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First Look: HP Photosmart Premium Fax All-in-One

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First Look: HP Photosmart Premium Fax All-in-One

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The HP Photosmart Premium Fax All-in-One printer makes it easy to increase productivity thanks to its streamlined user interface. The fax, copy, print, and scanning features boast helpful extras like double-sided printing, wireless connectivity, separate photo trays, and quick-access control panel buttons, all while maintaining lab-quality photos and a low cost to print.

[ Music ] ^M00:00:03 >> Hey guys, I'm Justin Yu, associate editor for CNET.com, and this a First Look at the HP Photosmart Premium Fax All-in-One Printer. Now this $270.00 device combines everything you need in a daily workhorse. It's got an ink jet printer, fax machine, scanner, and copier, and it even has an integrated CD drive as well as Wi-Fi. All right, so let me give you a quick tour of the printer. Now, this isn't your typical mailbox-shaped, boring office printer. It's got a sleek, glossy white design and curved edges. Now, size-wise, it's small enough to fit into a home office, but it's got a little chunk, and that's thanks to the built-in auto document feeder and the duplexer that's inside for double-sided printing. On the bottom here, you've got an adjustable control panel, and aside from the 2.4-inch color LCD screen, there's a whole collection of buttons for commonly used settings like photo zooming, red-eye removal, and one-touch printing from this media card reader on the side. Now, there's also a unique button here, labeled "quick forms" that comes unique to HP printers. Now, that one let's you easily print out pre-made documents, like calendars, to-do lists, etcetera. Now, like I said earlier, the printer is equipped with 802.11 G wireless connectivity. And in our experience, it was really easy to set up, took about five minutes total. Now, there's also an Ethernet port on the back for the wired approach, and even a Bluetooth receiver that will work perfectly with HP's new iPhone printing app. So be sure to check that out as well. All right, so let's get down to the dirt. Benchmarks, right? Now this printer impressed us once again by outgunning the competition in all but the photo-printing test. At a fast 7.5 pages per minute for a full color PowerPoint presentation, you can be sure you won't be waiting around too long for a document to print on this guy. Now, the Photosmart did equally well with graphics and text, producing excellent quality photos, crisp lines, and smooth color transitions across a variety of media. Overall, this printer can easily satisfy the needs of a budding photographer that needs a device to bring their pictures to life. HP includes a bundle of programs to facilitate creativity and even walks through some of the more complicated features. So I'm Justin Yu, and this has been a sneak peak at the HP Photosmart Premium Fax All-in-One Printer. Thanks for watching. ^M00:02:07 [ Music ]

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