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HP PhotoSmart A532 Compact Photo Printer

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 reviews of HP PhotoSmart A532 Compact Photo Printer. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Views about the ink consumption and design are overall positive. The control panel and performance also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the size, while some have doubts about the durability and connectivity.

usability, performance, control panel, design, ink consumption

price, connectivity, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP PhotoSmart A532 Compact Photo Printer is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 42 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP PhotoSmart A532 Compact Photo Printer

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of HP PhotoSmart A532 Compact Photo Printer from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the usability. The performance is also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the price.

design, performance, usability

price

40% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: HP Photosmart A532 Compact Photo Printer (1200dpi, USB, 32MB)

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Amazon.com review summary for HP PhotoSmart A532 Compact Photo Printer

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of HP PhotoSmart A532 Compact Photo Printer from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. There are some mixed reviews about the price.

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

This summary is based on the product: HP A532 Compact Photo Printer

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HP Photosmart A532 review

 

HP have been producing their Photosmart range of printers for years, in fact if you were to take a look at HP's site you would see that there are over 18 past models that are now discontinued. They've come a long way too, not just in terms...

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terrible

 

Definitely pass on this.

None

Could not get this thing to work at all. In the process of setting it up it displays a hex error code on the lcd screen and will not initialize. Spent about 4 hours attempting to get past the error message and then gave up

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nice printer

 

how can people who claim to have "high" tech knowledge not know that printers don't come with the cables and haven't for years?

works like it should

a bit noisy

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VERY picky about Discs

 

After printing over 150 discs in a tad more than a month, I found out that the printer likes Taiyo Yuden Silver inkjet printable discs. I printed well over 100 Verbatim white inkjet and 20 Vinpower digital blu rays, and they smudged a little bit on the...

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Best Printer I have ever owned!

 

When I set it all up it wanted to due the whole test page thing. When done with that it asked me to print a Picture. So I picked a wedding picture of mine and the software said it was a bad quality picture and suggested I use something else to see the...

Price is great. Prints better than I could have ever expected. And the dvds look professionaly done

It doesnt come with counterfiting software....LOL

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disgusted with purchase

 

none

didn't work right out of the box and had to deal with someone at HP that has trouble with english. They will be sending me a new one

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Great for DVD/BD printing

 

I use this exclusively for printing to Blu-Rays and DVDs for my micro-business. It's a little clunky printing from photoshop, but it gets the job done, and for the price paid, I can't complain at all.

DVD/BD printer

Didn't come with USB cable, but they're dirt cheap

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Shoulda bought ink instead

 

My Epson never had these problems. Unfortunately, it was cheaper to buy a new printer than to buy all new ink cartridges. I never messed with the bundled software, so I can't comment on it.

When it works, it works well

Never ending "Printer Preparation" and "Cancelling Job" cycles. 3 out of 4 discs cause general print errors, and that was the first day I used it. Plan on having plenty of spare time and patience. The ink never truly seems to dry on discs, weeks later...

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GREAT PRINTER FOR THE MONEY

 

TO ALL THE BUYERS WHO COMPLAINED THAT IT DOES NOT HAVE A GREAT PROGRAM FOR DISK PRINTING, JUST GO ONLINE AND BUY ACOUSTICA. IT'S $21.95 AND THEY GIVE YOU NUMEROUS TEMPLATES FOR FREE DOWNLOAD. LITERALLY OVER 1000. YOU WON'T BE SORRY.

GREAT PHOTOS, EASY SETUP, DOES WHAT IT SAYS IT DOES

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AWESOME PRINTER

 

OK. IT DOESN'T COME WITH GREAT CD/DVD GRAPHICS BUT YOU CAN DOWNLOAD AN AWESOME PROGRAM LIKE ACOUSTICA, AND MAKE GREAT CD/DVD PRINTS.

THIS PRINTER IS TOPS. AWESOME PRINT, GREAT CD/DVD PRINT, AS GOOD AS ANY

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Product Specifications

The HP PhotoSmart A532 Compact Photo Printer is designed for people of all ages who want a quick, fun and easy way to select, personalize and print lab-quality photos, either with or without a PC.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.6in
Height:5.3in/5.4in
Weight:2.7lbs/2.9lbs
Width:8.9in/9.9in

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC/Mac / PC
Country Kits:Latin America
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:A526/A532 Compact Photo Printer
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP PhotoSmart

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista/Works with Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Modem

Type: None

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Interface:USB
Language Simulation:PCL 3
Max H-Resolution B/W:1200dpi/600dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:4800dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):3.95 in x 5.9 in / 5.12 in x 7.1 in
Max Printing Speed Color:3.7prints/min
Max V-Resolution B/W:1200dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:1200dpi
Media Type:Index cards / Photo paper/Photo paper
Output Type:Color
Technology:Ink-jet
Total Media Capacity:20sheets
Type:Compact photo printer

RAM

Installed Size:32MB

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.3.9 / Apple MacOS X 10.4 / Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Microsoft Windows Vista / Apple MacOS X 10.3.9 / Apple MacOS X 10.4 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
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