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Photosmart B109a

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 reviews of Photosmart B109a. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the multifunction and design. The usability and price are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

performance, price, usability, design, multifunction

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Photosmart B109a is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Photosmart B109a from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on There are some negative opinions about the usability, whereas views are divided on the price.


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Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Simon Williams (

HP Photosmart Wireless All-in-One B109


We take a look at HP's new sub-£100 all-in-one printer.

The four separate ink cartridges, with designs very similar to those used in Canon PIXMA machines, snap into the semi-permanent head and after you've printed an alignment page and re-scanned it, you're ready to go.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras, <a title="" (

HP Photosmart B109a review


It has four ink cartridges (cyan, magenta, yellow, black) and a built-in scanner, so you can use the HP Photosmart B109a for copying documents in addition to printing them out. However, you shouldn't expect a highly refined machine for your money: it...

Overall, you get what you pay for with the HP Photosmart B109a, and that is a basic multifunction machine with an ability to print very good text documents and web pages, but which is a mediocre photo printer. It's worth considering if you're after...

Apr, 2010

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Bastorial Install


Likes unfettered internet access during install which includes much scum ware. Even a major retailer sold me incorrect ink. Chip cartridges are for the benefit of HP only. This item was sold at a dumping price of less than half normal retail and I...

Photo prints well, convenient copy print and SD print.

Extremely unstable wireless connection even with locked IP. Forgets settings and likes the occasional restart to drink ink.

Oct, 2012

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Great home printer.


Switched to HP from another brand and am extremely happy with its functionality. It is also a very efficient and nice looking machine.

Great for photos and has a separate tray for photo paper. Very user friendly. Touch screen.

Only comes in piano black which shows dust.

Aug, 2011

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WIFI didn't work


I bouight this printer 8 months ago because we needed wireless with 3 laptops in the house - hopeless!! Keeps dropping of network, is never ready, ink doesnt last as long stated. I complained and received a placement one and it is just the same. Have...

Expensive, wifi did not work, cartridges expensive, poor customer support

Aug, 2011

Product Specifications


Copy resolution (color text and graphics):1200
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):9
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):10.5
Maximum copy resolution:1200 x 1200
Maximum number of copies:30


Built-in display:Y

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
Power consumption (off):0.5
Power consumption (PowerSave):2.8
Power consumption (standby):4.8

Input Capacity

Maximum input capacity for 10 x 15 cm photographs:30
Maximum input capacity for envelopes:10
Maximum input capacity for transparencies:30
Standard input capacity:80


Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 40
Recommended operating temperature range (T-T):15 - 32
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90

Other Features

Acoustic power emissions:6.9 B(A), 57 dB(A)
All-in-One Functions:Copy, Print, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:copy, print
Dimensions (WxDxH):17.8 x 16.5 x 7.41
Network ready: No
Number of cartons per pallet:10
Number of layers per pallet:6
Package dimensions (WxDxH):19.3 x 8.94 x 13.7
Print head nozzles:2736
Print quality (black, best quality):600 x 600
Quantity per pallet:60
Standard input trays:1
Standard output capacity for transparancies:10
Standard output capacity for transparencies:10
Supported media weight(s):75 - 280

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity for envelopes:5

Paper Handling

Borderless printing media sizes:A4
Envelopes sizes:C6, DL
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
Maximum input capacity for cards:40
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum paper trays:1
Maximum print area:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Standard tray media types:Card stock, Envelopes, Labels, Photo paper, Plain paper, Transparencies
Standard tray media weight:75 - 90


Copying:Colour copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions: No
Maximum duty cycle:2500
Number of print cartridges:4
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Scanning:Mono scanning

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:USB 2.0


AC input frequency:50/60
Power consumption (average operating):27
Power consumption (off):0.5
Power consumption (PowerSave):2.8
Power consumption (standby):4.8


Maximum Resolution:4800 x 1200
Print speed (black, best quality, A4):10
Print speed (black, draft quality, A4/US Letter):30
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):16
Print speed (color, best quality, A4):10
Print speed (color, draft quality, A4/US Letter):28
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):12


Gray scale levels:256
Optical scanning resolution:1200 x 2400


Bundled software:Windows Live Photo Gallery
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS Duo, SD, SDHC
Internal memory:64
Maximum internal memory:64
Maximum memory:64

Weight & Dimensions

Package weight:16.3