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HP PhotoSmart A532 Compact Photo Printer

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews of HP PhotoSmart A532 Compact Photo Printer. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the control panel and design are overall positive. The performance and usability also get good feedback, but the noise and durability get negative opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP PhotoSmart A532 Compact Photo Printer is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP PhotoSmart A532 Compact Photo Printer

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of HP PhotoSmart A532 Compact Photo Printer from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the performance. The design is also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the reliability and price.

usability, design, performance

price, reliability

40% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP PhotoSmart A532 Compact Photo Printer

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of HP PhotoSmart A532 Compact Photo Printer from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Some have doubts about the price.

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80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Tracy (tracyandmatt.co.uk)

HP Photosmart A532 review

 

HP have been producing their Photosmart range of printers for years, in fact if you were to take a look at HP's site you would see that there are over 18 past models that are now discontinued. They've come a long way too, not just in terms...

Consumer review (newegg.com)

terrible

 

Definitely pass on this.

None

Could not get this thing to work at all. In the process of setting it up it displays a hex error code on the lcd screen and will not initialize. Spent about 4 hours attempting to get past the error message and then gave up

Oct, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

nice printer

 

how can people who claim to have "high" tech knowledge not know that printers don't come with the cables and haven't for years?

works like it should

a bit noisy

Sep, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

VERY picky about Discs

 

After printing over 150 discs in a tad more than a month, I found out that the printer likes Taiyo Yuden Silver inkjet printable discs. I printed well over 100 Verbatim white inkjet and 20 Vinpower digital blu rays, and they smudged a little bit on the...

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Jul, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Best Printer I have ever owned!

 

When I set it all up it wanted to due the whole test page thing. When done with that it asked me to print a Picture. So I picked a wedding picture of mine and the software said it was a bad quality picture and suggested I use something else to see the...

Price is great. Prints better than I could have ever expected. And the dvds look professionaly done

It doesnt come with counterfiting software....LOL

Jul, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

disgusted with purchase

 

none

didn't work right out of the box and had to deal with someone at HP that has trouble with english. They will be sending me a new one

Jun, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great for DVD/BD printing

 

I use this exclusively for printing to Blu-Rays and DVDs for my micro-business. It's a little clunky printing from photoshop, but it gets the job done, and for the price paid, I can't complain at all.

DVD/BD printer

Didn't come with USB cable, but they're dirt cheap

Jun, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Shoulda bought ink instead

 

My Epson never had these problems. Unfortunately, it was cheaper to buy a new printer than to buy all new ink cartridges. I never messed with the bundled software, so I can't comment on it.

When it works, it works well

Never ending "Printer Preparation" and "Cancelling Job" cycles. 3 out of 4 discs cause general print errors, and that was the first day I used it. Plan on having plenty of spare time and patience. The ink never truly seems to dry on discs, weeks later...

Mar, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

GREAT PRINTER FOR THE MONEY

 

TO ALL THE BUYERS WHO COMPLAINED THAT IT DOES NOT HAVE A GREAT PROGRAM FOR DISK PRINTING, JUST GO ONLINE AND BUY ACOUSTICA. IT'S $21.95 AND THEY GIVE YOU NUMEROUS TEMPLATES FOR FREE DOWNLOAD. LITERALLY OVER 1000. YOU WON'T BE SORRY.

GREAT PHOTOS, EASY SETUP, DOES WHAT IT SAYS IT DOES

NADA

Feb, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

AWESOME PRINTER

 

OK. IT DOESN'T COME WITH GREAT CD/DVD GRAPHICS BUT YOU CAN DOWNLOAD AN AWESOME PROGRAM LIKE ACOUSTICA, AND MAKE GREAT CD/DVD PRINTS.

THIS PRINTER IS TOPS. AWESOME PRINT, GREAT CD/DVD PRINT, AS GOOD AS ANY

NONE. PLEASE READ OTHER THOUGHTS

Feb, 2009

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