Despite a chunky design that might be too big for some buyers, the HP Photosmart B210a inkjet printer offers solid ISO speeds of up to 8.4 pages per minute, and prints photos in as little as 16 seconds. Its scanning and copying features are easy to control from the touchscreen display, and HP B210a printer ink supplies won't break the budget.
One of the features reviewers note about the B210a is its excellent print quality. Everything from text to photos fared well in expert tests, though the lack of advanced features like duplex printing drew some negativity. The touchscreen control panel was noted to be particularly responsive, which is not always the case with a budget-priced model.
HP's ePrint technology is included, so users can send their print jobs to an email address and have them print from just about anywhere. There are also several apps accessible from the control panel, so users can pull photos from services like Picasa and Facebook for easy printing, without even needing to go through a PC to do it.
The input paper tray adds a fair amount of depth to the machine, but it holds up to 125 sheets at once. The entire unit measures 7.83x17.8x18.62 inches, and weighs 16.4 pounds (including the Photosmart B210a printer ink supplies). This is light enough to move it around from time to time, but not exactly portable.
With any inkjet model often comes high ink prices, but Photosmart B210a ink cartridges are fairly average in price. Users will want to go with the high-capacity versions of HP B210a ink cartridges in order to keep the cost per page as low as possible. Options for remanufactured HP B210a ink are easy to find from third-party sellers as well.
Overall, the B210a has a good mix of features and functions for its low price, and output quality is top notch. Its main downsides are a lack of duplexing and a bulky frame that might be too large for some home environments.
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