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HP PhotoSmart A526

HP PhotoSmart A526
alaScore 79

91 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 91 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size and design. The print quality and value for money also get good feedback, whereas there are some critical comments about the performance.

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performance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP PhotoSmart A526 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP PhotoSmart A526

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 39 user reviews of HP PhotoSmart A526 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, performance, value for money, print quality

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Photosmart A526 Compact Colour Photo PrinterHP Photosmart A526 Compact Colour Photo Printer

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Amazon.com review summary for HP PhotoSmart A526

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of HP PhotoSmart A526 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com.

62% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: HP A526 Photosmart Compact Photo Printer

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HP PhotoSmart A526

 

The HP Photosmart A526 is the entry-level model in the company's new line of snapshot printers. As we loved the Photosmart A826 , we were looking forward to this one, as we figured it to be a scaled-down version of that printer. Unfortunately, HP...

Low price; dead easy to use; easily portable; cute.

Fewer onboard features than the competition; requires a PC connection for image editing and enhancement; slow; photo quality needs some improvement.

The HP Photosmart A526 snapshot printer is meant to be simple and easy to use, but we found it simplified to a fault. There aren't enough options in standalone mode, and it's not as fast as the competition.

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Photosmart A526 Thermal Inkjet Photo Printer

 

The Photosmart A526 is simple to use but very slow. The prints are worth the wait, though.

Inexpensive, Natural-looking color palette

Slow, Spartan controls

The Photosmart A526's minimal-options approach to printing photos will be a relief for some, a frustration for others. But it's the slow printing that dampens its value somewhat, even if the photos are worth the wait

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HP Photosmart A526

 

All three printers are part of HP's new line of small-format, dedicated photo printers. The A626 can print photos at up to 5 by 7 inches, as well as up to 4-by-12-inch panoramas. It boasts a 4.8-inch touch screen, with a 3.5-inch image area for...

Small. Lightweight. Prints 4-by-6s and up to 4-by-12-inch panoramas

Has trouble printing photos with dark areas

The HP Photosmart A526 Compact Photo Printer prints most photos reasonably well but has trouble printing photos with dark areas, such as shadowed backgrounds.

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HP Photosmart A526 Compact Photo Printer

 

The HP Photosmart A526 Compact Photo Printer is HP's low-end dedicated photo printer for 4-by-6 photos and 4-by-12-inch panoramas.

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HP PhotoSmart A526 review

 

Good things certainly do come in small packages

Bargain price ; Great print quality ; Good memory card support

Slow ; Basic feature set

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HP Photosmart A526

 

The Photosmart A526 is simple to use but very slow. The prints are worth the wait, though.

Inexpensive, natural-looking colour palette

Slow, spartan controls

The Photosmart A526's minimal-options approach to printing photos will be a relief for some, a frustration for others. But it's the slow printing that dampens its value somewhat, even if the photos are worth the wait.

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Hewlett-Packard Photosmart A526

 

Inexpensive, natural-looking colour palette

Slow, spartan controls

The Photosmart A526's minimal-options approach to printing photos will be a relief for some, a frustration for others. But it's the slow printing that dampens its value somewhat, even if the photos are worth the wait.

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HP Photosmart A526 review

 

Despite being one of the cheapest compact photo printers we've ever reviewed, HP's Photosmart A526 still has a colour screen and support for direct printing from memory cards and digital cameras with PictBridge support.

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HP Photosmart A526 Home Photo Centre printer

 

The Photosmart A526 is simple to use but very slow. The prints are worth the wait, though.

The HP Photosmart A526's minimal-options approach to printing photos will be a relief for some, a frustration for others. But it's the slow printing that dampens its value somewhat, even if the photos are worth the wait.

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HP PhotoSmart A526

 

The HP Photosmart A526 snapshot printer is meant to be simple and easy to use, but we found it simplified to a fault. There aren't enough options in standalone mode, and it's not as fast as the competition.

Low price ; Dead easy to use ; Easily portable

Fewer onboard features than competitors ; PC connection required for image editing and enhancement ; Photo quality needs some improvement ; Slow

Service and support HP backs the Photosmart A526 with a standard one-year warranty and you can chat live online with tech support, also 24-7. HP's site has drivers, software downloads, FAQs, and troubleshooting guides, as well.

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Product Specifications

The HP Photosmart A526 Compact Photo Printer is designed for people wanting a quick, fun and convenient way to view, select, enhance, print and share high quality photos when out visiting friends or family, without the need for a PC.