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HP Photosmart C4780

alaTest has collected and analyzed 385 reviews of HP Photosmart C4780. 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. Opinions about the design and print quality are overall positive. The performance and price are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the control panel and size. Many are critical about the paper handling and connectivity.

usability, price, performance, print quality, design

reliability, noise, connectivity, paper handling

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP Photosmart C4780 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Photosmart C4780

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 219 user reviews of HP Photosmart C4780 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the design and print quality. The performance and price also get good opinions. Many are negative about the connectivity and noise. There are some mixed reviews about the durability.

usability, price, performance, print quality, design

noise, connectivity

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Photosmart C4780 All-in-One PrinterHP Photosmart C4780 All-in-One Printer

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP Photosmart C4780

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 user reviews of HP Photosmart C4780 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the multifunction and print quality. The price and performance also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the connectivity and paper handling, and there are some mixed reviews about the design and noise.

usability, performance, price, print quality, multifunction

reliability, size, durability, paper handling, connectivity

40% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Photosmart C4780 All-in-One Printer (Q8380A#ABA)HP Photosmart C4780 All-in-One Printer (Q8380A#ABA)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Susan Silvius (pcworld.com)

HP Photosmart C4780

 

Wireless networking and touch-sensitive controls help set HP's Photosmart C4780 apart from other entry-level color inkjet multifunction printers. Unfortunately the model comes with outrageous prices for its ink, and it has an extremely limited design.

Inexpensive; built-in Wi-Fi ; Innovative touch controls

Searing ink prices; pokey scan speeds ; Limited paper handling

A few bells and whistles aren’t enough to overcome exorbitant ink prices.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: (electronicsme.com)

HP Photosmart C4780 All-in-One

 

If you're in the market for a new shared or personal printer, the C4780 makes a good choice. It's probably not up to the rigors of small or home office use, but should make a good all-in-one for shared family or personal use. The photo quality is...

29ppm draft black printing speed23ppm draft color printing speedBuilt-in 1.45" LCD screenTouchSmart LCD touch frameBuilt-in Wifi

The HP Photosmart C4780 all-in-one printer can print, scan, copy and...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: John Nemerovski (mymac.com)

Photosmart C4780 Printer/Scanner/Copier – Review

 

Most consumers won't do a thorough evaluation of every aspect of their multifunction inkjet printer (MFP). If the darn thing prints reliably, makes a decent scan, and copies documents without too much fuss, people will be more concerned about the...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Sarah Meyer (printercomparison.com)

HP Photosmart C4780 review

 

The Photosmart C4780 All-in-One printer is a relatively small printer, weighing in at just over 10 lbs. The design is pretty modern; the casing is done in a mixture of matte and glossy blacks with HP logos on the outside of the flip up tray and the...

Compact, good-looking design ; TouchSmart Panel ; Good price for AIO

Print speeds slower than advertised ; Print quality sharpness

The HP 60 Black cartridge is $14.99, the HP Tricolor is $19.99. Get the HP 60 combo pack for $31.99 or consider the high capacity HP60XL cartridges

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Sally Wiener Grotta and Daniel Grotta (computershopper.com)

HP Photosmart C4780 Review and Ratings

 

This compact all-in-one has its limitations, but it will suffice for users who don't print a ton and seek an affordable price and ease of use.

Affordable ; Easy setup and operations ; Wi-Fi and USB connectivity

Low duty cycle ; Limited paper tray capacity ; High cost per page ; Tiny, hard-to-see LCD touchscreen

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Susan Silvius (pcadvisor.co.uk)

HP Photosmart C4780 review

 

Unfortunately the HP Photosmart C4780 comes with outrageous prices for its ink, and it has an extremely limited design.

Attractive, easy-to-use controls and decent output quality might be enough to recommend the HP Photosmart C4780 - if the cost of ink weren't so high. It could be a good choice if you need wireless and don't print much.

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Great unit!!

 

I bought this to replace my hp psc-315 all in one. I don't know why the reviews aren't better. I bought mine as a refurbed unit $50.00. Remember you get what you pay for. if you really want a great photo printer i would suggest you get a dedicated...

True wifi printing. Easy set up!! One button set up with my linksys router. Can even print from my ipad. Touch sensitive menu keys. Quality and convenient printing from my laz-e-boy recliner

None

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: pops (newegg.com)

great printer

 

A fan control would be nice but I doubt I would ever use it. I see it has a $15 off code today. Jump on it if you're shopping for a good case. AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz (with C3 revision) MSI 870A-G54 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB...

The setup was fast it found our router and computer. We use it all the time and we like that the printer controls are on the front and easy to use

none so far

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: WWiseman (newegg.com)

Decent value for the money

 

This is a nice all-in-one. The machine prints well and scans easily. Copier works fine, too. A bit slow, though. I found it's a bit difficult to connect the device to the wireless network, but very easy to use (once connected). Overall, decent value...

Easy To Use, Reliable

Hard Setup, Slow Operation

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: �BlueStar5½ (circuitcity.com)

Great Buy

 

Love you easy wi-fi set up, great pictures, so easy to use.

Jun, 2010

Product Specifications

Easily print, copy, scan and get lab-quality photos all from one compact machine Edit, store and print photos, and make cards, calendars and more Easily view and print photos without a PC using the color display with HP TouchSmart frame Copy or scan documents and photos easily using the color display with HP TouchSmart frame and simple menus Quickly and easily make lab-quality photo reprints with consistently accurate color reproduction - all without a PC Save money and energy with this efficient Energy Star qualified all-in-one

Copying

Max Copying Resolution B/W:1200 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Resolution Color:1200 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:9ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:6.5ppm

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:16.6in
Height:6.7in
Weight:10.6lbs
Width:17.4in

Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:8.5 in x 30 in
Standard Media Capacity:80sheets

Header

Country Kits:Argentina / Chile/United States
Localization:English/English / German / French / Italian / Portuguese / Spanish / Dutch
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:C4780 All-in-One
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Photosmart

Memory

Max Supported Memory:64MB
Standard Memory:64MB

Miscellaneous

Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Office Machine

Functions:Copier / Printer / Scanner/Copier / Printer / Scanner
Monthly Duty Cycle (max):1000impressions
Printing Output Type:Color
Printing Technology:Ink-jet
Type:Printer / copier / scanner

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:Hi-Speed USB / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Hi-Speed USB / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
PC Connection Availability: Yes

Printing

Max Printing Speed B/W:29ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):29ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:23ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):23ppm
Max Resolution B/W:4800 x 1200 dpi
Max Resolution Color:4800 x 1200 dpi