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HP Photosmart Premium Fax All-in-One C309a

alaTest has collected and analyzed 193 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 overall positive. The multifunction and performance also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the size. There are some critical reviews about the control panel and ink consumption.

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 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. People really like the paper handling. The usability is also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the durability, while there are some negative views about the print quality and noise.

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)

Jun, 2016

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. People really like the paper handling and print quality. The design and size also get good opinions, but the connectivity and usability get mixed opinions. The ink consumption and noise get negative 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 Premium Fax C309a All-in-one - Multifunction Printer

Jun, 2016

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

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

Great for the Price

 

Scanning has to be set up on the computer first using HP Solution Center software. Scanned an entire 100 page magazine (duplex scan of 100 pages) took a while to do, then cropping the images takes a while, but worth it to get rid of my stacks of mags....

Prints fast, wireless printing from any of my 3 networked computers

Scan button on printer doesn't seem to work, have not contacted tech support yet. High speed B/W printing can be a little noisy, but not a deal breaker for me. While it's true my black ink is running low, I expected as much, from other reviews

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.

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