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The era of "jack-of-all-trades, master of none" all-in-one printers are long gone. Today the problem is solved by the introduction of multifunction machines that scan, copy, print, and fax without making sacrifices in output quality, speed, or usability. The HP Photosmart 2710 All-in-One is one such model compared with printers such as the Lexmark P6250. This HP prints beautiful text and photos; it copies in black and color; and it does a acceptable work of scanning. This machine's built-in separate fax won't subject you to the burden of faxing through your computer, either. What's more, the 2710 does all of these tasks at a brisk clip, and it comes with built-in wired and wireless networking. It's considerably more costly than the extremely user-friendly but old-performing Lexmark P6250. If your budget is tight and you don't need wireless networking, check out the great Epson Stylus CX6600 instead. On the other hand, if the sky's the limit pricewise and you demand a legal-size scanbed plus two-sided printing, look to the HP OfficeJet 7410 All-in-One. But for a small wireless office or a home network with limited desk space, the HP 2710 might be just right. Most contemporary all-in-ones are cast from the same mold, and the HP Photosmart 2710 All-in-One is no exception. Measuring 18.4 by 14.6 by 8.35 inches (WDH) and weighing 18.75 pounds, it resembles a personal photocopier. Two-toned charcoal-and-silver plastics give it a sleek, professional look. HP stacks the 150-sheet input tray on top of the 50-sheet output tray; these trays protrude a discreet 3 inches from the front panel, but they're clumsier to work with than those on other printers, such as the higher-end HP OfficeJet 7410 All-in-One. The stiff, hard-to-maneuver plastic guides that slide to fit your chosen paper size, as well as the clumsy output tray, combine to make inserting paper harder than it should be--especially 4x6-inch photo paper, which requires delving into the nether reaches of the input tray
The era of "jack-of-all-trades, master of none" all-in-one printers are long gone. Today the problem is solved by the introduction of multifunction machines that scan, copy, print, and fax without making sacrifices in output quality, speed, or usability. The HP Photosmart 2710 All-in-One is one such model compared with printers such as the Lexmark P6250. This HP prints attractive text and pictures; it copies in black and color; and it does a acceptable work of scanning. This machine's built-in separate fax won't subject you to the burden of faxing through your computer, either. What's more, the 2710 does all of these tasks at a brisk clip, and it comes with built-in wired and wireless networking. It's considerably more costly than the extremely user-friendly but old-performing Lexmark P6250. Ever since I bought it,this printer worked out flawless for my wireless network at home. I have 3 desktops and a laptop computer, the problems of printing from all of them with ease is solved by this machine.Initially, I had many issues with printing with old HP Photosmart 1000 that was rock solid in it's reliability which I had before. I did some enquiry on the different printers on the market at the time and discovered that this one was what we needed. The plus being that it was an HP, had a Lexmark before the PS-1000 and it always had problems with feeding the paper. The 2710 is great because everybody has easy access to it, the quality and speed of printing is exceptional.
The multifunction device market is now crammed with many exciting new products however when I first bought my HP printer it was superb and spent a long time being my favourite office gadget before it got discontinued.
The PhotoSmart 2710 is pretty similar to the cheaper 2610, but there's one obvious difference: it comes with embedded 802.11b/g wireless LAN, as well as 10/100 Ethernet.
As an inkjet printer, the PhotoSmart 2710 is brilliant for the time it was new. Pages zip through at 18ppm on the Draft print setting. Quality is mostly good, with only the occasional error from the print heads. You can change the setting but this caused the machine to be slower.
The results are very good even though it takes longer to get pages through on higher settings. Text documents are up to just about any purpose, if not quite laser quality, with dark and solid characters. Large blocks of solid colour showed no banding or break up (except in the Draft setting), and photos printed with fantastic detail: colours were vibrant and well defined, and skin tones natural.
It is worth getting the optional skink colour photo cartage if a high grade image is important. It greatly increases the available colour gamut, and adds a rich quality to the prints - a lot more than the three-ink colour cartridge.
The PhotoSmart 2710 can also benefit from a grey cartridge which makes little difference to the overall print time. You can then get a better image with things like monochrome. These feature twice the number of print nozzles, thus doubling the amount of ink sprayed onto the page with each pass of the print head.
Elsewhere, the 48-bit, 2,400 x 4,800dpi flatbed scanner is capable of superb, results and offers a decent 220 x 297mm maximum document scan size.
As with all PhotoSmart models though, the supplied software does take quite a while to install. However, it's a one-off inconvenience, so use this time to familiarise yourself with the many pages of the user guide.
I found the paper tray a little weak and wobbly, but this is otherwise a sturdy and well-built machine that doesn't take up much room on the desk. It's full with features, including colour faxing, a video-freeze option that prints each frame like a storyboard, borderless photo printing and a reader for every common variety of memory card. There's even a huge 3.5in TFT screen to make operation with or without a PC that much easier, including basic photo-editing functions.
The only real problem here is the price tag.
Use this wonderful machine for almost two years. It and the scanner and printer in one word (multi-functional ). Included are the cartridges, I haven't bought them, I got them and stand. Tuck is very simple with a syringe. It really saves money. Photos are very high quality. No need to pay in salons. The scanner is excellent. It is fast and does its job 100%. The printer has a card reader, if you put something on the computer, it is very long, so its use was not particularly necessary. The screen was exactly what I wanted color and bright. Touch buttons around it look great, and the controls are easy to understand. Slot sheets of paper 60 A4, which are placed in the front of the printer. After the printer will cause the image on the sheet, it will be released over the net leaves the paint up. Thus it is not going to pollute clean sheets and he would have time to dry until nanetta image on the second sheet. Now I should mention advantages:
- speed black and white printing 22 pages per minute;
- speed color printing 21 pages per minute;
- economical, if you fill yourself;
- excellent prints pictures, very high quality;
"he's not big and beautiful in appearance;
- color display
- touch buttons controls;
- have a scanner;
- made with high quality;
reader feature, you can print photos direct from a flash drive;
- prints quickly
During the work of them were. Excellent IFIs, would recommend! A great option for home use.