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HP Photosmart C5280

alaTest has collected and analyzed 506 reviews of HP Photosmart C5280. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the design and multifunction. The performance and price are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the connectivity and size, while views are divided on the reliability.

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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 C5280 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Photosmart C5280

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 user reviews of HP Photosmart C5280 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the design and multifunction are on the whole positive. The price and performance also get good feedback, but there are some mixed views about the noise.

usability, performance, price, multifunction, design

85% 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 C5280

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of HP Photosmart C5280 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design. The reliability is also appreciated.

reliability, design

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

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

HP Photosmart C5280 All-In-One Printer

 

The HP Photosmart C5280 All-In-One (AIO) can print on optical discs and scan directly to a memory card, but its text quality leaves something to be desired.

Relatively fast. Scans, copies, e-mails through PC. Scans to memory card. Prints on printable optical discs.

No built-in fax. No automatic document feeder. Text quality is way below par.

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Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Melissa Riofrio (pcworld.com)

HP Photosmart C5280

 

HP's Photosmart C5280 shows how good design can tame an inherently complicated machine. This inkjet multifunction printer has a few limitations and a mountain of benefits--for a tidy $150.

High photo print quality, CD/DVD printing ; generous software bundle

Speeds are below average

This all-in-one offers many features (such as CD/DVD printing) and great photo quality, but its speeds are below average.

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Felisa Yang (cnet.com)

HP Photosmart C5280 Multifunction Printer review: HP Photosmart C5280 Multifunction Printer

 

HP Photosmart C5280 Multifunction Printer

Inexpensive; great graphics and photo print quality; excellent color scan quality; can print on specially coated optical discs; dedicated photo paper tray; low print costs; Roxio Express Labeler software is easy to use; print quality on discs is good.

Text quality needs significant improvement; photo menus need to be reorganized to be more intuitive; can't produce scannable proof sheet; can't sort memory card contents by date; lacks a PictBridge port.

Its features set is oddly unbalanced, and better all-in-one inkjet options cost just a bit more, but the HP Photosmart C5280 is a good bet for casual home users on a tight budget.

Jul, 2007

Expert review by (pcmag.com)

HP Photosmart C5280 AIO Printer

 

There's no way to know what the folks at HP were thinking when they designed the HP Photosmart C5280 All-In-One (AIO) Printer ($149.99 direct), but I'll lay long odds that they weren't focusing on text. The C5280 offers fast performance; typical...

Relatively fast. Scans, copies, e-mails through PC. Scans to memory card. Prints on printable optical discs

No built-in fax. No automatic document feeder. Text quality is way below par

Clearly designed for home use, the HP Photosmart C5280 All-In-One does a good job with graphics and photo quality (but not text) and prints on optical discs.

Expert review by : Melissa Riofrio (goodgearguide.com.au)

HP Photosmart C5280

 

This all-in-one offers many features (such as CD/DVD printing) and great photo quality, but its speeds are below average.

Prints CDs and DVDs, easy control panel, lots of useful software and utilities

Text looks feathery on plain paper, on-screen manual thorough but disjointed

The Photosmart C5280's mediocre speed and sparse connectivity options restrict it to a small or home office. Those users, however, will enjoy a highly capable, easy-to-use device with excellent photo output.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by (goodgearguide.com.au)

Hewlett-Packard Photosmart C5280

 

Prints CDs and DVDs, easy control panel, lots of useful software and utilities

Text looks feathery on plain paper, on-screen manual thorough but disjointed

The Photosmart C5280's mediocre speed and sparse connectivity options restrict it to a small or home office. Those users, however, will enjoy a highly capable, easy-to-use device with excellent photo output.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

HP Photosmart C5280 All-in-One

 

Does this multifunction inkjet printer master all of Jack's trades?

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : TechRadar (techradar.com)

HP Photosmart C5280 review

 

Capable for documents and photos, but are the Photosmart features smart enough?

Photo enhancement options ; Good picture quality

Ink cartridges not supplied ; Awkward direct printing

Direct printing could be better

Mar, 2008

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

HP Photosmart C5280 review

 

HP's stylish C5280 has a 2.4 inch colour display that gives you access not only to direct printing from memory cards, but also to a full range of maintenance and cleaning options.

Good ingredients fail to make it tasty. Not as good in practice as it ought to be.

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Melissa Riofrio (techadvisor.co.uk)

HP Photosmart C5280 multifunction photo printer

 

The HP Photosmart C5280 shows how good design can tame an inherently complicated machine. This inkjet multifunction printer has a few limitations and a mountain of benefits - for a tidy £99 inc VAT.

The HP Photosmart C5280's mediocre speed and sparse connectivity options restrict it to a small or home office. Those users, however, will enjoy a highly capable, easy-to-use device with excellent photo output.

Aug, 2007

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