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
SD card SD Card
Memory stick Memory Stick
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
Final Scan Time, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 1.11
Grayscale Glossy Output Quality n/a
One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi Good
Final Scan Time, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 28.63
Preview Scan, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 23.62
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 51.33
Sports Action Shot (secs) 67.41
Line Art Output Quality Good
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 19.85
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 2.5
Overall Scan Quality Good
One-Page Webpage (secs) 26.38
Preview Scan, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 25.73
Color Output Quality Very Good
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 102.33
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 24.39
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 3.0
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 51.66
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 2.5
Final Scan Time, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 18.43
One-Page Copy (secs) 20.28
One-Page Line Art, Maximum Resolution Very Good
Preview Scan, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 23.29
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 19.02