HP’s printing solutions span a wide area of markets, so there are different ranges that are targeted at different markets. The OfficeJet line is designed specifically for SoHos (Small Office / Home Office) segment. Every printer manufacturer out there has printers designed for this market. A typical SoHo environment would have between 5 and 15 users using the printer on a regular basis. Efficiency of printing and value-for-money is essential, but at the same time, the printer shouldn’t be overpriced either. HP’s OfficeJet 7500A is one of these printers. It’s an A3 inkjet all-in-one printer with a whole bunch of features put in it.
The OfficeJet 7500a is capable of doing everything from printing, scanning, faxing and copying. HP claims a print resolution of 4800 x 1200 dpi and there’s support for A3 printing, as well. The scanner component supports a scan resolution of 4800 dpi, which on paper makes it sound like a very impressive printer. The list of connectivity options is also quite impressive and it should cover pretty much everything that a SoHo might require. Apart from the standard USB option, you can also set it up as a network printer using the Ethernet connectivity; it also supports Wi-Fi 802.11n connectivity.
Scores well in the design and build quality
If you wish to print photos directly from your camera’s memory card, that too is possible. It has a memory card reader that supports almost every memory card format out there with CompactFlash being the only one missing. It’s also missing a USB reading feature which is unusual for a product this expensive.
Design and Build Quality
The A3 printer due to its larger format is large and also pretty heavy. Most of the ports for the memory cards are placed in front, which makes it easily accessible. The upper surfaces of the printer have a glossy finish, while the rest of it has a matte finish. Overall, the build quality of the printer isn’t too shabby.
Getting used to the printer might take a while. Being a slightly advanced printer, there are more features and also more paper trays. The paper feed trays are a little confusing at times as they are all over the place. However, they are quite well built and aren’t flimsy at all. The user interface looks good, although it’s not as intuitive as the interface we’ve seen on some of Canon’s recent printers. While it looks good, the interface is too slow in operation. Also, the All-in-One’s response to commands is quite delayed.
Sluggish interface and a less respnsive touchpad