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HP PhotoSmart D7160

alaTest has collected and analyzed 462 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the build quality and design are on the whole positive. The usability and value for money also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the paper handling. Many are negative about the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP PhotoSmart D7160 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 462 reviews)

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HP Photosmart D7160 Printer

 

HP packs the Photosmart D7160 with everything you need to print photos, including the ability to print directly from a variety of media cards. HP also bundles its useful Photosmart Premier editing software and its Creative Templates for designing...

Superior photo quality ; Very easy to use

Photos falter on plain paper ; Flimsy output tray

In a sea of inkjet competitors, the Photosmart D7160 stands out for its conveniences and its superior photo prints. Though some comparable printers may cost less or print a little faster, this would still be a good buy

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HP Photosmart D7160

 

This is one of the better photo printers available, but other models have an edge in speed or price.

Superior photo quality, Very easy to use

Photos falter on plain paper, Flimsy output tray

Crisp, natural photo quality and a low price help this printer rise above faster competitors.

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HP Photosmart D7160

 

There are faster photo printers but few as versatile as the HP Photosmart D7160. If you're looking for a dedicated photo printer that can churn out high-quality photos quickly, this isn't the printer for you. If you need an all-purpose printer that can...

Fast and excellent text prints; pleasing photo and graphics prints; dedicated photo-paper tray; prints from an iPod; great bundled software; prints digital video stills

Photo prints are a bit slow; inability to edit photos on the printer unless in the beginner's wizard mode; can't make bordered 4x6 prints directly from the printer; can't sort images by date range

If you're looking for a good, all-around printer for the home, the HP Photosmart D7160 is a decent choice. But if your focus is on photographs, you can do better for just a little more cash.

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HP D7160 -- Quick & Quiet

 

The HP Photosmart D7160, based on what HP calls its "scalable printing technology," is a $149 six-color inkjet that prints high quality photos that "last for generations." Unlike HP printers of the past, this generation of Photosmart printers packs...

Solidly built with a new ink set and the ability to detect paper type based on a simple barcode scheme, the D7160 promises very fast (and quiet) prints with its large printhead from either its card reader, PictBridge port or USB connection. HP's...

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"Printer works well. Reliability is poor."

 

Print quality is good. Printer quality is dis... 

Printing quality, including photos, is very good. Print speed is a bit slow, but on par with printers in this class. while it worked, we were satisifed with this printer

Printer failed after 18 months of light use. Failure was "Ink Sytem Failure". HP Support options did not address this failure

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Printer works well. Reliability is poor.

 

Print quality is good. Printer quality is disappointing. We've had better luck with earlier generations of HP printers.

Printing quality, including photos, is very good. Print speed is a bit slow, but on par with printers in this class. while it worked, we were satisifed with this printer

Printer failed after 18 months of light use. Failure was "Ink Sytem Failure". HP Support options did not address this failure

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HP Photosmart D7160

 

Print quality is good. Printer quality is disappointing. We've had better luck with earlier generations of HP printers.

Printing quality, including photos, is very good. Print speed is a bit slow, but on par with printers in this class. while it worked, we were satisifed with this printer

Printer failed after 18 months of light use. Failure was "Ink Sytem Failure". HP Support options did not address this failure

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Good for printing photos

 

I bought this printer to replace my HP 7960 printer. The photos look better because of the multiple cartridges, but I'm not sure I like this printer as much as my old one. It takes about a minute to start up because it goes into "printer preparation...

Good for printing photos or every-day documents

Takes an unusual amount of time to start up

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unresolvable paper feed issues

 

I used this printer for approximately ten days before I started getting 8.5 x 11 paper feed jams or blank sheets kicking out early. After extensive troubleshooting it was determined that these units have an inherent paperfeed mechanism fluke that...

4x6 paper feed is fine and copy paper is fine

8.5 x 11 photo paper feed mechanism flawed

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Best photo printer I've ever owned!!!!!!

 

CNET is on drugs. This is the best photo printer I've used or seen. Outstanding photo quality on HP Advance Photo paper even on normal quality...each photo I've printed looked like it came from a photo lab. Ink seems to be pretty cheap, and the...

Outstanding photos, quick print times, individual ink system

Very expensive to own as it makes you want to print every digital photo you have

Product Specifications

The HP Photosmart D7160 Photo Printer, based on HP's scalable printing technology, prints lab-quality photos and outstanding documents that last for generations. Six individual high-capacity ink cartridges enable high-volume printing of 4x6-inch photos in as fast as 12 seconds. Ease-of-use and timesaving features include an automated 4x6-inch photo tray and automatic photo enhancements using HP Real Life technologies.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:15.2in/16.1in
Height:6.8in/7.3in
Weight:17lbs/26.5lbs
Width:18.2in/22.6in

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:Canada / United States/Denmark / Finland / Norway / Sweden/United Kingdom/United States/United States / Canada
Localization:English/English / French/English / French
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:D7160/Pro B8350
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
Language Simulation:PCL 3E
Max H-Resolution B/W:1200dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:4800dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):13 in x 19 in/A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)/Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):30ppm/32ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):20ppm/31ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:1200dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:1200dpi
Media Type:Banner paper / Envelopes / Greeting cards / Iron-on transfers / Labels / Multi-purpose paper / Photo paper / Plain paper / Transparencies/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
Technology:Ink-jet
Total Media Capacity:100sheets/150sheets
Type:Photo printer

RAM

Installed Size:32MB/64MB
Max Supported Size:32MB/64MB

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.3 / Apple MacOS X 10.4 / Microsoft Windows 2000 SP3 or later / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition/Apple MacOS X 10.3 / Apple MacOS X 10.4 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
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