HP Photosmart Plus eAll-in-One review

HP redefines mobile printing with cunning new ePrint features

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As a regular home printer, the Photosmart Plus eAll-in-One is a joy to use with its Wi-Fi compatibility and groovy colour touchscreen LCD. Standalone printing, photocopying, and scanning directly to a memory card are all particularly painless. But it's the range of smart web-based tools that's the main attraction.

We liked

Quick and easy set-up unleashes some serious printing power with web-enabled access. The printer can print pretty much anything that you send to it as an email attachment, from documents to PowerPoint presentations and photos.

There's a neat range of apps you can download as well, and you can even upload photos direct from memory cards to HP's Snapfish online photo sharing and printing site.

Running costs are fairly inexpensive, so long as you buy the high yield '364 XL' range of cartridges, and print quality is very good for documents. All the standalone facilities are brought together by a stylish touchscreen interface that adds class.

We disliked

The provision of a single memory card slot for SD/MMC and Memory Stick Duo won't be much use if your camera uses CompactFlash cards, and the secondary paper input tray for photo media can only accept sizes up to 7 x 5-inches, rather than full A4.

Photo quality itself is acceptable rather than impressive, with a slight lack of vibrancy and contrast, which is typical of four-ink printers.

Verdict

Extending the range and usefulness of regular Wi-Fi printing, the Photosmart Plus e-All-in-One enables you to print almost anything from practically anywhere, simply by emailing the printer with your choice of attachments.

For anybody who's ever wanted a simple way of printing stuff out without actually being there, it's a great choice.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeInkjet Multifunction Printer
Green CompliantYes
Wireless LANYes
Standard Input Media Capacity125 sheets
USBYes
Product FamilyPhotosmart Plus B210
Brand NameHP
Form FactorDesktop
Print ColourColour
Media SizeA2 Envelope, A4, A5, A6, B7 (JIS), B7, C5 Envelope, C6 Envelope, DL Envelope, Monarch, Envelope No. 10, Envelope No. 6 3/4, B5, Legal, Letter, L, 2L, Hagaki Card, A2 Envelope - 111.10 mm x 146.10 mm, A4 - 210 mm x 297 mm, A5 - 148 mm x 210 mm, A6 - 105 mm x 148 mm, B7 (JIS) - 91 mm x 128 mm, B7 - 88 mm x 128 mm, C5 Envelope - 162 mm x 229 mm, C6 Envelope - 114 mm x 162 mm, DL Envelope - 110 mm x 220 mm, Monarch - 98.40 mm x 190.50 mm, Envelope No. 10 - 104.80 mm x 241.30 mm, Envelope No. 6 3/4 - 92.10 mm x 165.10 mm, B5 - 182 mm x 257 mm, Legal - 216 mm x 356 mm, Letter - 216 mm x 279 mm, L - 89 mm x 127 mm, 2L - 127 mm x 178 mm, Hagaki Card - 100 mm x 148 mm, 100 mm x 150 mm, 130 mm x 180 mm, 101.60 mm x 152.40 mm, 101.60 mm x 203.20 mm, 88.90 mm x 127 mm, 127 mm x 177.80 mm, 101.60 mm x 279.40 mm, 101.60 mm x 304.80 mm, 100 mm x 280 mm, 100 mm x 300 mm
Multifunction DevicesCopier/Printer/Scanner
Recommended UsePhoto Print
Optical Resolution1200 dpi
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityENERGY STAR
Scan ColorColour
Number of Input/Multipurpose Trays Installed1
Number of Input Trays Supported1
Interpolated Resolution19200 dpi
Maximum Input Media Capacity125 sheets
Height199 mm
Width452 mm
Depth390 mm
Media TypePlain Paper, Photo Paper, Envelope, Photo Card, Index Card
Product SeriesB210
Colour Depth48-bit
ManufacturerHewlett-Packard
Product ModelB210A
Product NamePhotosmart Plus B210A Multifunction Printer
Product LinePhotosmart Plus
Manufacturer Part NumberCN216B#BEV
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.hp.com/uk
Platform SupportedPC, Mac
Weight (Approximate)7.45 kg