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HP Photosmart Plus B210a

alaTest has collected and analyzed 608 reviews of HP Photosmart Plus B210a. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Opinions about the design and print quality are generally positive. The price and performance also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the durability. Many are negative about the connectivity and paper handling.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP Photosmart Plus B210a is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for HP Photosmart Plus B210a

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 user reviews of HP Photosmart Plus B210a from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the durability and print quality. The noise and performance also get good comments, but the multifunction and connectivity get negative reviews. Reviews about the design and usability are different.

price, performance, noise, print quality, durability

reliability, connectivity, multifunction

27% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Photosmart Plus B210a Wireless All-in-One Inkjet Printer, Copy/Print/Scan (CN216A)HP Photosmart Plus B210a Wireless All-in-One Inkjet Printer, Copy/Print/Scan (CN216A)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: PC Plus (techradar.com)

HP Photosmart Plus B210a review

 

The HP Photosmart Plus B210a offers more than your standard all-in-one

Web Apps ; Great print quality ; Fast scanning and copying

Touchscreen not very responsive

Apr, 2011

Recommended!

Expert review by: Simon Williams (trustedreviews.com)

HP Photosmart Plus B210a

 

A touchscreen-controlled, wireless, dual-tray all-in-one for well under £100 has got to raise some eyebrows, but how will it print?

Excellent print quality ; Responsive touch panel controls ; Powered photo tray

No duplex print ; Need adapter for xD cards ; No Pictbridge/USB socket

HP’s Photosmart Plus B210a is a great little home all-in-one. It has many of the features you would only expect in a more pricey machine: touchscreen control, dual paper trays and wireless connection, for example. Although it misses out on duplex...

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: Rick11 (hp.com)

HP Photosmart Plus e-All-in-One Printer - B210a

 

This is the worst HP printer I have ever owned. Very disappointing. The photos come out dull, flat, fuzzy. Total waste of money. I'm trashing it as soon as I find one I can trust. Not worth keeping to make bad photos I will forever feel bad about. Wish...

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: wicked1 (hp.com)

HP Photosmart Plus e-All-in-One Printer - B210a

 

I received this printer as a gift from my son for Christmas last year it has been the worst printer I have ever owned. It had some great features & that is what pulled us to it however how good are they if you can not print?

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: cindygrace1 (hp.com)

HP Photosmart Plus e-All-in-One Printer - B210a

 

best printer i've ever own. talk about the printers and pcs talking to each other! they do their own trouble spotting, and their own repairs, i just push buttons when they tell me to.

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: kfkk (hp.com)

HP Photosmart Plus e-All-in-One Printer - B210a

 

The firet printer that was send did not work, this is the 2nd time this has happened to me. The first one had been open before. I was not happy about it. The 2nd works very well!

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: bizzynurse (hp.com)

HP Photosmart Plus e-All-in-One Printer - B210a

 

Worst HP printer I have ever purchased. I always buy HP printers. This one takes several minutes to warm up every time I need to print a page. You are in a hurry and have to stand and wait on a printer to warm up! Sorry I purchased it.

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: TxSurfer (hp.com)

HP Photosmart Plus e-All-in-One Printer - B210a

 

Besides the great buy which included 2 sets of extra ink; the B210a is a piece of cake to install. I use AT&T DSL and everything including bluetooth/WiFi all working from the minute of installation. I am extremely happy with my buy and the machine was...

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: VickyD (hp.com)

HP Photosmart Plus e-All-in-One Printer - B210a

 

I purchased an HP Photosmart to print photographs many years ago. It printed wonderful photos. This Photosmart prints horrible photos. The pictures are not sharp or bright. They are dull & fuzzy. What a waste of money :0(

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: TJman (hp.com)

HP Photosmart Plus e-All-in-One Printer - B210a

 

The first several months, the printer was great. Easy to set-up and printed flawlessly. Recently, I have been having problems with several of the colors, where I have to perform repeated cleaning procedures for several of the print heads. This wastes a...

