HP PhotoSmart Wireless CN245B review

A tall but compact printer featuring wireless printing

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  • Excellent print quality
  • Economical print cartridges
  • Built-in Wi-Fi


  • Quite large
  • Loud

The HP PhotoSmart Wireless CN245B is the entry-level model in the PhotoSmart range, yet comes with a whole set of features that belies its budget status.

This all-in-one device comes with a colour LCD display on the screen, as well as full scanner, copy and print modes. It has a rather tall and boxy design, but with a front-loading in and out tray, it’s rather compact.

HP has done away with physical buttons, opting for touch-sensitive buttons around the display. Below this you’ll find an SD Card slot for uploading your documents and pictures, which you can then edit and trim via the screen before directly printing.

This printer comes with Wi-Fi built in and, along with installing the software and setting up the printer, you’ll find it takes over 45 minutes to be up and ready to print.

Inserting the four cartridges is standard, but we like that the black is a high-capacity module. The rather large size of the printer allows for the A4 scanner, which is neatly concealed.

We found scanning quality to be good and on a par with the Epson Stylus SX425W. When it comes to printing, you’ll find this quite a loud machine. However, the results are spectacular, with colour prints being rich and vibrant. Equally, mono text is crisp and sharp with plenty of depth to the black.

Cartridge replacements work out the most economical, with a four-pack costing around £22 (inc. VAT), while individual colours can be bought for just £7 (inc. VAT).

The high-capacity black cartridge is more expensive, but even at £13 (inc. VAT) it represents great value for money.

The HP PhotoSmart Wireless CN245B is a loud and rather slow printer, but the results are well worth waiting for. With highly economical running costs, this all-in-one certainly gives the Epson a run for its money.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeInkjet Multifunction Printer
Maximum Photo Print Speed16 Second
Green CompliantYes
Wireless LANYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Standard Input Media Capacity80 sheets
ISO Color Copy Speed (ipm)6
ISO Mono Copy Speed (ipm)7
ISO Color Print Speed (ppm)8
ISO Mono Print Speed (ppm)9
Maximum Mono Print Speed (ppm)32
Maximum Color Print Speed (ppm)30
Maximum Mono Copy Speed (cpm)32
Maximum Color Copy Speed (cpm)30
Product FamilyPhotosmart
Maximum Print Resolution4800 x 1200 dpi
Brand NameHP
Form FactorDesktop
Print ColourColour
Duplex PrintingManual
Media SizeA4, A5, B5, DL Envelope, C6 Envelope, A6, Custom Size, Legal, A4 - 210 mm x 297 mm, A5 - 148 mm x 210 mm, B5 - 176 mm x 250 mm, DL Envelope - 110 mm x 220 mm, C6 Envelope - 114 mm x 162 mm, A6 - 105 mm x 148 mm, 300 mm x 100 mm, 130 mm x 180 mm, 100 mm x 150 mm, Legal - 216 mm x 356 mm
Multifunction DevicesCopier/Printer/Scanner
Duty Cycle2500 pages per month
Recommended UsePhoto Print
Optical Resolution1200 dpi
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityENERGY STAR, WEEE, REACH
Copy ColorColour
Scan ColorColour
Maximum Copy Resolution600 dpi
Number of Input/Multipurpose Trays Installed1
Number of Input Trays Supported1
Interpolated Resolution19200 dpi
Maximum Input Media Capacity80 sheets
Country of OriginChina
Height200 mm
Width450 mm
Depth420 mm
Media TypePlain Paper, Inkjet Paper, Photo Paper, Envelope, Transparency, Label, Iron-on Transfer, Premium Paper, Panoramic Media
Colour Depth48-bit
Copier TypeFlatbed
Product ModelB110A
Product NamePhotosmart B110A Multifunction Printer
Product LinePhotosmart
Scanner TypeFlatbed
Screen Size6.1 cm (2.4")
Image SensorCIS
Manufacturer Part NumberCN245B#BEV1
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.hp.com/uk
Marketing Information

Enjoy easy printing and the affordability of individual inks. Print photos, documents and web content without a PC, print from any device, anywhere with HP ePrint and share across your wireless network with built-in connectivity.

Number of Copies30
Platform SupportedPC, Mac
Package Contents
  • Photosmart B110A Multifunction Printer
  • 1 x Black Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Cyan Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Magenta Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Yellow Ink Cartridge
  • Software CD
  • Reference Guide
  • Power Supply
  • Power Cord
  • Reusable Carrier Bag
  • Reusable Accessory Bag
  • Print Web Content
Limited Warranty1 Year
Standard Memory64 MB
Weight (Approximate)6.02 kg