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HP PhotoSmart 230v

alaTest has collected and analyzed 364 reviews of HP PhotoSmart 230v. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design. The price and usability also get good reviews, but opinions are divided on the noise. Many are critical about the connectivity and durability.

performance, usability, price, design, size

reliability, durability, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP PhotoSmart 230v is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for HP PhotoSmart 230v


alaTest has collected and analyzed 98 user reviews of HP PhotoSmart 230v from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Reviewers are impressed by the performance and design. The price and size also get good views, but there are some less positive comments about the durability.

usability, size, price, design, performance


88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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May, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for HP PhotoSmart 230v


alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 user reviews of HP PhotoSmart 230v from The average user rating for this product is 1.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Reviewers are impressed by the multifunction and design. The noise and performance also get good reviews. There are some mixed comments about the durability. There are some negative views about the connectivity and print quality.

usability, performance, noise, design, multifunction

price, reliability, print quality, connectivity

18% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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May, 2018

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Printer did not work on arrival. Print head kept jamming when powered on. Tried calling to return and was on hold for over 30 minutes. This is the last time I shop here.

Jan, 2014

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good buy


item was in good shape ,arrived promptly and works well

Dec, 2013

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Works well


Very good value for the money

Dec, 2013

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Works great


Great prints, wireless and e print work. And you can't get anything near this level at the refurbished price.

May, 2013

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Number 2 didn't work either!


I await my 3d unit. The first one wouldn't turn on and was returned. The replacement. I opened the package and followed the set-up instructions on the display screen. In a few minutes I was conected to my wireless network. I tried to print a photo from...

Jan, 2013

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This is a great buy


I bought this printer right before christmas of 2012, and so far it has been everything its suppose to be and more. I love it. Very happy customer. I really like the e print. it makes it where i can print from anywhere i have internet access. its nice...

Jan, 2013

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Not such a good deal


This is the second one that I had purchased and returned, the first one didn't work at all, and the second one sucked up all of the ink within 5 print jobs. I purchased new ink cartridges and could not get it to print again. HP said that they were...

Oct, 2012

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partially DOA


I bought this printer thinking it was a good deal only to find out The wireless radio was broken and that it game out two or three years ago and isnt covered by hp.

Oct, 2012

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Fast Printer


This is a very fast printer. I was interested in the duplex printing and WI-FI capabilities. The duplex printing is superb! I look forward to reducing my paper use on those big projects. Setup was flawless after I temporarily disabled my anti-virus...

Oct, 2011

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HP Printer quality has tanked


This is the second all-in-one printer I've owned from HP, both of which have expired within 2 years of purchase (and I don't use these things hard) If you go out to the web and do searches you'll find slews of customers with similar issues. I...

Produced nice pictures while it worked

Died with Ink system failure within 1.5 years of purchase, Maintenance tasks/support could not resolve the issue ; Ink is expensive ; Printer part dies, the other functions are rendered unusable (Scanner/Fax)

Oct, 2011

Product Specifications

Information technology professionals rely on HP quality to ensure maximum productivity. As the power of applications, processors, memory adapters and storage devices increases, high-end computer users are seeking ways to optimize their system performance. HP provides leading solutions, adding new levels of performance, availability, flexibility, and management.


Energy Star certified: Yes


Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):33
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):32
Maximum copy resolution:1200 x 1200
Maximum number of copies:99

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in display:Y
Display Diagonal:4.3
Touch screen: Yes

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
Input frequency:50/60
Power consumption (off):0.5
Power consumption (PowerSave):6.4
Power consumption (standby):7.2
Power consumption (typical):28


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP PhotoSmart

Input Capacity

Maximum input capacity for 10 x 15 cm photographs:20 / 60
Maximum input capacity for envelopes:15
Standard input capacity:125


Type: None


Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Type: None
Wi-Fi:No / Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):25 - 75
Operating relative humidity range:25 - 75
Operating temperature (T-T):15 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):15 - 35
Recommended operating temperature range (T-T):15 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):13 - 35
Storage temperature range (T-T):13 - 35

Other Features

Acoustic power emissions:6.8B(A)
Acoustic power emissions (active, print, copy or scan):6.0
Acoustic pressure emissions:55
All-in-One Functions:Copy, Print, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:Print, Scan
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7\nWindows Vista\nWindows XP SP2+ (32-bit)\nMac OS X v10.5, v10.6
Dimensions (WxDxH):17.9 x 17.7 x 7.83
Minimum system requirements for Macintosh:PowerPC G4/G5, Intel Core\n256MB RAM\n300MB HDD\nCD-ROM\nUSB
Power Requirements:100 - 240V
Wireless option type:Y

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:50

Paper Handling

Custom media length:5.12 - 14.2
Custom media width:3.15 - 8.66
Envelope feeder:Y
Envelopes sizes:B5, C5, C6
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5, B6
ISO C-series sizes (C0...C9):C5
JIS B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Non-ISO print media sizes:Legal, Letter
Photo paper sizes:4x6
Standard tray media types:Card stock, Envelopes, Labels, Photo paper, Plain paper, Transparencies
Standard tray media weight:60 - 280 / 60 - 300


All-In-One-multitasking: Yes
Copying:Mono copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions:Print
Maximum duty cycle:1250 / 1600
Number of print cartridges:5
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Printing colors:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Recommended duty cycle:500
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing: Yes
Standard interfaces:USB 2.0, Wireless LAN
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:50/60
Power consumption (average operating):28
Power consumption (off):0.5
Power consumption (PowerSave):6.4
Power consumption (standby):7.2


Connectivity Technology:Wired
Language Simulation:PCL 3
Max H-Resolution Color:4800dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):4 in x 6 in
Max V-Resolution Color:1200dpi
Media Type:Index cards / Photo paper / Plain paper
Output Type:Color
Total Media Capacity:25sheets
Type:Compact photo printer


Maximum Resolution:9600 x 2400
Print speed (black, draft quality, A4/US Letter):33
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):11
Print speed (color, draft quality, A4/US Letter):32
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):8
Standard printer languages:PCL 3


Installed Size:8MB


Type: None


Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan area:A0.157 / Letter (216 x 297) / A4 / Letter (216 x 297)
Maximum scan resolution:19200 x 19200
Optical scanning resolution:1200 x 1200
Scan technology:CIS
Scan type:Flatbed
Scanner Type:Flatbed


Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, MS Duo, SD
Internal memory:64
Maximum internal memory:64
Maximum memory:64

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:500
Minimum processor:Intel Pentium II/Celeron, 233MHz
Minimum RAM:128
Minimum system requirements:CD-ROM\nUSB\nIE 6+
OS Required:Apple MacOS 9 / Apple MacOS X 10.1 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Weight & Dimensions

Package weight:20.5 / 328
Weight:17 / 271.6