Pros

  • Automatic duplexer is standard
  • Web applications show potential

Cons

  • Steep purchase price
  • Web and touchscreen features have a few hiccups

At A Glance

The idea of accessing Web apps from your printer is intriguing, but the initial execution on this unit shows that there's still some work to be done.

Manufacturer’s Description

Photosmart Premium All-in-One Printer delivers lab-quality photos, laser-quality text, and direct Web printing. Print 33 black/white pages per minute with 600 x 600 dpi and 32 color pages per minute with 9600 x 2400 dpi optimized. Edit photos on the large TouchSmart screen, and then print without a PC. Directly access, upload photos, edit, and print on Snapfish.com, without turning on your PC. Flatbed scanner features 48-bit depth, optical resolution up to 4800 dpi, enhanced resolution up to 19,200 dpi and 8-1/2 x 11-7/10 scan size. Printer offers built-in wireless capacity with Ethernet, PictBridge, Wi-Fi 802.11n and Bluetooth connectivity, USB 2.0 connectivity, automatic duplex printing, direct photo printing, borderless printing up to 8-1/2 x 11, 3.45 touch-screen CGD with TouchSmart control panel, 125-sheet input tray, 20-sheet photo tray, multiple copying up to 99 copies and 25 to 400 percent copy scaling. Energy Star qualified.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number CD055A#ABA
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility
  • Linux
  • Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 13803109801
Faxing
Fax Resolution (dpi) 300 by 300 dpi
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick
SD card SD Card
Scanning
Scanner Type Flatbed

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Very Good
Print quality: Color photo Very Good
Print quality: Grayscale photo Good
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 8.02   ppm
Performance
Output Score, Grayscale Graphics, Best Quality Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Grayscale-Best) Very Good
Output Score, Color Photo, Best Quality Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Color-Best) Very Good
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) Good
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 63.96
Output Score, Text, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Text-Default) Very Good
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 3.72
Line Art Output Quality Good