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HP PhotoSmart D5160

alaTest has collected and analyzed 300 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the print quality and usability are on the whole positive. The performance and design are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive comments about the control panel and noise.

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

size, noise, 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 76/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP PhotoSmart D5160

 

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

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

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

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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 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com.

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

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

Expert review by:

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

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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)...

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This is the worst printer I have ever seen

 

I will never ever refer this product and even thinking of not buying hp products due to bad servcie/support; cause at the end I have come to a point where I make phone calls be hold at the line with the technical support and the problem still re-occurs...

nothing to say

nothing to say

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Worst printer I've owned

 

I absolutely hate this printer; it has been nothing but problematic since I bought it. The paper jams are the worst. I have to very carefully load paper and envelopes; many times they simply will not feed at all. DO NOT buy this printer; I will be very...

Very few, doesn't take up much space

Poor quality printing, numerous paper jams

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Useless Worthless

 

One would expect something better from software/hardware giant HP. I bought this model specifically to print on CDs/DVDs, and the program now CRASHES everytime I print on a disc!!! Will now uninstall and re-install, but you should only have to do that...

Inexpensive

Buggy; clunk software

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Printer on $39.99 - Great deal for printer with extras

 

If you want a printer that can do all your paperwork , letters , reports , homework and non-professional printing - this is your printer . THE INK COST ALMOST 2 TIMES WHAT THE PRINTER COSTS!!! You can print pictures , but with ink prices so high , get...

Lots of extras- Memory Card slot - DVD , Floppy slot

Hardware is under par , but for $39 - WHO CARES

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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

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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