-in-One Video Transcript
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>> Hey guys, I'm Justin Yu, associate editor for CNET.com, and this a First Look at the HP Photosmart Premium Fax All-in-One Printer. Now this $270.00 device combines everything you need in a daily workhorse. It's got an ink jet printer, fax machine, scanner, and copier, and it even has an integrated CD drive as well as Wi-Fi. All right, so let me give you a quick tour of the printer. Now, this isn't your typical mailbox-shaped, boring office printer. It's got a sleek, glossy white design and curved edges. Now, size-wise, it's small enough to fit into a home office, but it's got a little chunk, and that's thanks to the built-in auto document feeder and the duplexer that's inside for double-sided printing. On the bottom here, you've got an adjustable control panel, and aside from the 2.4-inch color LCD screen, there's a whole collection of buttons for commonly used settings like photo zooming, red-eye removal, and one-touch printing from this media card reader on the side. Now, there's also a unique button here, labeled "quick forms" that comes unique to HP printers. Now, that one let's you easily print out pre-made documents, like calendars, to-do lists, etcetera. Now, like I said earlier, the printer is equipped with 802.11 G wireless connectivity. And in our experience, it was really easy to set up, took about five minutes total. Now, there's also an Ethernet port on the back for the wired approach, and even a Bluetooth receiver that will work perfectly with HP's new iPhone printing app. So be sure to check that out as well. All right, so let's get down to the dirt. Benchmarks, right? Now this printer impressed us once again by outgunning the competition in all but the photo-printing test. At a fast 7.5 pages per minute for a full color PowerPoint presentation, you can be sure you won't be waiting around too long for a document to print on this guy. Now, the Photosmart did equally well with graphics and text, producing excellent quality photos, crisp lines, and smooth color transitions across a variety of media. Overall, this printer can easily satisfy the needs of a budding photographer that needs a device to bring their pictures to life. HP includes a bundle of programs to facilitate creativity and even walks through some of the more complicated features. So I'm Justin Yu, and this has been a sneak peak at the HP Photosmart Premium Fax All-in-One Printer. Thanks for watching. ^M00:02:07 [ Music ]
Whether you work from home, in a small office, or with varied home printing, scanning, faxing, and copying needs, this all-in-one takes care of business.
Business shoppers and home users alike should check out this printer. Its cloud-printing features, double-sided prints, and the auto-document feeder on top make scanning and copying really easy. And its output speeds are impressive, too.
Aside from the never-ending name, the HP Photosmart Premium TouchSmart Web All-in-One Printer looks good and prints high-quality photos at competitive speeds. We also appreciate effort put into the downloadable applications for the interactive touch screen, but the innovation is offset by a hefty price tag. Unless Web-connectivity and touch screens are a top priority, we recommend checking out HP's Photosmart multifunction printers that still offer high performance at a much lower cost.
The HP Photosmart A826 snapshot printer offers an attractive design, is easy and fun to use, and works better without a PC than any other snapshot printer we've reviewed, thanks to its huge touch screen, but we wonder who will spend $250 for a dedicated p
This photo printer's pleasing output and plentiful direct-printing options make it a good choice for the nascent photo enthusiast.
Despite its admirable printing performance, the touch-screen-equipped HP Photosmart Premium e-All-in-One C310a suffers from a confusing user interface and software crashes, so we recommend spending your $150 elsewhere.
The HP Photosmart 5510 all-in-one printer demonstrates reliable performance with excellent scores in both speed and quality tests, but falters in its feature offering. For users who need more than just speeds and feeds, I prefer the Epson Stylus NX430 instead.
A cloud-printing all-in-one device for busy homes and offices.
The Dell V515w is a capable printer with all-in-one print, fax, scan, and copy functionality, but the cheap build, quick-depleting cartridges and spotty wireless service aren't worth the hassle.
For all the cool points the HP Photosmart eStation C510 earns for Web-connectivity features like ePrint and the detachable Android-powered Zeen, we're holding off on our recommendation until HP drops the price and fixes the user interface bugs and network errors that marred our testing.