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HP Photosmart Premium Fax CQ521A Up to 34 ppm 9600 x 2400 dpi Wireless Thermal Inkjet MFC / All-In-One Color Printer

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the build quality and value for money are on the whole positive. The performance and usability also get good comments, but there are some less positive comments about the paper handling and reliability.

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On average, users rate this product 73/100.

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Great Printer

 

I've had minor issues with other HP printers, but this one is fantastic so far. Very happy with it.

Best HP printer I have owned. Have gone through many printers over the last 20 years and this one is the best. Easy to install, quiet, smooth and prints great. Great photo prints

NONE, other than the small ink cartridges that came with it

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Great Printer

 

I've used many printers over the last 20+ years including mostly HP. This one is the best. Great regular printing and fantastic photo printing. Takes about 5-10 seconds to warm up when first used.

Great Printer ; Easy Installation ; Smooth and Quiet ; The quietist printer I've ever used ; Great printer for the price

Installation print cartridges don't last very long. HP coulda, shoulda provided regular cartridges

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Great Printer - Fully functional with new e-print feature

 

Overall this is a well built product. It does everything it needs to and more. The previous post about paper feed tray issues is unfounded on my unit. I have run over 50 pages through it with no problem. The printer does take a minute to get going once...

E-Print feature - great for printing from smartphone - saves me a lot of time ; High quality text and photo printing ; Small hidden tray for 4x6 photo paper ; Setup extremely easy - wireless was effortless ; Packaging is great - easy to get out of the...

Needs a higher capacity paper tray ; Starter ink doesn't last long - needed to buy new black cartridge after 3 weeks

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Nice but not So Nice

 

All in all its a great printer, took me two installs to get it to show up, now i just have to figure out why when it goes to sleep mode (energy saver mode) i have to unplug my router to get it back on the network.

Fast, prints well, not so big and bulky like my last All in ones, came with a nice big tote bag (printer was in it, helped in the aid of one person pulling it out of the box) as well as the power suplie bag ; I like it, does its job, tested with my...

Only cons would be the install instructions, i've read online where there is some issues and i ran into them. Computer not seeing the printer, Firewall issues. Need to have more "Help" topics then just the wifi ; nothing to take an egg from it, its HP...

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Paper Feeds do not work

 

Poor quality for such a high priced printer. Customer service is a joke. Outsourced to some third world country, the responses would be hillarious if they were not wasting so much of your time

Prints photos great on HP photo paper ; Reasonable spped

Automatic paper feeder does not work reliably. It is very annoying that you have to push each page so the rollers can grab it ; Printer hangs ... no repsonse until you unplug it and restart it ; Printer loses communication - needs rebooted to be...

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WARNING: Doesn't really print on CDs/DVDs

 

Probably a very good all-in-one maching in all its other functions, although I've heard it guzzles ink

Contrary to what HP says in its description of this printer, as well as the similar descriptions for this printer you find at sites such as newegg, bes_tbuy, etc., this printer DOES NOT HAVE THE CAPABILITY TO PRINT ON PRINTABLE CDs OR DVDs. This...

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