The HP Photosmart 7520 e-All-In-One is an all-round printer that's suitable for home use or in small-business settings. Performance is terrific in most regards, but things really shine when it comes to producing high-quality photos.
Wi-Fi a must for web features. The 4.33-inch color touch screen is the hub of the user interface and has a well-organized icon-based menu from which users can access all the Photosmart 7520's features. Setup is straightforward. The e-All-In-One has some interesting web-based features, but those can only be accessed via Wi-Fi as the printer lacks an Ethernet connection -- an omission that irks some reviewers. You can also hook up the printer directly to a computer via USB.
High quality at better-than-average speeds. In tests by professional reviewers, the HP Photosmart 7520 e-All-In-One printer produced output at better-than-average speeds. While not blazingly fast, it was faster than some of the slower color laser printers. Scans and copy speeds are also above average for this type of printer.
Although all output from the HP Photosmart 7520 e-All-In-One is at the top-end of the inkjet printer range, this multifunction printer (MFP) really excels when printing photos. Testers at PC World, using the high-quality photo setting, found that their photos had "an elegantly cool color palette and excellent detail, even in dark areas." Monochrome graphics and text are sharp at the lowest print quality settings and "nearly laser-like" at the top settings.
Photo-centric home and office features. The HP Photosmart 7520 e-All-In-One printer has a wide range of features that enable it to work well in both home and small-business environments. This printer has the basic multifunction features of print, scan, copy and fax. The auto-duplex feature is also useful, although at just 125 sheets, the main paper tray supports only light printing without needing constant refilling.
The Photosmart 7520 also comes with HP's web-based apps. HP ePrint lets you email documents for printing directly from mobile or other devices. AirPrint (for printing from the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch over Wi-FI) is also supported.
The Photosmart 7520 supports photo printing in several ways. A separate photo paper tray holds up 20 sheets of up to 5-inch-by-7-inch photo paper. There are five ink cartridges, rather than the usual four. The extra color is a photo black, used on photos in addition to the standard matte black ink.
1. PC World
Review Credibility: Very Good The bottom line in this review is that the HP Photosmart 7520 e-All-in-One printer is a well-rounded MFP with good speed and all the features necessary for a small office. Jon L. Jacobi says that the touch screen control panel is "marvellously easy to use," and the Photosmart 7520 e's output quality is among the best that he's seen, for text, graphics and even photos.
Review: HP Photosmart 7520 e-All-in-One Printer Is a Fast Home Machine With Great Output Quality, Jon L. Jacobi, Oct. 5, 2012
Review Credibility: Very Good M. David Stone states that the pluses of the HP Photosmart 7520 multifunction printer are its high-quality output, its Wi-Fi capability and its large selection of features. However, he says that the printer is limited by low paper capacity and lack of Ethernet connectivity.
Review: HP Photosmart 7520 e-All-in-One, M. David Stone, Nov. 13, 2012
3. PC Advisor
Review Credibility: Good This UK site calls the HP Photosmart 7520 e-All-in-One printer a "well-rounded machine for a busy home or small office." Robin Morris says that the 7520 "doesn't stint on speed," and says that even the lowest quality mode of output is usable. He also likes the 7520's design, which he says resembles a 1960's modernist house.
Review: HP Photosmart 7520 e-All-in-One review, Robin Morris, Oct. 10, 2012