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HP Photosmart C5280

alaTest has collected and analyzed 546 reviews of HP Photosmart C5280. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and multifunction. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical opinions about the connectivity and reliability, and views about the paper handling and size are different.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP Photosmart C5280 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Photosmart C5280

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 user reviews of HP Photosmart C5280 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the multifunction and noise. The price and performance also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the reliability.

usability, performance, price, noise, multifunction

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85% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Photosmart C5280 All-In-One Printer - 32 ppm, USB, 4800dpi, LCD DisplayHP Photosmart C5280 All-In-One Printer - 32 ppm, USB, 4800dpi, LCD Display

May, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP Photosmart C5280

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 user reviews of HP Photosmart C5280 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the multifunction and noise. The performance and price also get good opinions, but the connectivity and reliability get critical reviews.

usability, price, performance, noise, multifunction

reliability, connectivity

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Photosmart C5280 All-in-One Printer/Scanner/Copier (Q8330A#ABA)HP Photosmart C5280 All-in-One Printer/Scanner/Copier (Q8330A#ABA)

May, 2018

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

HP Photosmart C5280 All-In-One Printer

 

The HP Photosmart C5280 All-In-One (AIO) can print on optical discs and scan directly to a memory card, but its text quality leaves something to be desired.

Relatively fast. Scans, copies, e-mails through PC. Scans to memory card. Prints on printable optical discs.

No built-in fax. No automatic document feeder. Text quality is way below par.

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Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Melissa Riofrio (pcworld.com)

HP Photosmart C5280

 

HP's Photosmart C5280 shows how good design can tame an inherently complicated machine. This inkjet multifunction printer has a few limitations and a mountain of benefits--for a tidy $150.

High photo print quality, CD/DVD printing ; generous software bundle

Speeds are below average

This all-in-one offers many features (such as CD/DVD printing) and great photo quality, but its speeds are below average.

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Felisa Yang (cnet.com)

HP Photosmart C5280 Multifunction Printer review

 

The HP Photosmart C5280 is a bargain of an inkjet multifunction at $150. Its task speeds aren't stellar, but they are acceptable for the average home user. It's better suited for graphics and photo printing than for text printing, though, so look...

Inexpensive; great graphics and photo print quality; excellent color scan quality; can print on specially coated optical discs; dedicated photo paper tray; low print costs; Roxio Express Labeler software is easy to use; print quality on discs is good.

Text quality needs significant improvement; photo menus need to be reorganized to be more intuitive; can't produce scannable proof sheet; can't sort memory card contents by date; lacks a PictBridge port.

Its features set is oddly unbalanced, and better all-in-one inkjet options cost just a bit more, but the HP Photosmart C5280 is a good bet for casual home users on a tight budget.

Jul, 2007

Expert review by (pcmag.com)

HP Photosmart C5280 AIO Printer

 

There's no way to know what the folks at HP were thinking when they designed the HP Photosmart C5280 All-In-One (AIO) Printer ($149.99 direct), but I'll lay long odds that they weren't focusing on text. The C5280 offers fast performance; typical...

Relatively fast. Scans, copies, e-mails through PC. Scans to memory card. Prints on printable optical discs

No built-in fax. No automatic document feeder. Text quality is way below par

Clearly designed for home use, the HP Photosmart C5280 All-In-One does a good job with graphics and photo quality (but not text) and prints on optical discs.

Expert review by : TechRadar (techradar.com)

HP Photosmart C5280 review

 

Capable for documents and photos, but are the Photosmart features smart enough?

Photo enhancement options ; Good picture quality

Ink cartridges not supplied ; Awkward direct printing

Direct printing could be better

Mar, 2008

Expert review by (goodgearguide.com.au)

Hewlett-Packard Photosmart C5280

 

Prints CDs and DVDs, easy control panel, lots of useful software and utilities

Text looks feathery on plain paper, on-screen manual thorough but disjointed

The Photosmart C5280's mediocre speed and sparse connectivity options restrict it to a small or home office. Those users, however, will enjoy a highly capable, easy-to-use device with excellent photo output.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : Melissa Riofrio (goodgearguide.com.au)

HP Photosmart C5280

 

This all-in-one offers many features (such as CD/DVD printing) and great photo quality, but its speeds are below average.

Prints CDs and DVDs, easy control panel, lots of useful software and utilities

Text looks feathery on plain paper, on-screen manual thorough but disjointed

The Photosmart C5280's mediocre speed and sparse connectivity options restrict it to a small or home office. Those users, however, will enjoy a highly capable, easy-to-use device with excellent photo output.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

HP Photosmart C5280 All-in-One

 

Does this multifunction inkjet printer master all of Jack's trades?

