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HP Photosmart Premium Fax All-in-One C309a

alaTest has collected and analyzed 207 reviews of HP Photosmart Premium Fax All-in-One C309a. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Opinions about the paper handling and design are on the whole positive. The multifunction and performance also get good comments. The control panel and ink consumption get critical reviews, while there are some mixed views about the size.

usability, performance, multifunction, design, paper handling

price, reliability, noise, ink consumption, control panel

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP Photosmart Premium Fax All-in-One C309a is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Photosmart Premium Fax All-in-One C309a

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of HP Photosmart Premium Fax All-in-One C309a from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 1.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the paper handling and usability. Some have doubts about the print quality and noise, and there are some mixed views about the durability.

performance, usability, paper handling

reliability, price, noise, print quality

19% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP C309A Photosmart Premium All-in-One Printer with Fax (Print/Fax/Scan/Copy) (CC335B#BEV)HP C309A Photosmart Premium All-in-One Printer with Fax (Print/Fax/Scan/Copy) (CC335B#BEV)

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP Photosmart Premium Fax All-in-One C309a

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of HP Photosmart Premium Fax All-in-One C309a from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the paper handling and print quality. The design and size are also appreciated. The ink consumption and noise get negative comments, while the connectivity and usability get mixed views.

multifunction, size, design, print quality, paper handling

reliability, price, performance, noise, ink consumption

20% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Hp Photosmart Premium Fax C309a All-in-one - Multifunction PrinterHP Photosmart C309A Color Inkjet Printer - 600 x 600 dpi, 33 ppm

Sep, 2015

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Expert review by: Michael Brown (digitaltrends.com)

HP Photosmart Premium C309a

 

We love the utility of multi-function printers, but trade-offs seem inevitable—especially when you're talking about an all-in-one that claims photo-printing prowess. When we reviewed Epson's Artisan 800 a few months back, we concluded that it was a...

Excellent text quality; built-in duplexer for two-sided printing; USB ; Bluetooth ; wired Ethernet ; and Wi-Fi support

Photos exhibit more grain and less color saturation compared to some competitors' products; awkward CD-printing mechanics

HP's Photosmart Premium Fax All-in-One C309a makes a great document printer that produces very good

Jul, 2009
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Expert review by: Jermaine S (brighthub.com)

HP Photosmart Premium Fax C309a All-in-One: Wireless Versatility for the Home Office

 

Full review of the HP Photosmart Premium C309a Fax All-in-One wireless capable printer. HP's contender for home office supremacy, combining the functions of a printer, fax, and scanner into a single unit for under $300. The Photosmart Premium C309a is...

The Photosmart comes with a standard one-year warranty with 24-hour phone support, and an option to extend the warranty for two more years at an upgraded price. HP service and support has generally been known for a consistently high level of quality,...

May, 2011

Expert review by: Alvin Soon (hardwarezone.com)

The HP Photosmart Premium C309 - A Stylish Workhorse

 

The HP Photosmart Premium C309 is a beautiful all-in-one inkjet printer that prints, copies and scans, with a 3.45-inch touch-screen LCD display built in. But is it all look and no substance, or does it hold its printing might against its closest...

Good overall performanceGood document printsBeautiful photo prints

Lack of an ADFSlow duplex printing speedsGrainy photo scans

Feb, 2010

GOOD GEAR GUIDE - EDITOR'S CHOICE

Expert review by: James Hutchinson (goodgearguide.com.au)

HP Photosmart Premium C309a multifunction printer

 

HP packs more features into the Photosmart Premium C309a than you can poke a stick at. With premium pricing to match its moniker, this multifunction p...

Comprehensive connectivity, automatic duplexing, great photo print quality, fast printing

Small LCD screen, can't broadcast separate Wi-Fi network

With a host of features, the HP Photosmart Premium C309a multifunction printer is a great option for almost any task. Though not perfect, not much is wrong with this printer.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Alexandra Savvides (cnet.com.au)

HP Photosmart C309a Premium Fax All-in-One Printer

 

The C390a follows in the footsteps of recent HP multifunction devices by delivering excellent quality prints in a stylish, fully featured unit. If it weren't for the initial and ongoing running costs, this would be the ideal solution for a home or...

CD/DVD printing ; Automatic document feeder ; Stylish for a multifunction

Slightly expensive cost per page ; Printer itself is expensive

HP provides a range of support options on its website, from manuals to troubleshooting and driver downloads.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Alexandra Savvides (zdnet.com.au)

HP Photosmart C309a Premium Fax All-in-One Printer

 

The C390a follows in the footsteps of recent HP multifunction devices by delivering excellent quality prints in a stylish, fully featured unit. If it weren't for the initial and ongoing running costs, this would be the ideal solution for a home or...

CD/DVD printing, Automatic document feeder, Stylish for a multifunction

Slightly expensive cost per page, Printer itself is expensive

The C390a follows in the footsteps of recent HP multifunction devices by delivering excellent quality prints in a stylish, fully featured unit. If it weren't for the initial and ongoing running costs, this would be the ideal solution for a home or...

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: Marc (alaTest.com)

Worst HP Printer I ever purchased

 

Inconsistent printer. Wireless intermittent, constantly thinks it needs more ink, prints mirror images when try to print duplex. Not worth the aggravation.

Unreliable,Slow operation

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: ROBTEMPLIN (digitaltrends.com)

HP Photosmart Premium C309a

 

Just purchased this printer at Costco after waaaaay too much research (I have a bad habit of doing that with purchases like this). Almost everyone complains in these forums – no matter what the printer – about ink cost. You can always check before...

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: ROBTEMPLIN (digitaltrends.com)

HP Photosmart Premium C309a

 

Just purchased this printer at Costco after waaaaay too much research (I have a bad habit of doing that with purchases like this). Almost everyone complains in these forums – no matter what the printer – about ink cost. You can always check before...

Consumer review by: mumpkin (digitaltrends.com)

HP Photosmart Premium C309a

 

Just purchased this one day ago. It comes inside an ECO friendly bag and a plastic bag, this makes it a bit of a struggle to get it out of both bags at once! Set-up was moving along fine, the printer found my wireless router in a flash, however, as the...

Product Specifications

Families are looking for a versatile all-in-one with fax, photo features and more. Wireless networking with easy setup is important for their multi-PC home. This versatile all-in-one offers print, fax, scan and copy functions, plus a 2-sided automatic document feeder and duplexer. It also has fun features like direct CD/DVD printing and Quick Forms, which provide Sudoku games, templates and more.

Copying

Automatic Duplexing: Yes
Max Copying Resolution B/W:1200 x 600 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:33ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:32ppm

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:18.6in
Height:11.1in
Weight:22.9lbs
Width:18.4in

Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:8.5 in x 11.7 in
Standard Media Capacity:125sheets

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Fax Machine

Max Transmission Speed:33.6Kbps

Header

Country Kits:Australia/Europe
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:Premium C309a All-in-One
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Photosmart

Memory

Max Supported Memory:64MB

Office Machine

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

PC Connectivity

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

Printing

Max Printing Speed B/W:33ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):33ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:32ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):32ppm
Max Resolution B/W:600 x 600 dpi
Max Resolution Color:9600 x 2400 dpi
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