HP’s First Envy “Inspire” Photo-Optimized All-in-One Printer, the 7955e

Solid family printing—if you subscribe to its ink


HP Envy Inspire 7955e All-in-One Printer Review at PCMag

HP Envy Inspire 7955e All-in-One Printer Review at PCMag

THE BOTTOM LINE

If you sign up for an HP Plus subscription, the Envy Inspire 7955e gains six months of free ink, making it a reasonable value for a home or home-office multifunction printer.

MSRP $269.99

PROS
    • Low running costs if used with Instant Ink and HP Plus subscriptions
    • Solid overall print quality
    • Warranty doubles from one year to two with HP Plus offer
CONS
    • Steep initial purchase price
    • Cost per page exceptionally high without Instant Ink
    • Sluggish print speed
    • Wasteful two-cartridge ink design
    • No flash memory device port

HP says that its Envy Inspire 7955e All-in-One Printer, a $269.99 multifunction inkjet designed for family rooms or home offices, comes endowed with “first-of-its-kind…advanced photo features.” More to the point, it comes with six free months of HP’s Instant Ink subscription or cartridge-delivery service if you sign up for the company’s HP Plus plan. (See our explainer about HP Plus and Instant Ink.) The subscription makes the Inspire 7955e’s operating cost low enough to make up for its purchase price, which is excessive when compared with several photo-centric competitors with higher capacities or longer feature lists. If you can make that tradeoff, there’s a lot to like about this AIO, despite its antiquated two- instead of four-cartridge design.


Read the entire review at PCMag.


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