Feb, 2011

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

HP Photosmart C5280 review

 

HP's stylish C5280 has a 2.4 inch colour display that gives you access not only to direct printing from memory cards, but also to a full range of maintenance and cleaning options.

Good ingredients fail to make it tasty. Not as good in practice as it ought to be.

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Melissa Riofrio (techadvisor.co.uk)

HP Photosmart C5280 multifunction photo printer

 

The HP Photosmart C5280 shows how good design can tame an inherently complicated machine. This inkjet multifunction printer has a few limitations and a mountain of benefits - for a tidy £99 inc VAT.

The HP Photosmart C5280's mediocre speed and sparse connectivity options restrict it to a small or home office. Those users, however, will enjoy a highly capable, easy-to-use device with excellent photo output.

Aug, 2007

Product Specifications

Print, scan, and copy photos and documents, plus print customized designs on CDs and DVDs, with the fast and efficient HP Photosmart C5280 All-in-One. You'll get true-to-life color photos and professional-looking documents with laser-quality text. You can print Web pages in their entirety, without the edges cut off. Remove red eye with the touch of a button. And you can even restore old and damaged snapshots with the included software.

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Copying

Copy speed (black, draft, A4):32
Copy speed (color, draft, A4):24
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):7
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):5.4
Max Copying Resolution B/W:1200 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Resolution Color:4800 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:32ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:24ppm
Maximum copy resolution:4800 x 1200
Maximum number of copies:50
PC free copying: Yes

Design

Color of product:White

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:15.2in
Height:9.3in
Weight:15.7lbs
Width:17.8in

Display

Built-in display:Y
Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2.4

Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:8.5 in x 24.0 in
Standard Media Capacity:125sheets

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (off):0.8
Power consumption (PowerSave):2.9
Power consumption (standby):3.8

Header

Country Kits:Canada/Latin America/United States
Localization:English/English / Finnish/Spanish
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:C5280 All-in-One
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Photosmart

Input Capacity

Number of standard paper trays:1
Paper input type:Sheetfed
Standard input capacity:125

Miscellaneous

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

Networking

Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Office Machine

Copier Type:Digital
Functions:Copier / Printer / Scanner
Monthly Duty Cycle (max):3000impressions
Photo Multifunction:Photo printer
Printing Output Type:Color
Printing Technology:Ink-jet
Type:Printer / copier / scanner

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):25 - 75
Operating relative humidity range:25 - 75
Operating temperature (T-T):15 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):15 - 35

Other Features

All-in-One Functions:Copy, Print, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:Copy, Print, Scan
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP\nWindows Vista\nMac OS X v 10.3\nMac OS X v 10.4\nMac OS X v 10.5\nMac OS X v 10.6\nLinux
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Wireless technologies:Wired

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:50

Paper Handling

Envelopes sizes:C6, DL
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Multi-Purpose Tray media weight:60 - 90
Standard tray media types:Card stock, Envelopes, Labels, Photo paper, Transparencies
Standard tray media weight:60 - 280

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:Hi-Speed USB
PC Connection Availability: Yes

Performance

Copying:Colour copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions:No / Not supported
Faxing:N
Maximum duty cycle:3000
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing: No
Standard interfaces:USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (average operating):28.3
Power consumption (off):0.8
Power consumption (PowerSave):2.9
Power consumption (standby):3.8

Printing

DVD/CD printing: Yes
Max Printing Speed B/W:32ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):32ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:24ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):24ppm
Max Resolution B/W:1200 x 1200 dpi
Max Resolution Color:4800 x 1200 dpi
Maximum Resolution:4800 x 1200
Print resolution (black, normal quality):4800 x 1200
Print speed (black, draft quality, A4/US Letter):32
Print speed (color, draft quality, A4/US Letter):24
Standard printer languages:PCL 3

Scanning

Gray scale levels:256 / 65536
Maximum scan area:8.5 x 11.7
Maximum scan resolution:19200 x 19200
Optical scanning resolution:4800 х 4800
Output color depth:48
Output colour depth:48
Scan drivers:TWAIN
Scan technology:CIS
Scan type:Flatbed
Scanner Type:Flatbed

Software

Drivers included: Yes

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:CF, Memory Stick (MS), microSD (TransFlash), miniSD, MMC, MMC+, MS Duo, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC, xD

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:1024
Minimum processor:Intel Pentium II/Celeron, 233MHz
Minimum RAM:128

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:15.2
Height:9.33
Weight:15.7
Width:17.8