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HP Photosmart A536

HP Photosmart A536
alaScore 80

41 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the size and connectivity are on the whole positive. The performance and value for money are also mentioned favorably.

usability, value for money, performance, connectivity, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP Photosmart A536 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 41 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for HP Photosmart A536

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of HP Photosmart A536 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com.

usability, value for money, size, performance

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP A536 Compact Photo PrinterHP A536 Compact Photo Printer

Expert review by:

Photosmart A536

 

Among snapshot printers, HP's Photosmart A536 Compact Photo Printer is tempting on many counts: It's inexpensive, easy to use, and light enough to take anywhere. Even though it's slow, a lot of budget-minded users will find it well worth considering.

Takes 5-inch by 7-inch paper Very inexpensive; simple to use

Mediocre flesh tones Slow; mediocre fleshtones

The HP Photosmart A536 is basic, but also affordable and easy to operate. For many home users, it offers just enough snapshot printing for the price

Expert review by:

HP A536

 

All things considered, the HP A536 is a fairly average printer with not-so-average printing options.

Bluetooth printing enables smartphone connectivity.; Can print on 5 × 7 as well as 4 × 6 paper.; Compact design allows for high portability

Falls short in color performance

All things considered, the HP A536 is a fairly average printer with not-so-average printing options. While it is a compact, and as such you can’t print on the range of media a full-sized photo printer could, the convenience of being able to print from...

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HP A536 Compact Photo Printer Review

 

All things considered, the HP A536 is a fairly average printer with not-so-average printing options.

Bluetooth printing enables smartphone connectivity.; Can print on 5 × 7 as well as 4 × 6 paper.; Compact design allows for high portability

Falls short in color performance

All things considered, the HP A536 is a fairly average printer with not-so-average printing options. While it is a compact, and as such you can’t print on the range of media a full-sized photo printer could, the convenience of being able to print from...

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Hp Photosmart A536

 

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HP Photosmart A536 Compact Photo Printer review

 

You can use the HP Photosmart A536 Compact Photo Printer as a standalone printer or connect it to a PC. Even the PC installation is amazingly simple: you just power on the printer and connect it to the PC via a standard USB cable (not included). The...

The HP Photosmart A536 Compact Photo Printer is basic, but also affordable and easy to operate. For many home users, it offers just enough snapshot printing for the price.

Expert review by:

HP Photosmart A536 Compact Photo Printer review

 

HP's Photosmart A536 Compact Photo Printer is inexpensive, easy to use, and light enough to take anywhere.

The HP Photosmart A536 Compact Photo Printer is basic, but also affordable and easy to operate. For many home users, it offers just enough snapshot printing for the price.

Consumer review by:

easy to use but only fair quality

 

im glad it was free with the camera i purchased because i would have been disappointed if i paid alot for it.

cheap to buy, small, does not require any software or installation on a computer, just plug it in and use it. great if you want instant pictures but are not too picky on quality

does NOT print lab quality photos. quality is fair. color can be off. you cannot see the picture name so it can be difficult to select the picture you want to print if you have several of the same subject

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price of ink

 

i can go to wallmart and wallgreens and print the pics . for a third the price. its costing me almost $1.00 a pic. doing it myself. its $23 for just the ink, and $48 with pic. paper. i have paper out the ass but no ink. i thought it ... Expand full review

i like printing on the spot, birthday partys , get to gethers

i can only print about 20 pics. with each ink cartrage

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price of ink

 

i can go to wallmart and wallgreens and print the pics . for a third the price. its costing me almost $1.00 a pic. doing it myself. its $23 for just the ink, and $48 with pic. paper. i have paper out the ass but no ink. i thought it would be grate to...

i like printing on the spot, birthday partys , get to gethers

i can only print about 20 pics. with each ink cartrage

Consumer review by:

Good Entry Level Printer

 

Good entry level printer. Would recommend for home use.

Good entry level photo printer. Priced well, vivid and bright color. Decent speed. Red eye removal option. Prints both 4x6 and 5x7

Darker pics do not show up well. Not many photo editing options

Product Specifications

Print lab-quality photos in sizes up to 5 x 7" on HP PhotoSmart A536 Compact Photo Printer, with or without your PC. Just use the convenient 2.4" display to preview, edit, and personalize - such as by using creative effects and colors - then print.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:8.7in
Height:6.9in
Weight:2.9lbs
Width:9.9in

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:United States
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:A536 Compact Photo Printer
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP PhotoSmart

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Works with Windows Vista

Modem

Type: None

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Interface:USB
Language Simulation:PCL 3
Max H-Resolution B/W:1200dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:4800dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):4 in x 12 in
Max Printing Speed Color:2.2prints/min
Max V-Resolution B/W:1200dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:1200dpi
Media Type:Index cards / Photo paper
Output Type:Color
Technology:Ink-jet
Type:Compact photo printer

RAM

Installed Size:32MB

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.4 / Apple MacOS X 10.5 / Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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