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HP Photosmart A646

alaTest has collected and analyzed 126 reviews of HP Photosmart A646. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the noise and size. The design and performance also get good opinions, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the price. Many are less positive about the paper handling and reliability.

usability, performance, design, size, noise

reliability, paper handling

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP Photosmart A646 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Photosmart A646

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of HP Photosmart A646 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the usability. The price also gets good feedback.

price, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP Photosmart A646

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 91 user reviews of HP Photosmart A646 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Comments about the noise and design are overall positive. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, performance, price, design, noise

reliability

68% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Susan Silvius (techadvisor.co.uk)

HP Photosmart A646 review

 

The HP Photosmart A646 has some impressive features. Most snapshot printers take only one size of media, but the Photosmart A646 accepts three: 4 by 6 inches (the size of our test photos), 4 by 12 inches (panoramic), and 5 by 7 inches.

Is the HP Photosmart A646 the snapshot printer for you? Weigh the trade-offs. It falls a little short on flesh tones and ink costs. On the other hand, it lets you print on more sizes of paper than the competition, and it offers lots of fun, on-board...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Susan Silvius (macworld.co.uk)

HP Photosmart A646 review

 

Print photographs in three dimensions with the HP Photosmart A646

Accepts three photo sizes: 4 x 6in, 4 x 12in and 5 x 7in; good photo enhancement features via LCD including Pet-eye

No optional battery pack; orange flesh tones

So is the HP Photosmart A646 the snapshot printer for you? It falls a little short on flesh tones and ink costs. On the other hand, it lets you print on more sizes of paper than the competition, and it offers lots of fun, on-board editing options. We...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : M. David Stone (pcmag.com)

HP Photosmart A646 Compact Printer

 

The HP Photosmart A646 Compact Printer offers good-looking output and lots of connection choices.

Touch screen with generally well-designed menus. Prints 5-by-7s, 4-by-6s, and panoramas up to 4 by 12 inches.

Speed is acceptable but slow. Messages on the printer LCD and the approach to printing from a computer can be confusing.

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Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Susan Silvius (pcworld.com)

Hewlett-Packard Photosmart A646

 

The HP Photosmart A646 Compact Photo Printer offers a few surprising features for its midrange price ($150 as of 11/11/09). Compared with the Epson PictureMate Charm, which costs the same, the Photosmart A646 offers more versatility, but it falls...

Color touchscreen LCD ; Versatile paper handling; editing options

Orangey flesh tones ; No battery option

The wide variety of paper sizes and editing options available on the A646 may make up for a few other shortcomings.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Steven Leckart (wired.com)

HP's Easy Portable A646 Makes Printing Fun Again

 

Printers are boring you say? You've obviously never fired up an A646. Besides being not much bigger than a lunch box, this pipsqueak of a portable pumps out gorgeous, vibrant 5 x 7 pictures (or panoramas) via your camera's Bluetooth, USB, or memory...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Chris Thomas (printerinfo.com)

HP A646 Compact Photo Printer Review

 

If you're looking for a small printer that can handle most of your on-the-fly photo printing needs with notably good performance.

Great picture quality.; Can print up to 5 × 7 photos.; Bluetooth connectivity means printing from your smartphone

Can’t print larger than 5 × 7 photos

As far as compact photo printers go, the HP Photosmart A646 competes well with the better-performing models of the bunch, and with the added convenience of having all of the drivers stored on the machine itself, as well as the ability to print from a...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Chris Thomas (reviewed.com)

HP Photosmart A646

 

A small printer that can handle most of your on-the-fly photo printing needs with notably good performance.

As far as compact photo printers go, the HP Photosmart A646 competes well with the better-performing models of the bunch, and with the added convenience of having all of the drivers stored on the machine itself, as well as the ability to print from a...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by (consumersearch.com)

Printer for large-format photos

 

Reviewers say the chief advantage of the HP Photosmart A646 is its versatility. Unlike most compact photo printers, it can produce not only 4-by-6-inch snapshots but also 4-by-8's, 5-by-7's and 4-by-12 panoramas. It also offers a variety of editing...

Variety of photo sizes, variety of editing options, large touch screen, good connectivity

So-so print quality, slow print speed, high cost per print, no battery option, glitch-ridden software

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Susan Silvius (macworld.com)

Review: HP Photosmart A646 snapshot printer

 

HP's Photosmart A646 compact photo printer offers a few surprising features for its midrange price.

The Photosmart A646 has some impressive features. Most snapshot printers take only one size of media, but the Photosmart A646 accepts three: 4 by 6 inches (the size of our test photos), 4 by 12 inches (panoramic), and 5 by 7 inches. On the inside front...

Dec, 2009

Consumer review (alaTest.co.uk)

HP A 646

 

I used a HP A 646 in the US, has got lots of editing for pictures and additions, good use of the ink, I managed to print over 40 pictures with one cartrige, but it is unavailable in the UK,. I have been told it is discontinued here but just came out in...

brilliant little printer

cannot be purchased in the UK

Nov, 2010

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