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HP Photosmart Plus B209

alaTest has collected and analyzed 182 reviews of HP Photosmart Plus B209. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People really like the design and print quality. The performance and price are also appreciated, but reviews about the control panel and paper handling are different. The ink consumption and durability get negative opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP Photosmart Plus B209 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of HP Photosmart Plus B209 from The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Views about the size and print quality are on the whole positive. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the paper handling and ink consumption.

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21% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Photosmart Plus B209A PrinterPHOTOSMART PLUS B209 CLR INKJETFB P/S/C USB/WRLS 1

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Bill Fulks (

Review: HP Photosmart Plus Edition Model B209A


A review of this excellent wireless all-in-one inkjet printer from HP.

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: James Hutchinson (

HP Photosmart Plus (B209a-m) inkjet multifunction


HP's mid-range inkjet multifunction printer has integrated wireless networking

Prints quickly, touch-screen control panel, integrated Wi-Fi

Touch screen is too small, poor photo print quality, expensive consumables, no CD/DVD printing, can’t choose quality settings when scanning directly from the multifunction

We were largely disappointed with the HP Photosmart Plus' photo print quality and the inability to select quality settings when initiating a scan from the multifunction itself. It will produce decent quality documents, however.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: IDG staff (

HP Photosmart Plus B209 review


HP makes things easy from the get-go. The HP Photosmart Plus B209's installation wizard includes a library of animated instructions for setup and basic operation. The control panel features a 2.3in colour LCD, surrounded by touch-sensitive LED buttons...

The HP Photosmart Plus packs a lot of performance into a low-cost MFP package, with well-priced inks to boot. Other models in this price range can't boast quite as much.

Jan, 2010


Expert review by: Simon Williams (

HP Photosmart Plus B209a - Wireless All-in-One Printer


For less than £100, the HP Photosmart Plus packs in plenty of features.

Twin paper trays (standard, photo) ; Excellent print quality ; Good value

Slow start-up

For just under £90, including the revised VAT rate of 17.5 per cent, this is a very capable all-in-one. We like the twin paper trays and the machine’s convenience in powering the photo tray. We like the page cost, too and the positive response from the...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: (

HP Photosmart Plus B209 review


HP's Photosmart Plus has a 2.4in touchscreen, PictBridge and a selection of memory card slots for direct printing.

A high-quality MFP that can print usable documents at 17ppm. It's marred only by flawed drivers and imperfect photo prints.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Kailas Shastry (

HP Photosmart Plus B209


The HP Photosmart Plus packs a lot of performance into a low-cost MFP package, with well-priced inks to boot.

Fast at printing both text and graphics ; Includes Wi-Fi connectivity

Slow scanning speeds

The HP Photosmart Plus packs a lot of performance into a low-cost MFP package, with well-priced inks to boot. Other models in this price range can't boast quite as much.

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Alex Kidman (

HP Photosmart Plus B209


The Photosmart Plus has a great touchscreen interface, but average printing quality at best.

Fast draft printing ; Responsive touchscreen controls

Average to poor print quality ; Printer body shakes a lot ; May encounter firewall issues

At the rough AU$200 price point there's fierce competition in the multi-function space, especially as last year's more expensive models drop down to that price point. We like the Photosmart Plus' simple touchscreen a lot, but it can't make up for what...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Michael Joubert (

HP Photosmart Plus B209a 3-in-1 Printer


You wouldn't be too far off the mark to describe HP's latest Photosmart Plus as one of the sleekest 3-in-1 printers ever produced. But its quality does not stop with its good looks.

These problems aside, the fact of the matter is that HP nailed both looks and print quality with the Photosmart Plus. With a RRP of R1699 you do pay a bit of a premium though.

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: pmwpatman (

Good Stuff


This is our second B209a. Why? because it does what it says it will do very well and is easy to operate. As to ink usage, if you're gonna get good prints, you're gonna use ink! As to that I get 16 re-filled cartridges on E-Bay for $44 dollars and they...

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: mcsp00 (

Poor Ink Life but excellent form factor


Prints really well. Very noisy, and I was deaf before I started using it. is terrible. Have already changed cartridges 3 times for lower than normal usage. I like the scanner and form factor, however.

Jun, 2011

Product Specifications

Print photos, copy and scan directly from this wireless all-in-one's convenient touch screen. Take the guesswork out of photo printing with easy photo-enhancement features. Plus, get high-quality results for your everyday documents.


Automatic Duplexing: None
Max Copying Resolution B/W:600 dpi
Max Copying Resolution Color:600 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:30ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:28ppm

Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Standard Media Capacity:125sheets


Country Kits:Argentina / Chile/United States
Localization:English/English / German / French / Italian / Portuguese / Spanish / Dutch
Model:Plus AiO Printer B209a
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Photosmart

Office Machine

Functions:Copier / Printer / Scanner/Copier / Printer / Scanner
Monthly Duty Cycle (max):2500impressions
Printing Output Type:Color
Printing Technology:Ink-jet
Type:Printer / copier / scanner

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:Hi-Speed USB / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Hi-Speed USB / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
PC Connection Availability: Yes


Max Printing Speed B/W:30ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):30ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:28ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):28ppm
Max Resolution B/W:600 dpi
Max Resolution Color:4800 x 1200 dpi