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HP Photosmart C4780

HP Photosmart C4780
alaScore 81

379 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 379 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the design and print quality are generally positive. The performance and usability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the paper handling. There are some mixed comments about the connectivity.

value for money, usability, performance, print quality, design

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.

Review analysis

(Based on 379 reviews)

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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.

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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...

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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...


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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

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HP Photosmart C4780


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

The C4780 is an AIO for buyers more interested in the initial bottom line than the long-term cost of ownership, who value simplicity and ease of operation over output quality or performance, and who don't plan to print more than a few pages at a time....

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HP Photosmart C4780


Poor. Expect something to work longer than 10 months.

Nice looking

Software setup a pain. Broke after 10 months. Weight of cartridges has caused carriage to droop and now drags across the printer making terrible racket. Plus will not print with this problem. Went through troubleshooting with tech support. New printer...

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HP Photosmart C4780


What a piece of junk.


You get what you pay for. Poor wireless connection, if any. Prints partial sheets, then spits it out. Drinks ink like water through a garden hose. Poor support. Paper feed works for brief time frame and then stars grabbing multiple sheets again. I've...

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Printer worked for about 6 months


Buy another brand printer.

Worked fine for 6 months

No way to try and fix wireless communications errors without USB port. Why manufacture a product that can't be fixed. No reason printer should have lost wireless capability in the first place

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junk, waste of time and money


nothing at all


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This is the WORST printer I have ever owned.


I got this printer free from Apple. Now they couldn't pay me to take it, I'd be willing to pay them to stop promoting this piece of junk. I have wasted countless sheets of paper and cartridges of ink trying to get a full document printed. It's ......

None at all

Prints partial pages, if it prints at all. Randomly prints pages that have been deleted from the queue. Takes at least 5 minutes for one page to even begin printing

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


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


Document & Media Handling

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


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


Max Supported Memory:64MB
Standard Memory:64MB


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


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