Pros

  • Very inexpensive; simple to use
  • Takes 5-inch by 7-inch paper

Cons

  • Slow; mediocre fleshtones
  • Slow; mediocre fleshtones

At A Glance

Bargain-minded and entry-level users both can get decent, basic snapshot printing with this model.

Manufacturer’s Description

Photos are fun and easy with the largest touchscreen display available on a portable A636 photo printer 4.8 inches. View, edit and personalize photos with more than 300 creative elements. Then print lab-quality photos up to 5 x 7 with or without a PC.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number Q8637A#B1H
Interfaces/Ports
USB Yes
PictBridge Yes
General Information
Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
Manufacturer Part Number Q8637A#B1H
UPC Code 883585823765
Brand Name HP
Product Name Photosmart A636 Photo Printer
Marketing Information

Photos are fun and easy with the largest touchscreen display available on a portable A636 photo printer 4.8 inches. View, edit and personalize photos with more than 300 creative elements. Then print lab-quality photos up to 5 x 7 with or without a PC.

Product Model A636
Product Type Inkjet Printer
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.hp.com
Product Line Photosmart
Memory
Memory Card Supported CompactFlash Type II, Memory Stick MagicGate, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Secure Digital, MMC, xD-Picture Card
Standard Memory 64 MB
Memory Card Slot Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • Photosmart A636 Photo Printer
  • Introductory HP 110 Tri-color Inkjet Print Cartridge
  • Setup Guide
  • User's Guide
  • Power supply
Physical Characteristics
Height 5.3"
Width 9.9"
Depth 4.6"
Weight (Approximate) 53.6 oz
Form Factor Desktop
Warranty
Limited Warranty 1 Year Lifetime
Media Handling
Media Type Photo Paper, Index Card, Borderless Media
Borderless Printing Yes
Media Handling 1 x Input Tray 20 Sheet, 1 x Output Tray 20 Sheet
Standard Input Media Capacity 20 sheets
Number of Input/Multipurpose Trays Installed 1
Media Size 4" x 6", Postcard - 4" x 8", Panoramic - 4" x 12", 5" x 7"
Technical Information
Platform Supported PC, Mac
Maximum Print Resolution 4800 x 1200 dpi
Print Color Color
Maximum Photo Print Speed 27 Second
Fonts & Emulation
Language Emulation PCL 3 GUI

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text n/a
Print quality: Color photo Good
Print quality: Grayscale photo n/a
Copy quality n/a
Performance
Color Output Quality n/a
Sports action shot (seconds) 81.49
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 81.31
Tested Glossy Grayscale Photo Speed (ppm) 0.7
Overall Scan Quality n/a
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 0.7
Landscape (secs) 83.27
Grayscale Glossy Output Quality Good
Line Art Output Quality n/a
Skin Tones/Portrait (secs) 82.86