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Should You Buy an HP Inkjet Printer?

Matthew
Updated 01 October 2020
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should you buy an HP Inkjet Printer?

HP is well known for its PC monitors, laser printers, photo printers and webcams.

If you are wondering how HP inkjet printers compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared 480+ inkjet printers by objectively and impartially analysing 800+ user and expert reviews and 10 awards from hundreds of different review sites.

HP are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular inkjet printers. Their inkjet printers start at $49 for the Envy 5010 which has a print speed (colour) of 7ppm and is a 4800 x 1200 inkjet printer and go up to $5,399 for the DesignJet Z5200 which has a print speed (colour) of 29ppm and is a 1200 x 2400 inkjet printer. The average price of a new HP inkjet printer is $512.

HP are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular inkjet printers.

Is HP the Best Inkjet Printer Brand?

So are HP inkjet printers any good? We give every inkjet printer a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all inkjet printers we are able to impartially rank all the inkjet printer brands.

HP is ranked the No. 1 best inkjet printer brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that HP is the actually best inkjet printer brand out there.

#1
HP
United States
95%
95%
2 reviews
#2
Japan
88%
88%
187 reviews
#3
Japan
82%
82%
453 reviews
#4
Japan
73%
73%
73 reviews
#5
Xerox
56%
56%
0 reviews
#6
Ricoh
56%
56%
0 reviews
#7
Zebra
52%
52%
0 reviews
#8
Lexmark
United States
52%
52%
0 reviews

Let's look at how HP inkjet printers compare to the other inkjet printer brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection
All inkjet printer Brands
HP Inkjet Printers

There's a wide selection of HP inkjet printers available compared to other inkjet printer brands, with over 40 HP inkjet printers currently on the market in the US. At an average purchase price of $512, HP inkjet printers also tend to be more expensive than most other inkjet printer brands however they are still a popular choice with consumers.

The average review score for a HP inkjet printer is 82%.

HP have better reviews than the typical inkjet printer brand, with the average rating of a HP inkjet printer being 82%. HP have a number of great features including Instant Ink Ready which sets them apart from the competition.

No. Of Inkjet Printers
Average Price
$210
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $5,499
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No. Of Inkjet Printers
Average Price
$512
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $3,249
Price Distribution of HP Inkjet Printers

What Do the HP Inkjet Printer Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every HP inkjet printer to work out the average distribution of reviews for HP and then compared this to the other inkjet printer brands.

5 stars
1
4 stars
1
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
HP has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its inkjet printers than most other brands.

Over 100% of expert reviews for HP inkjet printers are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 91% across all inkjet printer brands.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to HP inkjet printers by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other inkjet printer brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Canon Epson Brother HP Kodak
Les Numeriques.com logo
83%
7 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
75%
4 reviews
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
PC Mag logo
75%
2 reviews
80%
3 reviews
PC Welt.de logo
75%
5 reviews
gadgetspeak.com logo
82%
5 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
80%
3 reviews
90%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
90%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
ichip.ru logo
80%
2 reviews
digitalfotoforalla.se logo
89%
2 reviews
Digital Versus logo
70%
2 reviews
computershopper.com logo
75%
2 reviews
computerbild.de logo
75%
1 review
79%
1 review
Chip.de logo
88%
2 reviews
Techradar logo
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
pcpro.co.uk logo
83%
1 review
pcforalla.idg.se logo
80%
1 review
pcworld.pl logo
60%
1 review
pc-magazin.de logo
79%
1 review
allesbeste.de logo
80%
1 review
goldfries.com logo
90%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
70%
6 reviews
67%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
Average
78%
48 reviews
81%
11 reviews
80%
4 reviews
82%
2 reviews
80%
1 review

How Many Industry Awards Have HP Inkjet Printers Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 1 industry award for an HP inkjet printer. The table below compares the number of awards received by HP to other popular inkjet printer brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

HP has won 1 award for its inkjet printers.

