HP Photosmart Plus conclusion

December 18, 2009 by Sarah Meyer Reads (21,401)

PROS

  • Reasonably priced
  • Excellent fast mode
  • Responsive touch screen

CONS

  • Average photo quality
  • On the loud side during operation

CONCLUSION
So I found the HP Photosmart Plus All-in-one to be a mixed bag.  It had many great features: text quality, a responsive touch screen, a sharp design, wireless connectivity, and low energy consumption.  But unfortunately, it has its share of flaws; poor color saturation, a loud print cycle, an occasional slow processing time, and no editing solution for using the standalone scan-to PC.

In all honesty, I think you get what you pay for and the Photosmart Plus is a cheaper model in the HP Photosmart line.  The photo quality was not what I’ve come to expect from the HP Photosmart or Officejet lines but they were still displayable thanks to the overall sharpness that you sometimes lose in inkjet printers.

And I don’t feel bad recommending this printer to a student on a budget; really, at $99.99, you can find less than five printers that are as functional as the Photosmart Plus with solid features to boot.

PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
The HP Photosmart Plus All-in-One is available now on HP.com for $99.99.

Supplies can also be found on HP.com; a standard black ink cartridge sells for $11.99, a high capacity black ink cartridge is $34.99 and the color ink cartridge combo pack is $26.99.


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