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HP PhotoSmart A826

alaTest has collected and analyzed 172 reviews of HP PhotoSmart A826. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviews about the noise and size are overall positive. The performance and design are also appreciated, but many are less positive about the paper handling and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP PhotoSmart A826 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP PhotoSmart A826

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of HP PhotoSmart A826 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and size. The design and usability are also appreciated, but there are some mixed comments about the price.

usability, design, size, performance

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

This summary is based on the products: HP Photosmart A826 Compact Colour Photo PrinterHP Photosmart A826 Compact Colour Photo Printer

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP PhotoSmart A826

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 user reviews of HP PhotoSmart A826 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and performance. The noise and size also get good feedback. There are some less positive comments about the reliability and paper handling.

usability, size, noise, performance, design

price, durability, paper handling, reliability

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Photosmart A826 Compact Photo PrinterHP Photosmart A826 Compact Photo Printer

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: (pcworld.com)

HP Photosmart A826 Snapshot Photo Printer

 

The advanced features of this snapshot photo printer--such as a touch screen and 5-by-7-inch media handling--might merit the price, but it's still awfully high.

Large, intuitive touch-screen interface ; Takes 4-by-6-inch and 5-by-7-inch media

Slow ; very expensive ; Input tray is awkward

The starter cartridge that comes with the Photosmart A826 can print up to 20 4-by-6-inch photos. The cost per photo beyond that can be reasonable: HP's Value Pack includes enough ink and paper for 120 4-by-6-inch photos and costs $35, or about 29 cents...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: Melissa Riofrio (pcworld.com)

Hewlett-Packard HP Photosmart A826

 

Most snapshot photo printers are basically one-trick ponies, but the HP Photosmart A826 breaks from the herd with its innovative and plentiful features. Unfortunately it's hobbled by a high price and slow print times.

Large, intuitive touch-screen interface ; Takes 4-by-6-inch and 5-by-7-inch media

Slow; very expensive ; Input tray is awkward

Advanced features (a touchscreen interface, 5-by-7-inch media handling) might merit the price, but it's still awfully high.

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: M. David Stone (pcmag.com)

HP Photosmart A826 Home Photo Center

 

The HP Photosmart A826 Home Photo Center is modeled after a retail-store photo kiosk.

Kiosk-style, 7-inch touch screen. Shows photos at 4.2 inches diagonally. Prints 5-by-7s, 4-by-6s, and panoramas up to 4 by 12 inches.

Although quality and speed are both respectable, both are a step below the best available. ; Watch the HP Photosmart A826 Home Photo Center Video Review!

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Sep, 2007

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Felisa Yang (cnet.com)

HP Photosmart A826 review

 

The HP Photosmart A826 is the first standalone snapshot printer we've seen that truly attempts to bring the in-store photo kiosk experience into the home. The printer's large size and extra large touch screen make using it a pleasure. And the fast...

Fast, high-quality prints; lots of fun features such as clip art and captions; per-print costs are in line with other snapshot printers' costs; touch screen is easy to use and great for displaying slide shows; menus are logically organized.

Expensive; album options are a bit limited.

The HP Photosmart A826 snapshot printer offers an attractive design, is easy and fun to use, and works better without a PC than any other snapshot printer we've reviewed thanks to its huge touch screen, but we wonder who will spend $250 for a dedicated...

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

HP Photosmart A826

 

The A826 can print standard-format photos at sizes up to 5 by 7 inches and panoramas up to 4 by 12 inches. As you would expect from most any dedicated photo printer, it can print from PictBridge cameras and computers, too, but then you don't get to use...

Kiosk-style, 7-inch touch screen. Shows photos at 4.2 inches diagonally. Prints 5-by-7s, 4-by-6s, and panoramas up to 4 by 12 inches

Although quality and speed are both respectable, both are a step below the best available ; Watch the HP Photosmart A826 Home Photo Center Video Review

The HP Photosmart A826 Home Photo Center is literally a home photo kiosk, with a 7-inch touch screen and no need for connecting to a computer.

Expert review by: Mark Adkins (the-gadgeteer.com)

HP A826 Photosmart Compact Photo Printer

 

HP's A826 Compact Photo Printer is designed as an easy and fun-to-use, space-saving photo printer. Featuring a nice color touch screen and a housing that looks like something from Wall-E, it at least accomplishes that goal. How is it otherwise?

Compact footprint ; Easy to use ; Good print quality

Rather expensive

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: ITP.net (itp.net)

Expert Review

 

Not the best for those who want to print directly from cams/cards. Its strong point is pre-edited images.

