• Good print quality
  • Nice control panel


  • Slow; expensive inks
  • Low-capacity, cheap-feeling paper trays

At A Glance

Print quality is impressive for a model this inexpensive to buy, but its ink costs are high.

Manufacturer’s Description

This intuitive, compact all-in-one with interactive HP TouchSmart frame delivers lab-quality photos, laser-quality documents, plus copies and scans effortlessly. Built-in photo optimization features ensure great looking photos.

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The Specs

Part Number Q8418A#ABA
Operating System Compatibility Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 4977766669979
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick
SD card SD Card
Scanner Type Flatbed


PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Superior
Print quality: Color photo Good
Print quality: Grayscale photo Good
Copy quality Very Good
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 7.4   ppm
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 25.29
Final Scan Time, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 5.15
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 55.63
Color Output Quality Very Good
One-Page Line Art, Maximum Resolution Superior
Final Scan Time, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 17.43
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 20.96
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 20.53
Final Scan Time, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 1.22
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 104.9
Sports Action Shot (secs) 88.79
Overall Scan Quality Very Good
Preview Scan, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 27.92
Grayscale Glossy Output Quality n/a
One-Page Copy (secs) 20.67
One-Page Webpage (secs) 27.65
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 2.9
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 52.58
Preview Scan, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 22.23
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 2.4
One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi Good
Preview Scan, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 25.57
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 2.3
Line Art Output Quality Good