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HP Photosmart A626

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the control panel and size are generally positive. The value for money and print quality are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the design, while many are critical about the reliability and performance.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP Photosmart A626 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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HP Photosmart A626

 

Snapshot printers are gaining a good amount of popularity, which makes perfect sense considering how amazing their print quality is and how user-friendly they generally are. The HP Photosmart A626 is definitely one of the smaller snapshot printers...

Rs 7,999 (MRP) is actually a pretty affordable price for a printer of this caliber; and considering the print output you can get out of it, Rs 840 (plus taxes) for its cartridge isn't too bad either. The quality levels may not be at par with some of...

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Hewlett-Packard HP Photosmart A626

 

Supports up to 4-by-12-inch panoramas ; Convenient mobile design ; Extremely intuitive, innovative user interface

Input tray's strange design holds too few pages ; Dark prints appear flat

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HP Photosmart A626

 

The HP Photosmart A626 is the middle offering of HP's 2007 Photosmart snapshot printer line. It combines the features and touch screen of the A826 with the small size of the A526. Unfortunately, it also has the same speed and quality issues that plague...

Small size makes it easy to carry around; large touch screen LCD on an adjustable panel; same broad feature set as the Photosmart A826; can make prints as large as 5x7.

Slow prints and middling print quality.

The HP Photosmart A626 is supposed to bridge the gap between the A826 and the A526 snapshot printers by providing lots of features, good print quality, and decent print speeds, but it falls short on the last two counts.

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HP Photosmart A626

 

In most ways, the HP Photosmart A626 Compact Photo Printer ($179.99 direct) is only a small step up from last year's crop of dedicated photo printers from HP. But give HP credit for trying new things, because the A626 offers something new and...

Kiosk-style touch-screen controls. Prints 5-by-7s, 4-by-6s, and up to 4-by-12-inch panoramas. Battery option

Although quality and speed are both respectable, both are a step down from the best available

The HP Photosmart A626 Compact Photo Printer adds the convenience of a touch screen to an otherwise conventional small-format photo printer.

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HP Photosmart A626 Compact Travel Printer

 

With all of our electronics becoming portable these days, it was only natural for printers to head in that direction too. Released back in August of 2007, the HP A626 travel printer is not the first of its kind, but it is certainly one of the best on...

The A626 comes with a pretty hefty price tag. A few months after its release, the price of the A626 remains at about $175. It may be a bit too high, but you do get a lot of cool features for the price. Some of the features available in the A626 include...

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Photosmart A626 photo printer

 

Attractive, easy-to-use, and innovative, the A626 should make a good travel partner for scrapbookers and hobbyists. The ability to print up to 4-by-12-inch panoramas is a very useful option, but the A626's small paper capacity is a strange,...

Supports up to 4-by-12-inch panoramas ; Convenient mobile design ; Extremely intuitive, innovative user interface

Input tray's strange design holds too few pages ; Dark prints appear flat

Weighing slightly more than three pounds, the A626is a breeze to unpack and set up. After plugging in the power cord, installing an ink cartridge, loading some paper, and inserting a memory card, you’ll be ready to print. The A626 supports all the...

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HP Photosmart A626

 

The HP Photosmart A626 is the company's latest compact inkjet photo printer, and it features an innovative touch-screen to make the printing process easier and more fun. This 4.8-inch screen holds a large, 3.6-inch LCD display for viewing images and...

Based on the same design as HP's other A-series compact printers, the A626's sturdier construction is enhanced by the removal of any actual buttons, other than the power button, and the inclusion of a battery compartment. (The battery is an additional...

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HP Photosmart A626

 

The HP Photosmart A626 is a fun device to use and the drawing innovation will make this a popular party printer for kids and adults.

HP breaks new ground with the Photosmart A626 compact photo printer and other new photo printers this year with the inclusion of an interactive touch-screen. In the case of the A626, the full screen dimension of 4.8 inches contains a 3.6-inch LCD and...

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"compact, fun, multi-featured printer"

 

good pricing at office max

portable and good 4x6 prints

pretty slow

Consumer review by:

compact, fun, multi-featured printer

 

good pricing at office max

portable and good 4x6 prints

pretty slow

Product Specifications

HP Photosmart A626 Compact Photo Printer features a 4.8-inch touch-sensitive screen - that is the largest ever built into a portable compact photo printer. The large display is excellent for viewing photos and makes it easier to navigate the printer's interface. The printer also comes with a stylus pen that allows users to personalize and edit photos with "virtual ink" by writing on the large touch-sensitive screen. In addition, consumers can personalize photos with an abundant library of over 200 creative elements including clipart graphics, frames and pre-designed album pages. It also features advanced photo editing capabilities. These include red eye removal, as well as black & white, antique, and sepia photo treatments that give photos a nostalgic feel. The additional "metallicize" and "solarize" photo enhancement options apply an abstract art look to photos. After editing and personalization, photos can be saved back onto memory cards or printed as 5x7-inch or 4x6-inch borderless prints. Photos can simply be read from memory cards inserted into the printer's card slots, or from PictBridge compatible cameras attached to the printer. Using the optional Bluetooth adapter, photos can also be read from Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones by the printer.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.6in
Height:5.2in
Weight:3.4lbs
Width:9.9in

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:Canada / United States/Latin America
Localization:English / French/Spanish
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:A626
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP PhotoSmart

Miscellaneous

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

Networking

Type: None

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Interface:USB
Language Simulation:PCL 3
Max H-Resolution Color:4800dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):3.9 in x 11.8 in / 3.95 in x 5.9 in / 5.12 in x 7.1 in
Max V-Resolution Color:1200dpi
Media Type:Photo paper
Output Type:Color
Technology:Ink-jet
Total Media Capacity:20sheets
Type:Compact photo printer

RAM

Installed Size:64MB
Max Supported Size:64MB

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
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