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HP PhotoSmart 7260

alaTest has collected and analyzed 103 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the paper handling and usability are on the whole positive. The reliability and design are also appreciated. There are some critical reviews about the noise, and views are divided on the performance.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP PhotoSmart 7260 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 70/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP PhotoSmart 7260

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 2 user reviews of HP PhotoSmart 7260 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk.

0% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Photosmart 7260 Inkjet PrinterHP Photosmart 7260 Inkjet Printer

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Amazon.com review summary for HP PhotoSmart 7260

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of HP PhotoSmart 7260 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com.

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54% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: HP PhotoSmart 7260 Inkjet Printer (Q3005A)

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The worst printer even made

 

This is quite possibly the worst printer even made. HP used to stand for quality. This is complete junk. It constantly gives error messages that make no sense (i.e. paper jam when there is no paper in sight, out of paper when the printer is full with...

Price makes this printer immediately disposable

Horrible quality, slow, constantly errors

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Works great if you thoroughly read and understand the user manual.

 

I'm not sure about the last 3 reviewers complaints about this printer. I've had it for 1.5 years and have NEVER had a problem with it. I am a teacher, and I also like to DJ on the side. So, for work I print literally hundreds of pages a week (for 1.5...

Inexpensive, prints good photos, prints fast drafts for proofreading and editing

After a year and a half I have not really found any

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Great Photo Printer Value!

 

Beautiful Pics, built in memory card reader

have to switch out ink cartridges

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GREAT QUALITY

 

PRINTS EXCELLENT PHOTOS

Prints 4x6 "borderless" photos only on three sides of the photo. This is not a good printer if you want "true borderless" photos

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Poor text quality under normal setting or below; prints loudly.

 

Text quality is superb when set to "best quality". Even 5-point text is crystal clear at that setting. The exterior looks really stylish and suits the theme of my hp desktop PC

When set below "normal quality" text becomes somewhat blurred and grayish in certain areas. Although providing top-notch quality printouts at best quality, print-speed is seriously affected. If I remember correctly, the printer prints around 3-5ppm at t

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no longer works after 2 months

 

none that I can find

prints extremely slowly. about 3 pages per minute. It may be me, though, I think you can use the non photo balck cartredge and it prints quicker?? Now there's a cradle jam problem and cannot be fixed. tried every support resource I know. A complete thumbs

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Works great if you thoroughly read and understand the user manual.

 

I'm not sure about the last 3 reviewers complaints about this printer. I've had it for 1.5 years and have NEVER had a problem with it. I am a teacher, and I also like to DJ on the side. So, for work I print literally hundreds of ... Expand full review

Inexpensive, prints good photos, prints fast drafts for proofreading and editing

After a year and a half I have not really found any

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Bought for $15 AR, couldn't be happier!

 

Value: not 10 because of media/ink prices Service and Support: 5 because I haven't had to contact HP about anything, and 5 is average. Quality and Reliability: HP is reknowned for the quality printers that they manufacture. Remember that they started ou

Price of media, cartridges No borderless 8x10 Doesn't come with black cartridge or USB cable A little on the slow side for photos

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Great for photos, crappy for everything else

 

Works as advertised for photos, nice output on plain paper

Purchased printer for printing CD labels, after 6 months labels would not feed properly and never lined up. Online support is completely useless, phone support resulted in a refurbished replacement with the same problem. HP recommended getting a differe

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The worst printer even made

 

This is quite possibly the worst printer even made. HP used to stand for quality. This is complete junk. It constantly gives error messages that make no sense (i.e. paper jam when there is no paper in sight, out of paper when the printer is full with...

Price makes this printer immediately disposable

Horrible quality, slow, constantly errors

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Product Specifications

The HP Photosmart 7260 photo printer delivers easy true-to-life photo printing in 6-ink color or up to 4800-optimized. At the touch of a button, it is so quick and easy to download, print and save your photo. Just slip your camera's memory card into a compatible slot and print - no PC required! Or, use your printer's save-to-PC button to easily save photos to your computer. Photos resist fading for generations - twice generations - twice as long as most traditionally-processed photos! And, it's a snap to print fabulous borderless photos using the convenient 4 x 6-inch photo paper tray and HP Premium Plus Photo paper.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5.1in
Height:5.7in
Weight:6lbs
Width:17.1in

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC / Mac
Country Kits:United Kingdom
Localization:Dutch/English
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:7260
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP PhotoSmart

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type: None

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Interface:USB
Language Simulation:HP PML / PCL 3/PCL 3 / HP PML
Max H-Resolution B/W:1200dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:4800dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)/Legal (8.5 in x 14 in) / A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):10ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):9ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:1200dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:1200dpi
Media Type:Banners / Cards / Envelopes / Glossy paper / Greeting cards / Index cards / Iron-on transfers / Labels / Photo paper / Plain paper / Transparencies/Envelopes / Transparencies / Greeting cards / Labels / Plain paper / Glossy paper / Iron-on transfers / Photo paper / Banners / Index cards
Monthly Duty Cycle Range (Printer Class):1,000 - 9,999 pages
Output Type:Color
Technology:Ink-jet
Total Media Capacity:100sheets
Type:Photo printer

RAM

Installed Size:16MB
Max Supported Size:16MB

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 9 / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Apple MacOS X 10.1 / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / XP Professional / Apple MacOS X 10.2/Apple MacOS 9 / Apple MacOS X 10.1 / Apple MacOS X 10.2 / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / XP Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
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