HP Photosmart 7520 Review: First Look

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If you haven’t heard of the HP Photosmart 7520 e-All-in-One printer, I wouldn’t be surprised. I hadn’t heard of the Photosmart 7520 until HP reached out and asked if I’d like to review it. For whatever reason, it wasn’t included in HP’s spring launch when they announced the Photosmart 5520 or any subsequent product announcement (as far as I know).

So I was excited to check out the Photosmart 7520 e-All-in-One to see how it differs from our review of the previous generation Photosmart 7510 introduced last year. Today, I’ll be sharing our hands-on first look for the Photosmart 7520 with plenty of information about build, design, specs, pricing, availability and more.

And don’t forget to check back soon for the full review where we’ll share the results from our tests and compare it head to head with the Photosmart 7510!

Build and Design

As far as looks are concerned, the Photosmart 7520 gets an A in my book. I love the sleek, black design with the large touch screen. The 4.33-inch color touch screen so resembles a handheld mobile device that I actually tried to take it off its perch. Of course, that wasn’t possible but you can adjust it to the preferable viewing angle.

The Photosmart 7520’s dimensions are nearly identical to the Photosmart 7510 coming in at approximately 18 x 18 x 9 inches in non use. With the output tray extended, the dimensions are closer to 18 x 22 x 9 inches.

The Photosmart 7520 offers a variety of paper handling options including the 25-sheet automatic document feeder, 20-sheet dedicated photo tray and 125-sheet input tray. The ADF is hidden discreetly on top of the scan flatbed and even when folded out doesn’t add much height to the device. The two paper trays are found on the front of the machine and are fitted inside so that the user will lift the lid up to add paper.

Along with the web applications available on the control panel, customers can print and scan directly from the Photosmart 7520 with the built-in memory card reader and front side USB port.

To access the five individual ink cartridges, you’ll simply up under the power button. The Photosmart 7520 takes the standard capacity 564 cartridges or the high capacity 564 XL cartridges.

You’ll find all the connections and access to the paper path on the back of the Photosmart 7520. Both Hi-Speed USB 2.0 and Wi-Fi are available.

Photosmart 7520 Specifications:

  • 4-in-1 inkjet: print, scan, copy, fax
  • Print speeds: up to 14 ppm in black, 10 ppm in color
  • Print resolution: up to 9600 x 2400 optimized dpi
  • 4.33-inch touch screen
  • HP ePrint, AirPrint
  • Automatic duplexing
  • 25-sheet ADF
  • Built-in memory card reader, front side USB
  • Monthly duty cycle: up to 1250 pages
  • Paper capacity: 125-sheet paper tray, 20-sheet photo tray
  • Connectivity: USB 2.0, Wi-Fi
  • Operating Systems: Windows, Mac OS X
  • Energy Star qualified
  • 1-year limited hardware warranty

Pricing and Availability
The HP Photosmart 7520 e-All-in-One is available now through HP and authorized retailers for the sale price of $149.99, $50 off the suggested retail price.

Supplies and accessories can also be purchased through HP. A set of standard capacity 564 cartridges will cost $48.97 while a set of high capacity 564XL cartridges will cost $94.95.

The HP Photosmart 7520 comes with a 1-year limited hardware warranty but HP offers extended warranties.

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