Feb, 2012

Product Specifications

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Copying

Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy resolution (color text and graphics):600
Copy speed (best quality, black, A4):1.5
Copy speed (best quality, color, A4):1.5
Copy speed (black, draft quality, A4):32
Copy speed (colour, draft quality, A4):30
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):32 / 6
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):30 / 6
Maximum copy resolution:1200 x 1200 / 4800 x 1200
Maximum copy speed (black, A4):32
Maximum copy speed (color, A4):30
Maximum number of copies:30 / 50

Display

Display:CGD / LCD
Display Diagonal:3.45
Touch screen: Yes
Touch sensitive screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (off):0.4
Power consumption (PowerSave):15 / 3.4
Power consumption (standby):5.4
Power consumption (typical):30

Input Capacity

Maximum input capacity:125
Maximum input capacity for 10 x 15 cm photographs:60
Maximum input capacity for envelopes:15
Maximum input capacity for labels:40
Maximum input capacity for transparencies:40
Standard input capacity:125 / 145
Standard input capacity for cards:40

Networking

Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):25 - 75
Operating relative humidity range:25 - 75
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 40
Recommended humidity operating range:25 - 75
Recommended operating temperature range (T-T):15 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 60

Other Features

Acoustic power emissions:6.9 B(A)
Acoustic power emissions (active, print, copy or scan):6.2
All-in-One Functions:Copy, Digital sender, Print, Scan / Copy, Print, Scan
Automatic paper sensor:Y
Color all-in-one functions:Copy, Print, Scan / Print, Scan
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7, Windows Vista and Microsoft Windows 32-bit XP (SP2), Mac OS X v10.5 and v10.6 / Windows 7\nWindows Vista\nWindows XP SP2+ (32-bit)\nMac OS X v10.5, v10.6
Dimensions (WxDxH):17.8 x 15.8 x 7.83
Image scaling/enlargement range:12 - 1200%
Maximum dimensions (W x D x H):17.8 x 22.8 x 17.9
Maximum output capacity for transparencies:25
Minimum system requirements for Macintosh:PowerPC G4/G5, Intel Core\n256MB RAM\n300MB HDD\nCD-ROM\nUSB
Package dimensions (WxDxH):20.1 x 9.57 x 18.4
Power Requirements:100 - 240V
Print quality (black, best quality):600 x 600
Print quality, vertical alignment accuracy:+/-0.006''
Standard output capacity for transparancies:25
Standard output capacity for transparencies:25
Weight:16.4
Wireless option type:Y

Output Capacity

Maximum output capacity:50
Standard output capacity:50
Standard output capacity for cards:25
Standard output capacity for envelopes:15

Paper Handling

Custom media length:5.12 - 14.2
Custom media width:3.15 - 8.66
Envelope feeder:Y
Envelopes sizes:B5, C5, C6
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5, B6
ISO C-series sizes (C0...C9):C5 / C5, C6
JIS B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:A4 (210 x 297 mm) / A4 / Letter (216 x 297 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm) / A4 / Letter (216 x 297 mm)
Non-ISO print media sizes:Letter
Photo paper sizes:4x6, 5x7
Standard tray media types:Card stock, Envelopes, Labels, Photo paper, Plain paper, Transparencies / Card stock, Envelopes, Photo paper, Plain paper, Transparencies
Standard tray media weight:60 - 300 / 60 - 90

Performance

All-In-One-multitasking: Yes
Copying:Colour copying / Mono copying
Digital sender:N / Y
Duplex functions:Copy, Print, Scan / No
Faxing:N
Maximum duty cycle:1250 / 275
Number of print cartridges:4
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Printing colors:Black / Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Recommended duty cycle:500
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing: Yes
PictBridge: No
Standard interfaces:USB 2.0, Wireless LAN
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (average operating):30
Power consumption (off):0.4
Power consumption (PowerSave):15 / 3.4
Power consumption (standby):5.4

Printing

Maximum Resolution:9600 x 2400
Print speed (black, best quality, A4):2.5
Print speed (black, draft quality, A4/US Letter):32
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):8.4
Print speed (color, best quality, A4):2.5
Print speed (color, draft quality, A4/US Letter):30
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):7.5
Standard printer languages:PCL 3 / PCL 3, PML

Scanning

Gray scale levels:256
Image formats supported:EXIF, JPG
Input color depth:24
Input colour depth:24
Maximum scan area:8.5 x 11.7 / A0.157 / Letter (216 x 297)
Optical scanning resolution:1200 x 1200
Scan technology:CIS
Scan type:Flatbed
Scanner Type:Flatbed

Software

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, MS Duo, SD
Internal memory:64
Maximum internal memory:64
Maximum memory:64

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:300
Minimum processor:Intel Pentium II/Celeron, 233MHz
Minimum RAM:128
Minimum system requirements:CD-ROM\nUSB\nIE 6+

Weight & Dimensions

Package weight:317.5
Weight:262.8