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HP Photosmart C5280

HP Photosmart C5280
alaScore 80

757 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 757 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the print quality and design. The performance and usability also get good comments. There are some mixed comments about the noise.

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

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 80/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 757 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Photosmart C5280

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 152 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 3.8/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, performance, usability, multifunction, build quality

86% 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

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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 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, performance, noise, multifunction

reliability

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

Expert review by:

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.

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Expert review by:

HP Photosmart C5280 Multifunction Printer

 

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.

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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:

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

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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.

Expert review by:

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.

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HP Photosmart C5280 All-in-One

 

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

We normally expect an HP inkjet device to produce good-to-excellent print on both plain and photo papers. Here though, despite having completely automated alignment of its print heads, the Photosmart C5280 didn't produce particularly good black text....

Expert review by:

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.

Expert review by:

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.

Expert review by:

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.

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
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