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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 really like the performance. The print quality also gets good feedback. There are some critical views about the noise and size, while there are mixed reviews on the design and price.

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 (pcmag.com)

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 (techworld.com)

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 by: Terry (reevoo.com)

HP Photosmart Pro B8850

 

Printer all good

software not good, could not load.

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: Paul (reevoo.com)

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 by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

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 by: Phil (reevoo.com)

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 by: Jeff (reevoo.com)

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

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

HP Photosmart Pro B8850

 

print quality

compatability

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

HP Photosmart Pro B8850

 

Allows creativity with photos!

Cost of replacement ink and heads

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

HP Photosmart Pro B8850

 

Competitively priced

Size Cost of consumables

Jul, 2009
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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

Depth:16.9in
Height:9.5in
Weight:37.7lbs
Width:26.5in

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:Europe
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:Pro B8850
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP PhotoSmart

Miscellaneous

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

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type: None

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Interface:USB
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
Technology:Ink-jet
Total Media Capacity:200sheets
Type:Photo printer

RAM

Installed Size:64MB

Scanner

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