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HP Photosmart Plus B209

alaTest has collected and analyzed 112 reviews of HP Photosmart Plus B209. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the size and design are generally positive. The performance and price also get good feedback. The connectivity and control panel get mixed comments, and the multifunction and reliability get critical reviews.

usability, price, performance, design, size

noise, reliability, multifunction

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP Photosmart Plus B209 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP Photosmart Plus B209

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of HP Photosmart Plus B209 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, 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 and size. The performance and usability also get good reviews, but some have doubts about the reliability.

price, usability, performance, size, design

reliability

21% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Bill Fulks (brighthub.com)

Review: HP Photosmart Plus Edition Model B209A

 

A review of this excellent wireless all-in-one inkjet printer from HP.

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : James Hutchinson (goodgearguide.com.au)

HP Photosmart Plus (B209a-m) inkjet multifunction

 

HP's mid-range inkjet multifunction printer has integrated wireless networking

Prints quickly, touch-screen control panel, integrated Wi-Fi

Touch screen is too small, poor photo print quality, expensive consumables, no CD/DVD printing, can’t choose quality settings when scanning directly from the multifunction

We were largely disappointed with the HP Photosmart Plus' photo print quality and the inability to select quality settings when initiating a scan from the multifunction itself. It will produce decent quality documents, however.

Nov, 2009

Recommended!

Expert review by : Simon Williams (trustedreviews.com)

HP Photosmart Plus B209a - Wireless All-in-One Printer

 

For less than £100, the HP Photosmart Plus packs in plenty of features.

Twin paper trays (standard, photo) ; Excellent print quality ; Good value

Slow start-up

For just under £90, including the revised VAT rate of 17.5 per cent, this is a very capable all-in-one. We like the twin paper trays and the machine’s convenience in powering the photo tray. We like the page cost, too and the positive response from the...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : IDG staff (techadvisor.co.uk)

HP Photosmart Plus B209 review

 

HP makes things easy from the get-go. The HP Photosmart Plus B209's installation wizard includes a library of animated instructions for setup and basic operation. The control panel features a 2.3in colour LCD, surrounded by touch-sensitive LED buttons...

The HP Photosmart Plus packs a lot of performance into a low-cost MFP package, with well-priced inks to boot. Other models in this price range can't boast quite as much.

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Kailas Shastry (pcworld.in)

HP Photosmart Plus B209

 

The HP Photosmart Plus packs a lot of performance into a low-cost MFP package, with well-priced inks to boot.

Fast at printing both text and graphics ; Includes Wi-Fi connectivity

Slow scanning speeds

The HP Photosmart Plus packs a lot of performance into a low-cost MFP package, with well-priced inks to boot. Other models in this price range can't boast quite as much.

Jan, 2010

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

HP Photosmart Plus B209 review

 

HP's Photosmart Plus has a 2.4in touchscreen, PictBridge and a selection of memory card slots for direct printing.

A high-quality MFP that can print usable documents at 17ppm. It's marred only by flawed drivers and imperfect photo prints.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Alex Kidman (zdnet.com.au)

HP Photosmart Plus B209

 

The Photosmart Plus has a great touchscreen interface, but average printing quality at best.

Fast draft printing ; Responsive touchscreen controls

Average to poor print quality ; Printer body shakes a lot ; May encounter firewall issues

At the rough AU$200 price point there's fierce competition in the multi-function space, especially as last year's more expensive models drop down to that price point. We like the Photosmart Plus' simple touchscreen a lot, but it can't make up for what...

Dec, 2009

Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

Good Stuff

 

This is our second B209a. Why? because it does what it says it will do very well and is easy to operate. As to ink usage, if you're gonna get good prints, you're gonna use ink! As to that I get 16 re-filled cartridges on E-Bay for $44 dollars and they...

Nov, 2012

Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

Poor Ink Life but excellent form factor

 

Prints really well. Very noisy, and I was deaf before I started using it. is terrible. Have already changed cartridges 3 times for lower than normal usage. I like the scanner and form factor, however.

Jun, 2011

Consumer review (newegg.com)

over this clunker!

 

sorry HP, you're down many points on my scale for this printer. I've moved over to Canon.

it will be leaving as soon as my Canon arrives

INK HOG! Might get two pages per cartridge if I'm lucky. It seems like every time I need to print, the black cartridge is low. Also, this thing takes forever to boot up. It runs it's diagnostic/calibration test for like 3 hours before it prints a dang...

Feb, 2011

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