HP OfficeJet 7000 review: HP OfficeJet 7000

Color graphics were less impressive but still good. Also printed on coated inkjet paper at 1,200x1,200 dpi, the test prints showed copious detail but looked undersaturated and suffered from color banding in the gradients.

The HP OfficeJet 7410 printed some of the cleanest photographs we've seen in our Labs. Color photographs came out slightly cool with a slight cyan cast, but detail was good. The ability to reproduce minute details, such as the bright sheen of a tiny egg, was impressive. Skin tones and other colors looked smooth.

Sadly, scans were less notable. Our black-and-white test scan was pale and overexposed, though accurate and detailed. The color scan was worse: light areas disappeared completely, and colors strayed from the original.

CNET Labs' inkjet speed tests
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
Copy speed  
Color scan speed  
Grayscale scan speed  
Photo speed  
Text speed  
HP OfficeJet 7410
1.79 
3.15 
3.02 
0.52 
7.06 
Epson Stylus CX6600
3.85 
1.64 
3.84 
0.35 
4.67 
Brother MFC-420cn
2.27 
3.10 
2.95 
0.15 
3.19 
Lexmark X7170
0.75 
4.68 
5.34 
0.10 
1.12 

Speed
Printing text, the HP OfficeJet 7410 All-in-One was one of the fastest all-in-one machines we've tested. It produced seven pages of black text per minute, edging out the popular Epson Stylus CX6600 and more than doubling the speed of the Brother MFC-420cn.

The 7410 also beat the Epson Stylus CX6600 in photo-printing speed. It spent just under two minutes producing an 8.5x10 glossy photograph, against nearly three minutes for the Epson all-in-one.

The HP OfficeJet 7410 was less zippy when scanning--an area in which the Lexmark X7170 excelled. But overall, the 7410 scored very well in CNET Labs' tests for its ease of use and robust features as well as its impressive speeds at most tasks.

CNET Labs' inkjet quality tests
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
Color scan  
Grayscale scan  
Photo  
Graphics on inkjet paper  
Text on inkjet paper  
Epson Stylus CX6600
Excellent 
Excellent 
Good 
Good 
Excellent 
HP OfficeJet 7410
Fair 
Good 
Excellent 
Good 
Excellent 
Brother MFC-420cn
Fair 
Fair 
Good 
Good 
Good 
Lexmark X7170
Poor 
Poor 
Excellent 
Good 
Poor 
The HP OfficeJet 7410 All-in-One comes with a standard one-year limited warranty that covers hardware and labor, with 90 days of coverage for the software. Toll-free phone service and support are available 24/7 in both English and Spanish, for which you'll be grateful if you like to toy with photo projects on the weekends or in the wee evening hours. To extend your service plan, you can pay $54.99 for a total of two years, $64.99 for three, or $94.99 for four years, including onsite product pickup and delivery with prepaid packaging, freight, and overnight replacement delivery.

HP provides very good documentation, including a 239-page user guide with color-coded tabs, a 60-page Wireless and Wired Networking Guide, and a color-coded, large-format quick-start guide. You can find additional help at the 7410 All-in-One's help page on HP's Web site, which supplies software, drivers, installation assistance, and other information. The page has a link to salient FAQs such as "Which cameras can I plug into this printer?" If you don't find what you're looking for, you can chat with an online technician weekdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET or dash an e-mail to HP.

Not sure what to do with your empty ink cartridges? HP has a free ink-cartridge return and recycle program. You can't buy back the recycled cartridges, but at least you can enjoy this plush all-in-one without the guilt of adding more ink cartridges to landfills.

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  • Type fax / copier / printer / scanner
  • Printing Technology ink-jet
  • Max Original Size 8.5 in x 11.7 in
  • Optical Resolution 2400 x 4800 dpi
  • Functions scanner