HP Photosmart 5520 all-in-one printer has simply been upgraded to the Photosmart 5520, by the enhancement of a duplex print engine and also improved cordless printing, for a range of smart phones. It manages to combine an inconspicuous style with an excellent feature set as well as an impressive turn of speed.
HP PHOTOSMART 5520 - DESIGN
The low-profile situation is a dark brown that could easily be mistaken for black and also has pleasantly spherical corners. Its top is healthy and lifts quickly to lots single sheets up to A4 onto the flatbed scanner.
Before the scanner, slightly to left of centre, is a 60mm touchscreen with single-function touch buttons down either side. Although fairly small, both screen and also switches are extremely sensitive and also it's less complicated to use these controls than to run some smart devices.
The control displays are properly designed and it's very easy to navigate using the symbols and also menu alternatives, despite the fact that the screen doesn't sustain multi-touch.
HP PHOTOSMART 5520 - FEATURES
Listed below the touchscreen, at the left-hand end of the front panel, a small flip-open cover hides a solitary sd card port, which could take both SD and also MemoryStick cards. While it's rather ingenious to have a combo viewers such as this, slotting the cards in can be awkward, as you need to hit the insertion angle fairly exactly.
The slim front panel folds down to become the feed tray, though there's no dust cover for the paper. The exact same tray takes both simple and photo sheets and pulls out from the front of the equipment for loading 15 x 10cm spaces.
A support pivots out from the front edge of the tray with a secondary assistance and also paper quit flipping over from its end. This is an unpleasant plan to capture printed web pages as well as considerably boosts the general footprint of the printer on the desk.
There's a solitary USB socket at the back, yet wireless is one of the most flexible connection as well as is simple to establish. Raise the scanner area up as well as the printhead, with its four private ink cartridges moves forward. It's really uncomplicated to eliminate as well as replace these cartridges.
HP PHOTOSMART 5520 - PERFORMANCE
HP rates the Photosmart 5520 at rates of 11ppm in black and 8ppm in colour. Our five-page black print finished in 39s, offering a rate of 7.7 ppm and also this enhanced to 8.8 ppm in both draft setting and in normal setting on the longer, 20-page record. Not 11ppm, yet not as well far off. Subjectively, this seems like a rapid printer, not waiting long either to start printing or to produce each web page.
One of the crucial brand-new features of this machine over its precursor is paired print and also our 20-page record printed as a 10-page, double-sided test, generated 4.4 sides per minute. HP appears to have done some work with ink drying times, as the delay between sides is down to just a few seconds.
The five-page colour graphics test provided 4.5 ppm, which is frustrating compared to the cases, however still well up compared to its price rivals. A single-page copy, which looked really much like the original, took a respectable 27s, and also 15 x 10cm photos took a minute, virtually irrespective of source, which is excellent.
The Photosmart 5520 Printer can publish from iphone and Android devices and also the Android App is intelligent enough to get the printer from chilly, without even an ask for a check. It additionally wireless published straight, as opposed to by means of ePrint, makings it quicker.
The prints we generated were excellent. Black message is some of the very best we've seen from an inkjet, sharp as well as dense, and also colour graphics are solid as well as intense. Image prints are all-natural, with excellent degrees of darkness information as well as colour variations, as in areas of sky, are smooth. A few of the very best outcomes we've seen from a sub-₤ 100 all-in-one.
Duplex web pages are immediately lowered in size, by between 5 as well as 10 percent, which is annoying, if you're attempting to produce a desktop published web page.