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HP Photosmart C5280

alaTest has collected and analyzed 724 reviews of HP Photosmart C5280. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and multifunction. The price and performance are also appreciated, but many are negative about the connectivity and reliability. There are some mixed views about the noise.

usability, performance, price, multifunction, design

reliability, connectivity

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 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Photosmart C5280

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 151 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. Comments about the durability and multifunction are overall positive. The price and performance are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the noise. There are some less positive comments about the reliability.

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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 Q8330B#BEKHP Photosmart C5280 All-in-One Printer, Scanner, Copier

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP Photosmart C5280

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 264 user reviews of HP Photosmart C5280 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the multifunction and noise. The performance and price also get good feedback, but the connectivity and reliability get negative opinions.

usability, price, performance, noise, multifunction

reliability, connectivity

62% 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)HEWQ8330A - HP Photosmart C5280 All-In-One Color Inkjet Printer

Aug, 2015

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
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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 (pcadvisor.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

Expert review by: Felisa Yang (cnet.com.au)

HP Photosmart C5280

 

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.

Inexpensive ; Great graphics and photo print quality ; Excellent colour scan quality ; Can print on specially coated optical discs ; Dedicated photo paper tray ; Bundled software is easy to use ; Print quality on discs is good

Text quality needs significant improvement ; Photo menus need to be reorganised to be more intuitive ; Can't produce scannable proof sheet ; Can't sort memory card contents by date ; Lacks a PictBridge port

HP backs the Photosmart C5280 with a standard one-year warranty. HP's site has drivers, software downloads, FAQs, and troubleshooting guides, as well.

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: landp96 (shopzilla.com)

Awful photo print quality, HP can't fix, won't refund

 

lots of features, easy setup, easy to use, fast text

slow photo prints, awful photo print quality

Apr, 2008

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.

Copying

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

Dimensions & Weight

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

Document & Media Handling

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

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

Miscellaneous

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

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

PC Connectivity

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

Printing

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