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HP Photosmart Premium Fax All-in-One C309a

alaTest has collected and analyzed 194 reviews of HP Photosmart Premium Fax All-in-One C309a. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Comments about the paper handling and design are generally positive. The multifunction and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical reviews about the control panel and ink consumption, and comments are divided on 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 82/100 = 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 18 user reviews of HP Photosmart Premium Fax All-in-One C309a from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 1.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the paper handling. The usability also gets good feedback. The print quality and noise get negative comments, while views are divided on the durability.

performance, usability, paper handling

reliability, price, noise, print quality

17% 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)

Dec, 2017

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 3.7/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. Comments about the paper handling and print quality are generally positive. The design and size are also mentioned favorably. Comments about the connectivity and usability are mixed. There are some negative views about the ink consumption and noise.

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 Premium Fax C309a All-in-one - Multifunction Printer

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

HP Photosmart Premium Fax All-in-One C309a

 

Design and features Rounded corners and smooth indentations make the Photosmart Premium Fax AIO look as if it were cut from a single block of plastic. The design defies the typical boxy shape of other inkjet printers like the Kodak ESP 5 and features a...

Prints high-quality color photos and documents; impressive output speed; attractive design; added extras like Quick Forms, ADF, and an integrated CD drive for custom prints.

Higher than average cost for black ink cartridge; minor omissions include a hinged scanner hood and speed-dial fax buttons.

The HP Photosmart Premium Fax All-in-One printer makes it easy to increase productivity thanks to its streamlined user interface. The fax, copy, print, and scanning features boast helpful extras like double-sided printing, wireless connectivity,...

Apr, 2009

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: Falcon31 (newegg.com)

Slow, frustrating software

 

Not recommended.

Cheap initial cost. All-in-one

Installation process very painful in Windows 7. I've spent 4 or 5 hours installing and re-installing. Still doesn't work well as a scanner; scanning very slow when it does work. Bundled software annoying, unnecessary, slow. Printer sucks ink and...

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: aphid69 (newegg.com)

Very nice photo printer and MFC/AIO

 

Overall, I'm very happy with this purchase. After losing an outstanding Xerox 8560 in a job change, I wanted a small, quiet printer capable of decent photo prints, quality b&w text with duplex, and scan for my personal use. I also thought I'd like...

Excellent photo printing (at least in my limited, non-professional experience), very fast page printing, very good print quality, excellent paper handling and ADF, can connect via USB or LAN or Wireless LAN or Bluetooth, built-in duplex, silent sleep...

Ink is expensive (I hear printer ink is one of the most expensive liquids on earth), uses ink quickly, uses some colors even when printing black & white text, some functions hidden in depths of menus, open-ended paper tray, small paper tray, PITA...

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

You Get What You Pay For

 

Just proves (especially with HP products) you get what you pay for. It was a decent deal (not really cheap though) but low quality plastic POC. Ink is expensive and it drinks the stuff!! It hates our VAIO too btw, doesn't like to talk to it and delays...

Prints fast low quality. All in one and wireless is convenient

8 out of 10 times when I need to print something important it messes it up somehow. Installation was not very easy, wouldn't recommend for someone not tech savvy. Scan to file took many tries to get right and software kept crashing...and I was using an...

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: Bill (newegg.com)

Not the best

 

My company furnished this printer after a similar HP printer died in spite of my pleas to not get an HP. I would not under any circumstances buy this printer unless you enjoy frustration. The paper tray is small so I'm constantly reloading paper. It...

Print quality, duplex printing, it mostly works

Very high ink costs, multiple ink cartridge required, small paper tray, intrusive printer driver interferes with other programs, odd "printer preparation" sequence when trying to print, large footprint

Oct, 2010

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.

Certificates

Blue Angel certified: No
Electromagnetic compatibility:EU (EMC Directive 2004/108/EC), EN55022:2006/CISPR22:2005, EN55024:1998 +A1+A2/CISPR24:1997 +A1+A2, IEC61000-3-2:2005 /EN61000-3-2:2006, IEC61000-3-3:1994 + A1:2001 / EN61000-3-3:1995 + A1:2001, EN 301 489-1 v1.4.1, EN301 489-17 v1.2.1:2002, USA (FCC Part 15 Class B Rules), Canada (ICES-003 Issue 4) Australia/New Zealand (EN55022:2006),China CCC (GB9254:1998), Japan (VCCI-2), Korea (KCC certified), Taiwan BSMI (CNS13438:1998), Russia (GOST). Power Supply: EU EMC Directive, Korea KTL, Russia GOST, Japan JET, Taiwan BSMI

Copying

Automatic Duplexing: Yes
Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):11
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):9.5
Copy speed (US Letter, color, normal):11
Max Copying Resolution B/W:1200 x 600 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:33ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:32ppm
Maximum copy resolution:1200 x 600
Maximum number of copies:50

Design

Color of product:Grey, White

Dimensions & Weight

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

Display

Display:LCD

Document & Media Handling

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

Energy Management

Power consumption (off):0.4
Power consumption (PowerSave):5.7
Power consumption (standby):7.2

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Fax

Auto-redialing: Yes
Distinctive ring: Yes
Fax broadcasting:20
Fax delayed sending: Yes
Fax memory:90
Fax speed dialing (max numbers):90
Fax speed dialing, max numbers:90
Modem Speed:33.6

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

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:50
Maximum input capacity:125
Standard input capacity:125

Memory

Max Supported Memory:64MB

Networking

Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

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

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 40
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 60

Other Features

All-in-One Functions:Copy, Fax, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:Copy, Print, Scan
Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows XP (SP1 + [32-bit]), Windows Vista (32 & 64-bit), Mac OS X v10.4, v10.5
Power Requirements:100 - 240 VAC (+/- 10%), 50 - 60 Hz (+/- 3 Hz), 1.3 amp
Standard input trays:1
Standard output capacity for transparancies:25
Standard output capacity for transparencies:25

Output Capacity

Maximum output capacity:50
Standard output capacity:50

Paper Handling

ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5, B6
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:A4 / Letter (216 x 297 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 / Letter (216 x 297 mm)
Media weight (tray 1):60 - 280 g/m²
Standard tray media types:Envelopes, Labels, Photo paper, Plain paper, Transparencies

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

Performance

Copying:Colour copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions:Print, Scan
Faxing:Mono faxing
Maximum duty cycle:2500
Number of print cartridges:5
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Printing colors:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

PictBridge: Yes
Standard interfaces:Bluetooth, Ethernet, USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Power consumption (average operating):34
Power consumption (off):0.4
Power consumption (PowerSave):5.7
Power consumption (standby):7.2

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
Maximum Resolution:9600 x 2400
Print speed (black, draft quality, A4/US Letter):33
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):12
Print speed (color, draft quality, A4/US Letter):32
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):9.5

Scanning

Gray scale levels:65536
Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan area:8.5 x 11.7
Maximum scan resolution:4800 x 4800
Optical scanning resolution:4800 х 4800
Scan technology:CIS
Scan type:Flatbed
Scanner Type:Flatbed

Software

Bundled software:HP Photosmart Essential 3.5

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Internal memory:64

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:18.6
Height:11.1
Package depth:13.2
Package height:21.3
Package weight:28.2
Package width:20.7
Weight:22.9
Width:18.4