Conclusion

March 23, 2012 by Sarah Meyer Reads (22,778)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Service & Support
    • 6
    • Print Quality
    • 8
    • Design / Ease of Use
    • 7
    • Performance / Print Speed
    • 8
    • Features
    • 8
    • Operational Costs
    • 6
    • Total Score:
    • 7.17
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

Energy Tests
The energy use was about on pace from what we would expect from an AIO inkjet targeted at consumers. The Photosmart 7510 pulled as much as 30W of energy when warming up, but typically energy use was lower for most functions.

When printing text documents in normal mode, the Photosmart uses between 21-26W of energy. When printing color documents the numbers drops slightly to 18-24W.

In ready mode, with the touch panel lit the Photosmart 7510 uses about 6W of energy. When it drops into sleep mode with the touch panel dark, the Photosmart 7510 uses about 3W of energy.

Photosmart 7510 Specifications:

  • 5-in-1 inkjet: print, scan, copy, fax and web
  • Print speeds: up to 13.5 ppm in black, 9 ppm in color
  • Print resolution: up to 9600 x 2400 optimized dpi
  • 4.33-inch touchscreen CGD
  • HP ePrint, AirPrint
  • Automatic duplexing
  • 25-sheet ADF
  • Built-in memory card reader
  • 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

Conclusion

The HP Photosmart 7510 e-All-in-One is a winner in my opinion. It offers customers creative features that no other manufacturer can match as of this writing while still providing quick print speeds and quality prints. I love HP ePrint, the plethora of apps, the large (and responsive) touchscreen display and even the design of the Photosmart 7510.

I did have some issues but there are work arounds, the main one being the terrible photo software. It’s a great idea to give customers a fun, creative software that allows them to make picture books and other projects at home. But there should also be some sort of photo software that allows these same customers to easily print photos from the brand new printer they just purchased. Also, ink can be expensive, especially when looking at the high capacity cartridges. This is probably the biggest negative for this device.

At the end of the day, the Photosmart 7510 is reasonably priced at $149.99, offers family features, a compact footprint and reliable devices. It’s worth considering if you are looking for a new family printer AND you have a low to medium print volume.

Pricing and Availability
The HP Photosmart 7510 e-All-in-One is available now through HP and authorized retailers for the suggested price of $149.99.

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 7510 comes with a 1-year limited hardware warranty but HP offers extended warranties.


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