The Good Excellent photo-quality prints. Very easy to use. Wireless/Ethernet connectivity. Very quiet during printing.
The Bad ...and very noisy afterwards. No document feeder.
The Bottom Line The C6380 is a versatile, relatively inexpensive all-in-one option for a home or small office. Excellent photo prints and black and white documents make the investment worth it, but do consider the ongoing cost of consumables in the overall package.
HP Photosmart C6380
Though the design of an all-in-one is unlikely to stir any sort of emotional response within us, the C6380 is nevertheless a very attractive unit, bedecked in a crisp white finish with silver accoutrements. Paper consumables are all accessed from two trays at the front, with A4 paper sitting on the lowest shelf, and smaller photo papers loaded from the higher shelf, within a plastic container that is drawn into the unit during the printing process.
At a moderate 7.45kg, the C6380 is relatively lightweight, though the materials do not feel cheap. Sporting a 2.4-inch tilting screen at the top left and a flat bed scanner across the top of the unit, both feel sturdy rather than flimsy.
As an all-in-one, the C6380 has print, scan and copy functionalities (but no fax). Extra connectivity is provided through wireless (802.11b/g), Ethernet, and an optional Bluetooth adapter (not provided).
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