Pros

  • Competitive costs per page
  • Small footprint

Cons

  • Text output looked a little thin

At A Glance

Speedy graphics printer generated slightly thin-looking text. Easy to use and maintain, and offers reasonably priced options.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.hp.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number Q5988A#ABA
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility
  • Linux
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 5706551038121

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Fair
Print quality: Color photo Poor
Print quality: Grayscale photo Fair
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 13.0   ppm
Performance
5 x 7 Photo (secs) 33.01
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 17.73
Color Output Quality Fair
Three-Page PowerPoint Document (secs) 25.09
Output Score, Color Photo, Best Quality Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Color-Best) Poor
Output Score, Line Art, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-LineArt-Default) Good
Output Score, Color Graphics, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Color-Default) Fair
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 46.07
Output Score, Text, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Text-Default) Fair
Color Photo (secs) 21.41
One-Page Grayscale Graphic (secs) 17.02
Tested Photo Speed (formerly pf-PCWPhotoSpeed) 1.8
Output Score, Grayscale Graphics, Best Quality Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Grayscale-Best) Fair
Color Photo, Normal Settings 21.41
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 1.8
Color Photo, Best Quality Settings 33.01
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 5.6
Line Art Output Quality Good