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HP PhotoSmart D5160

alaTest has collected and analyzed 293 reviews of HP PhotoSmart D5160. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People are impressed by the print quality and design. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas opinions are divided on the noise. Some have doubts about the control panel and size.

usability, price, performance, design, print quality

reliability, size, control panel

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP PhotoSmart D5160 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP PhotoSmart D5160

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of HP PhotoSmart D5160 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the print quality and design. The performance and price also get good opinions. The size and reliability get negative opinions.

usability, price, performance, design, print quality

reliability, size

76% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Photosmart D5160HP Photosmart D5160HP Photosmart D5160 Inkjet Printer

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP PhotoSmart D5160

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 99 user reviews of HP PhotoSmart D5160 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. People really like the durability and performance. The price and design are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the noise and size.

usability, design, price, performance, durability

reliability, size, noise

64% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Photosmart D5160 Printer. Up To 1200 Dpi Black. Up To 4800 X 1200 Optimized DHP D5160 Photosmart PrinterHP PhotoSmart D5160 - Printer - color - ink-jet - A4 - 1200 dpi x 1200 dpi - up to 31 ppm (mono) / up to 24 ppm (color) - capacity: 125 sheets - USB

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Brian Chen (pcworld.com)

Hewlett-Packard HP Photosmart D5160

 

Fast ; Very good text and color-document quality ; Easy and convenient CD/DVD printing ; Inexpensive ; Attractive design

Photos are oversharpened ; Reds look dark ; Control panel and included software have irksome limitations

Mar, 2007
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Expert review by: Brian Chen (macworld.com)

HP Photosmart D5160 photo printer

 

Whether you're looking to produce some attractive CDs or DVDs, print some photos to pin on your wall, or print essays every now and then, the low-cost, versatile Photosmart D5160 will do the trick.

Fast ; Very good text and color-document quality ; Easy and convenient CD/DVD printing ; Inexpensive ; Attractive design

Photos are oversharpened ; Reds look dark ; Control panel and included software have irksome limitations

The D5160should take you no longer than five minutes to set up. The printer’s ink carriage holds only two cartridges, which are easy to snap into place. After connecting the device via USB 2.0, installing the software, and loading some media, you're...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

HP Photosmart D5160 review

 

Although the two HPs may look similar, with their sleek white designs, there is a major difference between them: the print engine.

This two-tank printer faces stiff competition in the middle of the price range. Good quality photos and reasonable speeds, but running costs are a little high.

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: Michael Haynes (pcadvisor.co.uk)

HP Photosmart D5160

 

This is the only A4 model we looked at that has memory card slots on its exterior in addition to a PictBridge connection. Plus, the HP boasts a mono LCD status panel. It can't be used for browsing thumbnails, but it's still handy for conveying general...

The HP Photosmart D5160 is a fairly economical printer that produces good-quality results at a moderate speed. A decent effort overall, but not quite up there with the Canon.

Feb, 2007

Expert review by: paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

HP Photosmart D5160

 

This is grey and cream in colour inkjet printer. It's rather low slung and could even be acceptable in the lounge. Also, it is quite quiet when in use, even in economy mode.

The Hewlett Packard is 43x35x14cm, paper is stored face down in the base and delivered face up on top of the paper storage tray so no extra space is required. There is also a built in 15x10cm paper tray that photo paper can be left stored (face down)...

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: FiveSevens (pcworld.com)

Hewlett-Packard HP Photosmart D5160

 

Purchased this printer to replace a Lexmark printer that the ink jets were just too high priced. This printer offers a lot of features at a low price, very reasonable if you shop around. It really can print up to 31 pages per minute (of course the...

FAST Print Speed - high quality printing

CD/DVD Printing

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: kscottd (pcworld.com)

Hewlett-Packard HP Photosmart D5160

 

This is an excellent printer for home use. The quality is amazing and the speed is phenomenal. I upgraded printers from a Canon BJC3000 and what an improvement! The print is crisp and clean and the color pops! Not bad on ink either!

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Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: Suprememongoose (pcworld.com)

Hewlett-Packard HP Photosmart D5160

 

I was very excited to recieve this printer, is I needed something that could print photo quality, and I liked the idea of printing directly onto CD/DVDs. When I unpacked it and set it up, all it would do was shudder and make horrible noises. No...

Prints beautiful CD/DVDs, limitations of software can be circumvented in photoshop, prints quickly and is ink efficient

Hp's Technical support. There only seem to be 2 "solutions". 1)Mail you a new ink cartridge2)Replace the Printer

Sep, 2007

Consumer review by: Bose35 (pcworld.com)

Hewlett-Packard HP Photosmart D5160

 

About the display. When I purchased the printer the box indicated that the display should be text based (Ready! was displayed on a sticker) but actually when I opened the box the display was a 8 digit LCD. This is not fair. 8 Digit lcd is old fasion....

Mar, 2007

Consumer review by: iowashorts (pcworld.com)

Hewlett-Packard HP Photosmart D5160

 

I've read many great and not-so-great reviews for this printer and flipped back and forth between the D5160 and the Epson CD printer models. I am so glad I bought it!Right out of the box, I printed almost 30 DVD's, each one printing perfectly with no...

Prints economically, quiet, and dependable

Limited Disk design capability, but you can design your own and import it in

Dec, 2006

Product Specifications

The HP Photosmart D5160 Printer series is designed for families looking for a versatile printer offering the best of all worlds - lab-quality 6-ink photo printing, fast laser-quality document printing plus the ability to print directly onto CD/DVDs. Easily print photos, personalized CD/DVDs, greeting cards and a range of other creative projects at home. Print photos without a PC using your digital camera or memory cards, or with your PC using HP Photosmart Express or Essential. Enjoy fast reliable photo printing at home, black cartridge included for high speed document printing. Save time with convenient photo features such as the automated photo tray, HP Auto Sense and Hi-Speed USB 2.0. Print long-lasting, lab-quality photos and laser-quality documents at home with HP Vivera Inks. One-touch HP Photo Fix button removes red eye and brightens photos using HP Real Life technologies.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:15in
Height:6.7in
Weight:10.8lbs/11lbs
Width:18in

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Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:Canada / United States/Denmark / Finland / Ireland / Norway / Portugal / Spain / Sweden / United Kingdom/United States
Localization:English/English / French
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:D5160
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP PhotoSmart

Miscellaneous

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

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type: None

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Interface:USB
Max H-Resolution B/W:1200dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:4800dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)/Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):31ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):24ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:1200dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:1200dpi
Media Type:Cards / Envelopes / Greeting cards / Index cards / Iron-on transfers / Labels / Photo paper / Plain paper / Transparencies
Monthly Duty Cycle Range (Printer Class):1,000 - 9,999 pages
Output Type:Color
Print on CD/DVD: Yes
Technology:Ink-jet
Total Media Capacity:125sheets
Type:Photo printer

RAM

Installed Size:32MB
Max Supported Size:32MB

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.3.9 / Apple MacOS X 10.4 / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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