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Owen Rubin (mymac.com)

HP Photosmart A826 Snapshot Photo Printer – Review

 

Are there times when you just want a photo printed from your digital camera. You would like to forget about going to your computer, booting it up, copying the photo off the camera, setting up the printer for photos, and then printing it on a full page...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Brian Chen (macworld.com)

HP Photosmart A826 photo printer

 

The HP Photosmart A826 is a great choice for beginning photographers who want to print their digital photos as easily as possible. The printer's case design could use some improvement for greater ease of handling, and dark prints appear a little dull;...

Extremely intuitive and innovative user interface ; Attractive kiosk-shaped design

Rounded, smooth design makes printer clumsy to handle ; Dark prints appear flat and dull due to processed blacks

There’s something important to note about the A826: even though it is a compact photo printer, that doesn’t mean it’s portable. Measuring 14.7 by 15.1 by 10.4 inches with its output and paper trays open and ready to use, the A826 is larger than other...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Denny Atkin (computershopper.com)

HP Photosmart A826 Inkjet Printer Review Review and Ratings

 

This fun, innovative photo printer shines as a stand-alone device for newbie users—though it might not be cost-effective if you just want a snapshot printer for your PC.

Easy for non-technical users ; Fun "creative" modes for editing photos ; Excellent screen and interface ; Good print quality

Expensive ; Stingy starter ink cartridge ; Slow ; No way to save edits and tweaks to memory cards

Aug, 2007

Product Specifications

HP PhotoSmart photo printer is designed to bring low-cost, photographic-quality image printing to the home environment. The HP PhotoSmart photo printer enables importing personal photographs for manipulation and inclusion in various forms of documents and can output them economically without sacrificing the quality of the original image. The most frequent uses of the HP PhotoSmart photo printer include photo enlargement, cropping, red-eye elimination, scratch removal, replication of snapshots, and the creation of greeting cards and other novelties.

Certificates

Blue Angel certified:
Electromagnetic compatibility:
Energy Star certified:
Safety:

Consumables

Compatible ink types, supplies:Dye-based

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.6in
Height:10.8in
Weight:5.7lbs
Width:10.4in

Display

Built-in display: Yes
Display:
Display Diagonal:7
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:120-240
Acoustic power emissions:5.5 B(A)
Power consumption (off):
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Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:North America/United States
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:A826 Home Photo Center
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP PhotoSmart

Input Capacity

Envelope feeder:
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Paper input type:Sheetfed
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Media Formats

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Memory

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Miscellaneous

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

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type: None

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity range:
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Other Features

Package dimensions (WxDxH):
Power Requirements:Input voltage: 120 VAC, 60 Hz, 0.66 amp; 110 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 0.66 amp
Standard input trays:1

Output Capacity

Maximum output capacity:
Maximum output capacity for cards:
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Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Packaging Data

Package weight:
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Paper Handling

Borderless printing:
Duplex print options:None (not supported)
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A6
Maximum print area:5" x 7" (13x18 cm)
Maximum print size:5" x 7" (13x18 cm)
Media handling:
Media types supported:Photo Paper
Paper handling standard/input:100-sheet input tray
Recommended media:Photo Paper
Recommended media weight:60 to 90 g/m2
Standard media sizes:A6, Hagaki, L size, panorama, 13 x 18 cm

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth: Yes
Direct printing:
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
I/O ports:
Optional connectivity:
PictBridge:
USB port:Y
USB ports quantity:1
USB version:2.0
Wi-Fi: No

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:120-240
Acoustic power emissions:5.5 B(A)
Power consumption (standby):6.7
Power consumption (typical):16

Print Quality

Print quality (black, best quality):
Print quality (color, best quality):

Print Technology

Compatible ink types, supplies:
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Maximum print length:
Maximum Resolution:4800 x 1200
Number of colors:3
Number of print cartridges:
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing colors:
Standard printer languages:

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Language Simulation:PCL 3
Max H-Resolution Color:4800dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):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:100sheets
Type:Compact photo printer

Printing

Borderless printing: Yes
Duplex printing: No
Print speed (color photo, best quality):
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RAM

Installed Size:64MB
Max Supported Size:64MB

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Bundled software:HP Photosmart Software

Sound Emission

Acoustic power emissions:

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes

System Requirements

Compatible operating systems:
Minimum system requirements:
Minimum system requirements for Macintosh:
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

Technical Details

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Color of product:Graphite, White
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Envelope feeder:N
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Exifprint supported:
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Media handling:Sheetfeed
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Media weights by paper path:60 to 90 g/m2
Network ready:
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Package weight (imperial):8.46 lb
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Skew:
Standard input capacity for cards:Up to 100 cards
Standard input trays:
Standard output capacity for cards:Up to 100 cards
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SureSupply supported:
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Vivera inks supported:
Weight:
Weight (imperial):5.8 lb
Wireless Technology:

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:15.1
Height:14.6
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Width:10.4