Pros

  • Impressive output quality
  • Very easy to use
  • Instant Ink program offers some savings over regular inks
  • Automatic duplexing

Cons

  • Very slow performance
  • Regular inks are very pricey

At A Glance

Low-cost home printers tend to be unexciting, but this one stands out for having better-than-usual print quality and a new, cloud-controlled Instant Ink program that is cheaper per page than its regular cartridges are.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.hp.com

The Specs

Requirements
Operating System Compatibility
  • Macintosh OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
  • Macintosh OS X 10.7 (Lion)
  • Macintosh OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows 8
  • Microsoft Windows XP
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces USB 2.0
Wireless connection
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
Dimensions
Width 17.52 inches
Depth 13.15 inches
Height 4.72 inches
Weight 12.27 pounds
Warranty
Warranty information 1 Year
Media Handling
Standard Number of Input Trays 1.0
Standard Input Sheet Capacity 100
Optional Trays Available 0.0
Media Sizes Accepted
  • Legal
  • Letter
Paper Handling Support
  • Envelopes
  • Iron-On Transfers
  • Labels
Automatic Document Feeder 0.0
Storage Media
SD card SD Card
Scanning
Scanner Type Flatbed
Platform Support
Printer languages supported
  • GDI/Host-based
  • HP PCL 3
Printer Type
Number of Colors 4.0
Colors Available
  • Cyan
  • K (Black)
  • Magenta
  • Yellow
Cost Per Page
Plain Text Page (Highest yield vendor ink) 6.25 cents per page
4-color page (cheapest vendor ink) 15.94 cents per page
Monthly Duty Cycle 1000
Vendor Rated Speeds
Monochrome print speed 8.8 ppm
Color print speed 5.2 ppm

Performance

Macworld Labs (Quality)
Print quality: Text Superior
Print quality: Color photo Superior
Print quality:PDF Very Good
Scan quality: Color photo Very Good
Scan quality: Line art Good
Copy quality Very Good
Macworld Labs (Speed)
Print speed: Text 5.9   ppm
Print speed rating: Text Good
Print speed: Color photo 0.4   seconds for 8X10 photo
Print speed rating: Color photo Good
Print speed: PDF 2.0   seconds for 4-page PDF
Print speed rating: PDF Very Good
Scan speed 1 72.8   seconds for 8 x 10 color photo at 600 dpi
Scan speed 2 128.7   seconds 4 x 6 color photo at 1200 dpi
Scan speed rating Good