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HP PhotoSmart A310

HP PhotoSmart A310
alaScore 77

24 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews of HP PhotoSmart A310. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the performance and design are on the whole positive. The durability and size also get good feedback, but comments are divided on the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP PhotoSmart A310 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of HP PhotoSmart A310 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category on People really like the size and durability. The design and usability also get good feedback.

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This summary is based on the products: Hewlett Packard Photosmart A310 Photo PrinterHewlett Packard Photosmart A310 Photo Printer

Aug, 2018

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The best thing about this printer, its size, is also the reason for one of the drawbacks. The size gives the printer the portability and saves on the space requirements but at the same time reduces on the usable paper size options. The printer comes...

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Printer Price Refill Options Refill Price

Jul, 2010

Product Specifications

Get a head start in portable photo printing with HP Photosmart A310 Compact Photo Printer. Simply connect your PictBridge-enabled camera to the printer with a USB cable and you are ready to print. What's more, each photo dries instantly and is water-resistant. Lightweight and compact, the built-in handle and foldable paper tray also make it easy to carry. Now you can capture and share your snapshots almost anywhere.


Printing colors:Cyan, Magenta


Compatible ink types, supplies:Dye-based

Dimensions & Weight


Energy Management

Acoustic power emissions:5.5 B(A)
Energy Star certified: No
Power consumption (typical):27


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:Canada / United States
Localization:English / French
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP PhotoSmart

Input Capacity

Maximum input capacity for cards:Up to 20 cards
Maximum paper trays:1
Standard input capacity:20

Media Formats

Recommended media:Photo paper, index cards
Standard media sizes:A6, Hagaki, L size, panorama

Media Types

Media types supported:Photo paper, index cards


Internal memory:32


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista


Type: None

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 40
Recommended operating temperature range (T-T):15 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-22 - 149
Storage temperature range (T-T):-22 - 149

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows 98 SE, Me, 2000, XP Home, XP Professional, x64 Edition\nMac OS X v10.3.9 +
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):4.8 x 4.49 x 9.8
Mac compatibility: Yes
Package dimensions (WxDxH):10.2 x 6.69 x 8.62
Power Requirements:Input voltage: 100 to 240 VAC (+/- 10%), 50/60 Hz (+/- 3 Hz)
Power supply type:External power supply module, optional internal lithium ion battery (not included, sold separately)
Standard input trays:1
Wireless technologies:Wired

Output Capacity

Paper handling standard/output:20-sheet output tray
Standard output capacity:20

Packaging Data

Pallet dimensions (W x D x H):47.2 x 39.4 x 74
Pallet weight:1149.5
Quantity per pallet:200

Paper Handling

Duplex print options: None
Media types supported:Photo paper, index cards
Paper handling standard/input:20-sheet input tray
Printing sizes:3.94 x 5.91
Recommended media:Photo paper, index cards
Recommended media weight:60 to 90 g/m2; HP photo papers: up to 280 g/m2
Standard media sizes:A6, Hagaki, L size, panorama

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing: Yes
I/O ports:1 USB, 1 PictBridge
PictBridge: Yes
Standard interfaces:USB 2.0
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0


Acoustic power emissions:5.5 B(A)
Energy Star certified:N
Power consumption (typical):27

Print Quality

Maximum Resolution:4800 x 1200
Print quality (black, best quality):1200 x 1200
Print technology:Inkjet

Print Technology

Maximum Resolution:4800 x 1200
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing colors:Cyan, Magenta


Connectivity Technology:Wired
Max H-Resolution B/W:1200dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:4800dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):4 in x 6 in
Max Printing Speed Color:1.1prints/min
Max V-Resolution B/W:1200dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:1200dpi
Media Type:Index cards / Photo paper
Output Type:Color
Total Media Capacity:20sheets
Type:Compact photo printer


Time to first page (color, normal):60


Installed Size:32MB
Max Supported Size:32MB


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Sound Emission

Acoustic pressure emissions:55


Compatible memory cards:MicroDrive, MMC, SD, xD

System Requirements

Minimum hard disk space:400
Minimum processor:Intel Pentium II/ G3
Minimum RAM:128
Minimum system requirements:Pentium II (or equivalent), 233 MHz or higher; 64 MB RAM; 200 MB available hard disk space; SVGA 800 x 600 monitor with 16-bit color; Windows 2000, XP Home, XP Professional, XP Professional x64; 4x CD-ROM drive; USB port and USB cable (not included), Mac OS X v 10.3.9 and higher; G3 processor or compatible; 128 MB RAM; 150 MB available hard disk space for software installation; HP Memories Disc Creator Software (requires CD writer and 700 MB of hard disk space)
OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.3.9 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

Technical Details

Automatic paper sensor:N
Battery Type:Lithium ion (not included, sold separately)
Camera phone:Direct photo printing from PictBridge-enabled cameras\nYes
Control panel:2 front-panel buttons (Power, Photo Fix)
Exifprint supported:Yes, Version 2.2
Maximum input capacity (photo paper):Up to 20 sheets
Maximum input capacity for 10 x 15 cm photographs:20
Maximum output capacity:20
Maximum print length:7992.1
Maximum print length (imperial):8 in
Media handling:Sheetfeed
Media size (tray 1):4 x 6 in, 4 x 6.5 in, 4 x 8-in photo card
Media sizes supported (imperial):4 x 6 in, 4 x 6.5 in, 4 x 8-in photo card
Media weights by paper path:60 to 90 g/m2; HP photo papers: up to 280 g/m2
Number of cartons per pallet:25
Number of layers per pallet:8
Operating temperature (T-T):41 - 104
Operating temperature range (T-T):41 - 104
Package dimensions (W x D x H):10.2 x 6.7 x 8.6
Package weight:5.3 lb
Package weight (imperial):5.3 lb
Pallet dimensions (W x D x H):48 x 40 x 74
Pallet dimensions (W x D x H) (imperial):48 x 40 x 74
Pallet weight:1147.1
Pallet weight (imperial):1147.1
Photo proofsheets supported:N
Print head:1 (cyan, magenta, yellow)
Print resolution (photo, best quality):< 4800 x 1200 (optimized)
Print speed (color, normal quality, 10 x 15 photo):As fast as 105 sec\nAs fast as 59 secs (borderless, from PC)
Printer features:Color photo printing
Product dimensions when open (LxWxD):8.9
Recommended media weight (imperial):16 to 24 lb; HP photo papers: up to 75 lb
Skew:+/- 0.006 in
Standard output capacity for cards:Up to 20 cards
SureSupply supported:Y
Technical features:HP Adaptive Lighting, HP Auto Red-eye Removal
Video action printing supported:N
Vivera inks supported:Y
Weight:2.75 lb
Weight (imperial):2.75 lb
Wireless option type:Optional, with HP bt450 Bluetooth Wireless Printer Adapter
Wireless Technology:Bluetooth

Weight & Dimensions

Maximum dimensions (W x D x H):8.94 x 9.06 x 6.14
Package weight:84.7