Pros

  • Inexpensive; built-in Wi-Fi
  • Innovative touch controls

Cons

  • Searing ink prices; pokey scan speeds
  • Limited paper handling

At A Glance

A few bells and whistles aren’t enough to overcome exorbitant ink prices.

Manufacturer’s Description

Print photos, copy recipes, and scan documents. Without a PC, use automatic image adjustment to get lab-quality photos. Enjoy the convenience of our wireless Photosmart C4780 All-in-One, which puts everything at your fingertips via an HP TouchSmart frame and color display.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.hp.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number Q8380A#ABA
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 884420934035
Ports and Connections
Wireless connection 802.11b
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick
SD card SD Card
Scanning
Scanner Type Flatbed

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Superior
Print quality: Color photo Very Good
Print quality: Grayscale photo Good
Copy quality Very Good
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 7.6   ppm
Performance
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 24.39
Final Scan Time, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 28.63
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 51.33
Color Output Quality Very Good
One-Page Line Art, Maximum Resolution Very Good
Final Scan Time, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 18.43
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 19.85
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 19.02
Final Scan Time, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 1.11
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 102.33
Overall Scan Quality Good
Preview Scan, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 25.73
Sports Action Shot (secs) 67.41
Grayscale Glossy Output Quality n/a
One-Page Copy (secs) 20.28
One-Page Webpage (secs) 26.38
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 3.0
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 51.66
Preview Scan, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 23.29
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 2.5
One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi Good
Preview Scan, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 23.62
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 2.5
Line Art Output Quality Good