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HP Photosmart 8250

alaTest has collected and analyzed 155 reviews of HP Photosmart 8250. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the print quality and design. The usability and price also get good feedback, but there are some mixed views about the size. There are some critical opinions about the paper handling and noise.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP Photosmart 8250 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 user reviews of HP Photosmart 8250 from The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category on

51% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

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HP Photosmart 8250


The Photosmart 8250 boasts HP's new Scaleable Printing Technology. But does it actually offer any real world benefits? Simon Williams finds out.

Feb, 2011

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Sep, 2005

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The 8250 connects via card slots and PictBridge can print up to A4 and even onto special panoramic paper

A big step forward in efficient ink usage, and a good printer, too

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Paul Jasper (

HP Photosmart 8250


This full-featured printer is fast and well designed, but print quality falls short of other models.

Fast printing speeds, 2.5-inch color LCD for previewing photos

Text looked slate gray and blotted, Glossy photos looked oversaturated

The Photosmart 8250 has much to offer, including fast printing speeds, but it falls short on print quality.

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : Paul Jasper (

Hewlett-Packard HP Photosmart 8250


Photograph: Rick Rizner, Chris Manners

Fast printing speeds ; 2.5-inch color LCD for previewing photos

Text looked slate gray and blotted ; Glossy photos looked oversaturated

Fast at printing photos, the 8250 offers extensive software, but photo print quality was lower than on the other models.

Dec, 2005

Expert review by : David D. Busch (

HP Photosmart 8250 review


The HP Photosmart 8250, a replacement for the Photosmart 8450 , retains the 4,800x1,200dpi resolution, the long-life Vivera inks, and the relatively speedy printing of its predecessor but replaces the old print engine with a radically redesigned one....

Economical and fast when using the default settings; robust standalone operation; multiple connectivity options; Mac and Windows compatible.

Grainy prints; large and heavy.

Speed and economy make the HP Photosmart 8250 a reasonable choice for family photo printing.

Sep, 2005

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HP Photosmart 8250 Printer


Even a quick glance at the HP Photosmart 8250 ($199.99 direct) makes it clear that this is a photo printer first. If the PictBridge connector for cameras and the slots for memory cards don't give it away, the 2.5-inch color LCD for previewing photos or...

High-quality output. Good performance. Separate 4- by 6-inch tray makes it easy to switch between printing letter-size documents and 4- by 6-inch photos

Text quality, while good, is low for a photo ink jet. Photos are water- and smudge-resistant, not waterproof or smudgeproof

For photos, the HP Photosmart 8250 Printer offers fast printing and quality at the high end of very good, making it an excellent choice as a low cost photo printer. It also handles text and graphics well, making it a good pick as a single, all-purpose...

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HP Photosmart 8250 InkJet Printer


Fast, reliable, compact, excellent quality, and cheap

None at all ;

Will provide you with store quality prints for a low low price.

Jan, 2006

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Sep, 2005

Expert review by : James Galbraith (

HP Photosmart 8250


Though innovative, the Photosmart 8250 photo printer's key new features were a little disappointing. Fast speeds and durability were made less impressive by the quality of the printed output.

Very good print quality on certain media ; can print directly from many types of camera memory cards ; individual ink tanks are efficient

Prints on the new Advanced photo paper were unimpressive ; highest settings are required to remove visible dot patterns

The six Vivera inks in this printer differ substantially from the Vivera inks made for other Photosmart printers, which can print using up to nine inks from three cartridges. These are designed to work with HP's new Advanced Photo Paper, which promises...

Aug, 2005