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HP Photosmart C8180

alaTest has collected and analyzed 338 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the size and connectivity are on the whole positive. The design and print quality are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the ink consumption and paper handling, while there are some mixed reviews about the performance.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP Photosmart C8180 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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HP Photosmart C8180 All-in-One


At $400, the Photosmart C8180 sits in Hewlett-Packard's lineup as one of its most expensive All-in-One (AIO) players. This printer, scanner, and copier has a suite of features for the amateur photo enthusiast that includes a touch-screen display,...

Pleasing color and text prints; dual paper feed trays; best in class Wi-Fi set up; Bluetooth connectivity; direct archiving with built-in LightScribe DVD drive.

Lacks auto-document feeder and fax machine; expensive; very slow prints; grayscale scans lack definition.

The C8180 multifunctional printer is an excellent choice for photo enthusiasts. It prints high-quality text and photos at a heavy price: the printer is s...l...o...w. If you always choose quality over speed, the c8180 will be a worthwhile addition to...

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Photosmart C8180


The HP Photosmart C8180 All-in-One is a color inkjet multifunction printer that's designed to be a one-stop photo-processing shop rather than an office workhorse. Its wealth of features--most notably, a DVD-rewritable drive--comes at a significant...

LightScribe drive; touchscreen LCD Integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Expensive; no ADF; no fax features Washed-out quality on plain paper

Ink costs are reasonable: 2.3 cents for a text page, and 9.3 cents for a page with small amounts of cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. A full-color photo will use more ink

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HP Photosmart C8180


The HP Photosmart C8180 All-In-One (AIO) almost demands two ratings—one that considers price and one that doesn't. With its touch-screen menu controls, built-in DVD+RW dual-layer drive with LightScribe for archiving files and labeling discs, and—above...

High-quality photos. Scans slides. Built-in DVD drive with LightScribe for archiving and labeling discs. Touch screen

Slow. Low paper capacity. No fax support. Does a relatively poor job of printing directly from slides

The HP Photosmart C8180 All-In-One balances some highly attractive touches, like its built-in DVD drive and high-quality photos, with some unfortunate flaws, notably its slow speed.


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HP Photosmart C8180 All-In-One


The HP Photosmart C8180 All-In-One includes a built-in DVD+RW dual-layer LightScribe drive to archive files and label the discs.

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HP C8180 -- All-in-One (Plus)


The HP C8180 is the company's top of the line all-in-one device, mating a 9600-dpi scanner capable of both reflective and transparency scanning with a printer that also includes CD/DVD burning and label printing with LightScribe. But it also wins the...

The HP Photosmart C8180 All-in-One printer is a complex device that is actually pretty simple to use. A lot of the credit for that goes to the wonderful touchscreen menu system HP has designed. You need no training to figure it out. And that's saying a...

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Hewlett-Packard Photosmart C8180 All-In-One Printer


I've been a happy user of my HP 7280 all-in-one unit for a number of months. After I reluctantly returned the C7280 review unit, I put my money where my review mouth was, bought one, and have had no regrets.

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Review: HP Photosmart C8180 All-in-One Printer


But then I had a paper jam.  It literally broke-a piece of plastic in the printer literally broke due to 4 sheets of paper that somehow managed to get crumpled, I was left without a printer

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HP Photosmart C8180 Printer Review


This photo-centric multifunction printer offers high-quality printing, scanning, and copying. It also has a built-in DVD burner, as well as both wireless and wired networking capabilities, though there are significant limitations to these additional...

High-quality printing, scanning, copying; Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, network capabilities; LightScribe-compatible DVD burner lets you archive photos; 3.5-inch touch screen; 35mm-slide-scan adapter

No fax component; can't use DVD burner over network; limitations on simultaneous wireless and network connections; low-capacity trays

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"Nice features but doesn't last"


I was excited when I bought this, my first wireless printer. I liked being able to browse to the printer and check its status and even download-scan the paper on the scanning tray from the printer's website on my internal network.

Love the wireless function, the print quality is good, scan from printer's web page is good

Multiple color cartridges is not better than the combo cartridges.

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"Built in self destruct one day after warranty ends....."


HP should recognize & acknowledge the problem and offer to fix or replace the machines.....even after the warranty ends.....

Made great photos while they lasted....

machine would start acting wierd...with flashing lights until shut down. Then would make half a copy and start with the light show...

Product Specifications

The HP Photosmart C8180 All-in-One delivers the fastest and easiest way to print photos at home. This ultimate photo archiving all in one features a 3.5-inch touchscreen for easy navigation and LightScribe technology for etching labels directly onto the surface of CDs/DVDs. In addition to delivering easy printing at home, this feature - packed printer offers lab-quality photos, laser-quality documents, copy and scan functionality, as well as built-in wireless and Ethernet connectivity. With one touch buttons, blazing print speeds, Bluetooth, HP Smart Web Printing and an automated photo tray, the HP Photosmart C8180 All-in-One lets users tackle a variety of printing jobs with ease.


Max Copying Resolution B/W:1200 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Resolution Color:4800 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:34ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:33ppm

Dimensions & Weight


Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:8.5 in x 24.0 in
Standard Media Capacity:100sheets

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Country Kits:Canada / United States/United States
Localization:English/English / French
Model:C8180 All-in-One
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Photosmart


Max Supported Memory:64MB
Standard Memory:64MB


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

Office Machine

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:Bluetooth / Ethernet 10 Base-T / Hi-Speed USB / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
PC Connection Availability: Yes


Max Printing Speed B/W:34ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):34ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:33ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):33ppm
Max Resolution B/W:1200 x 1200 dpi
Max Resolution Color:4800 x 1200 dpi