Compare all award winning inkjet printers

Number of Awards Canon Epson Brother HP Kodak
computershopper.com logo
2
Expert Reviews logo
1
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
2
au.pcmag.com logo
1
druckerchannel.de logo
1
goldfries.com logo
1
itpro.co.uk logo
1
PC Mag logo
1
pcforalla.idg.se logo
1
pcpro.co.uk logo
1
techadvisor.co.uk logo
1
Total
8
4
1
1

Features to Look Out For On HP Inkjet Printers

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of HP inkjet printers that set them apart from the competition. These include Instant Ink Ready.

HP Instant Ink Ready

HP inkjet printers that feature Instant Ink Ready include the HP Envy 5010 ($49), the HP DeskJet 2622 ($100) and the HP DeskJet 2630 ($0).

What is the Best Mid-Range HP Inkjet Printer?

HP OfficeJet Pro 9010

$139.99
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HP OfficeJet Pro 9010
4800 X
1200
DPI
18ppm
PRINT SPEED
22ppm
PRINT SPEED
4
PRINT
CARTRIDGES
250 Sheets
STANDARD
INPUT
60 Sheets
STANDARD
OUTPUT

A great mid range choice, priced at $139.99 is the HP OfficeJet Pro 9010, which has a Kagoo Score of 83.

Features We Love:
Fast print speed (colour) (18ppm)
Supports colour printing
Big standard input capacity (250 sheets)
Wi-Fi
Supports borderless printing

A bargain price and fully featured 18ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet. It supports colour printing and borderless printing and has a Wi-Fi and a standard input capacity of 250 sheets.

84
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Popularity
Quite Popular
82
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent

The cheapest price that we could find for the OfficeJet Pro 9010 in the US is $139.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best High End HP Inkjet Printer?

HP PageWide Pro 477dw

$579.50
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HP PageWide Pro 477dw
1200 X
2400
DPI
40ppm
PRINT SPEED
40ppm
PRINT SPEED
4
PRINT
CARTRIDGES
500 Sheets
STANDARD
INPUT
300 Sheets
STANDARD
OUTPUT

If you're looking for a high end HP inkjet printer then the HP PageWide Pro 477dw takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 75, but is a bit more expensive at $579.50.

Features We Love:
Fast print speed (colour) (40ppm)
Fast print speed (black) (40ppm)
Supports colour printing
Big standard input capacity (500 sheets)
Big standard output capacity (300 sheets)

A fully featured but only moderate value for money 1200 x 2400 DPI inkjet printer. It has a Wi-Fi, a print speed (black) of 40ppm and a standard output capacity of 300 sheets and supports colour printing.

81
Features
Fully-Featured
67
Value for Money
Good
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the PageWide Pro 477dw in the US is $579.50 and in total we found 4 prices for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice HP Inkjet Printer?

HP Officejet Pro 8210

$76.63
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HP Officejet Pro 8210
1200 X
2400
DPI
18ppm
PRINT SPEED
22ppm
PRINT SPEED
4
PRINT
CARTRIDGES
250 Sheets
STANDARD
INPUT
150 Sheets
STANDARD
OUTPUT

At only $76.63 and with a Kagoo Score of 88 the HP Officejet Pro 8210 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Supports colour printing
Wi-Fi

A fully featured and bargain price 18ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet printer. It supports colour printing and has a Wi-Fi.

87
Features
Fully-Featured
90
Popularity
Very Popular
87
Value for Money
Very Good
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent

The cheapest price that we could find for the Officejet Pro 8210 in the US is $76.63 and in total we found 5 prices for it.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy an HP Inkjet Printer?
Is HP the Best Inkjet Printer Brand?
What Do the HP Inkjet Printer Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have HP Inkjet Printers Received?
Features to Look Out For On HP Inkjet Printers
HP Instant Ink Ready
What is the Best Mid-Range HP Inkjet Printer?
What is the Best High End HP Inkjet Printer?
What is the Best Budget Choice HP Inkjet Printer?

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