Reviews and Problems with HP Photosmart eStation C510
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HP Photosmart eStation C510a Review
2 June 2011
Conclusion: In general, the HP Photosmart eStation is a great multifunction printer. It’s especially ideal for family use, and will undeniably meet your printing (photo and text), scanning, copying, and faxing (if you even need that) needs. The Zeen, which may initially feel like a bulky, gimmick addition to the printer, actually has a variety of useful purposes, and we can see the built-in Web apps getting enough use to be considered valuable.
Pros: Unique tablet interface offers intuitive UI, helpful printer settings, useful bonus apps, Impressive photo printing, designated photo tray, Bright, responsive touchscreen, Wi-Fi for portability, Photo gallery service for showing off and printing photos
Cons: Lack of physical controls on eStation can be disorienting, Loud, Expensive – you’re paying for the tablet’s novelties, not an outstanding printer, No USB port
Summary: Even though $299 for a printer is on the pricey side, HP bundles an 7-inch Android tablet with its PhotoSmart eStation C510 for about $120 more than other all-in-ones. You also get HP's convenient ePrint service, Apple AirPrint support, and a iPrint app that works well with both iOS and Android devices. However, the Zeen tablet has limited functionality, and the C510 itself offers sluggish Wi-Fi printing speeds and produces somewhat dark photos.
Pros: Modern design, Two-sided printing, Prints fast, Can e-mail print jobs via ePrint, Supports Apple AirPrint
Cons: Glitchy tablet touch interface, Prints relatively dark photos, Sluggish Wi-Fi printing speeds, Noisy
Summary: For all the cool points the HP Photosmart eStation C510 earns for Web-connectivity features like ePrint and the detachable Android-powered Zeen, we're holding off on our recommendation until HP drops the price and fixes the user interface bugs and network errors that marred our testing.
Cons: Android-based tablet can't access Android Marketplace; onscreen menu lacks print progress tools; problematic Zeen prone to touch-screen mistakes, system hang-ups, and browser process errors; lacks proper setup instructions.
Excerpt: The HP Photosmart eStation C510 is one of HP's newest Internet-connected ePrint printers. This model has a detachable 7-inch Google Android-powered tablet that lets you browse the Internet and much more. Print quality is quite good and the wireless Web printing makes this model a reasonable competitor.
Pros: Lots of multimedia features, ePrint wireless printing, 7-inch Zeen Android tablet, Good photo & text quality
HP Photosmart eStation review: This printer uses a portable 7in touchscreen Android tablet and prints detailed photos
Good Gear Guide.au
22 February 2011
Summary: The HP Photosmart eStation All-in-One multifunction inkjet printer has great specifications and can produce good quality photos and documents. However, we think that touchscreen tablet interface is far too complicated and full of features for its own good.
Pros: Good photo quality, good document print quality
Cons: Tablet interface is far too complicated, touchscreen is not very responsive, no Ethernet port, no automatic document feeder
Review: HP Photosmart eStation all-in-one C510 printer
18 February 2011
Excerpt: Who gets excited about printers? Printers, after all, are pretty straightforward and somewhat "dumb" devices, right? Even the all-in-one multifunction models focus on a handful of tasks. Print, copy, scan and fax, no biggie. Well, HP's Photosmart eStation C510 has our heart racing. This all-in-one , which comes with its very own (sorta kinda) Android tablet called the Zeen, is probably the smartest printer we've ever seen.
Summary: You've got to hand it to HP: when the company decides to rethink printing, it thinks big. Its HP Photosmart eStation weds a fast, capable colour inkjet multifunction with a unique extra: the Zeen, a removable touchscreen control panel running the Google Android 2.1 operating system and offering some limited, tablet PCs-like functionality, including web browsing and E-book reading.