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HP Photosmart B8850

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 reviews of HP Photosmart B8850. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and durability. The print quality and design also get good feedback, but there are some mixed reviews about the usability and price. There are some less positive views about the ink consumption and noise.

performance, design, print quality, durability, reliability

size, noise, ink consumption

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP Photosmart B8850 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Photosmart B8850

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of HP Photosmart B8850 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

0% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP Photosmart B8850

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of HP Photosmart B8850 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Comments about the print quality and durability are overall positive. The reliability and design are also appreciated, whereas many are critical about the ink consumption and noise. There are some mixed comments about the size and usability.

performance, design, reliability, durability, print quality

price, noise, ink consumption

72% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : M. David Stone (pcmag.com)

HP Photosmart Pro B8850 Photo Printer

 

File the HP Photosmart Pro B8850 Photo Printer ($549.99 direct) under pleasant surprises. In theory, it's the next-generation replacement for the Photosmart 8750 Professional Photo Printer, a model that printed good, but not great, photos and suffered...

Superb photo output at sizes up to 13 by 19 inches. Fine art papers available.

Photos and graphics on plain paper are disappointing.

The HP Photosmart Pro B8850 Photo Printer makes it easyand affordableto print high-quality photos at up to 13 by 19 inches.

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : Rick LePage (pcworld.com)

Hewlett-Packard Photosmart Pro B8850

 

Supports thick fine-art media ; Very good print quality, especially on matte and fine-art papers ; Long-lasting prints on HP media ; Good software utilities ; Produces neutral black-and-white prints

Glossy prints show some bronzing ; Slower than comparable photo printers

May, 2008

Highly Recommended!

Expert review by : Jon Canfield (photographyblog.com)

HP Photosmart Pro B8850 Review

 

Following hot on the heels of the popular Photosmart Pro B9180 13 inch / A3 photo printer, HP has just introduced a lower price model, the B8850, that will appeal to enthusiasts who don't need all of the features of the B9180. The HP B8850 was...

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Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Richard Baguley (reviewed.com)

HP B8850

 

A high end printer capable of handling a variety of print sizes

Good color accuracy; Good color accuracy; Good detail performance; Good detail performance

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Richard Baguley (printerinfo.com)

HP Photosmart B8850 Photo Printer Review

 

A high end printer capable of handling a variety of print sizes

Good color accuracy; Good color accuracy; Good detail performance; Good detail performance

The B8850 turned in a creditable performance overall, with good looking, sharp prints with accurate color. But it was somewhat noisy while doing so; there is a lot of clanking and thumping from the printer itself while printing.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Andrew Darlow (popphoto.com)

Hands-On: HP Photosmart Pro B8850

 

Oh, the prints you'll make

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Chick Harrity (digitaljournalist.org)

HP Photosmart Pro B8850 Printer

 

I reviewed HP's first 13" x 19" pigment ink printer, the Photosmart Pro B9180, a little over a year ago and was impressed with both its print quality and its price point

So the good news is that if you're looking for a new 13" x 19" pigment ink printer, you now have two choices from HP to add into the mix with Canon's and Epson's offerings

May, 2008

Expert review by : Rick LePage (macworld.com)

Review: HP Photosmart Pro B8850 printer

 

The HP Photosmart Pro B8850 photo printer is a strong offering with very good print quality on most paper types and excellent black-and-white printing capabilities.

The B8850 is a large printer, weighing nearly 40 pounds. It has a 200-sheet paper tray and a single-sheet, manual-feed tray with a straight paper path, both of which are capable of handling paper from 3.5 by 5 inches up to 13 by 19 inches. It uses...

May, 2008

Expert review by : Rick LePage (creativepro.com)

Review: HP Photosmart Pro B8850 Printer

 

How does this $550 inkjet printer compare to the Epson Stylus Photo R1900 and the HP Photosmart Pro B9180?

I am just wondering if the Photosmart B9180 might have this same exact problem since they both share almost the same technological printing process

May, 2008

Expert review by : Jon Canfield (shutterbug.com)

HPâ-'s Photosmart Pro B8850 Inkjet Printer; A (More) Affordable Pigment-Ink Option

 

Every year it seems that print quality gets better while prices come down.

May, 2008

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