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HP PhotoSmart B8800

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of HP PhotoSmart B8800. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People are impressed by the performance. The print quality also gets good views, whereas reviews about the design and price are different. Many are less positive about the noise and size.

usability, print quality, performance

size, noise

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP PhotoSmart B8800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Editor's Choice

Expert review by : M. David Stone (

HP Photosmart Pro B8850 Photo Printer


The HP Photosmart Pro B8850 Photo Printer makes it easy to print high-quality photos for less.

Superb photo output at sizes up to 13 by 19 inches. Fine art papers available.

Photos and graphics on plain paper are disappointing.

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Jun, 2008

Expert review by : Techworld (

HP Photosmart Pro B8850 review


The Photosmart Pro B8850 isn't a radical shift from HP's initial entry into the pigment ink printer market. HP wisely chose to whittle the right features from the B9180 to create an affordable, entry-level printer for photographers looking for...

May, 2008

Consumer review (

HP Photosmart Pro B8850


Printer all good

software not good, could not load.

Oct, 2009

Consumer review (

HP Photosmart Pro B8850


Good quality prints, paper handling easy. Quite compact for an A3+ printer. It was easy to set up.

None really.

Oct, 2009

Consumer review (

HP Photosmart Pro B8850


Great prints

Has a software glitch when trying t print banner size on good paper. Compresses end of picture, spoils very expensive art paper. informed HP , Called HP (they promised to pass on to software dept, Have emailed very patiently, told them exactly how to...

Oct, 2009

Consumer review (

HP Photosmart Pro B8850


It does exactly what the advertising says it will, and does so very, very well. Large capacity ink cartridges mean less time spent changing them, and, no need to mess about swapping between photo & matt black inks.

It's LARGE. A substantial desk or table will be needed for it to stand on.

Oct, 2009

Consumer review (

HP Photosmart Pro B8850


Print quality for the price is unmatched

It's not the fastest but that wasn't why I bought it

Aug, 2009

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HP Photosmart Pro B8850


print quality


Aug, 2009

Consumer review (

HP Photosmart Pro B8850


Allows creativity with photos!

Cost of replacement ink and heads

Aug, 2009

Consumer review (

HP Photosmart Pro B8850


Competitively priced

Size Cost of consumables

Jul, 2009

Product Specifications

Produce archival, professional-quality photos up to 13 x 19 using 8 individual high-capacity HP Vivera pigment inks. Breakthrough color consistency makes it easy for serious photographers to take their photo and fine-art printing to the next level.

Dimensions & Weight



Country Kits:Europe
Model:Pro B8850
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP PhotoSmart


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


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Connectivity Technology:Wired
Language Simulation:PCL 3E
Max H-Resolution B/W:4800dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:4800dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A3 plus (13 in x 16.65 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):28ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):26ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:1200dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:1200dpi
Media Type:Cards / Coated paper / Fine art paper / Labels / Photo paper / Plain paper
Output Type:Color
Total Media Capacity:200sheets
Type:Photo printer


Installed Size:64MB


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional