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HP OfficeJet 250 - Reviews, Prices, Specs and Alternatives

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Consumer Score
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HP OfficeJet 250 ranks #5 out of 215. It is in the top 10%.
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9.1
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Popularity Score
Critic Consensus Common points from expert reviews summarized.
Critic consensus:
The HP OfficeJet 250 is good for casual photos. Produced images have a decent amount of detail with impressively accurate colors. The printer lets you connect to USB, WIFI and Bluetooth from your laptop or computer. It's affordable to print photos, but replacing the color cartridge can get expensive, especially if you plan on printing in color a lot.
Opinion Breakdown
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Praised for [17 points]
Criticized for [5 points]
  • Expensive - 6 out of 10 experts mentioned this.
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    60%
    Expensive [6]
  • Lacks a USB Cable - 2 out of 10 experts mentioned this.
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    20%
    Lacks a USB Cable [2]
  • Heavier than Most Laptops - 1 out of 10 experts mentioned this.
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    10%
    Heavier than Most Laptops [1]
  • Too Big - 1 out of 10 experts mentioned this.
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    10%
    Too Big [1]
  • Single Document Scanner - 1 out of 10 experts mentioned this.
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    10%
    Single Document Scanner [1]
November 2021 Awards and Mentions Every month we consolidate opinions of key experts for every product category
Expert Reviews There are people on the Internet whose job is to review products. Below are their opinions.

Expert reviews [10]

88
Total expert reviews: 10
  • with a score: 5
  • without a score: 5
Highest score by Lifewire
94
Average score based on 10 reviews
88
Lowest score by Expert Reviews
80

Score distribution:

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  • Main functions of this HP all-in-one portable printer: scan, copy, easy portable printing wherever you need it, wireless Print from your laptop or mobile devices, 2. 65" Color touchscreen, auto document feeder, and more
  • Mobile printing: print from anywhere using your smartphone or tablet with the free HP ePrint app, easily connect to your printer with Bluetooth smart technology and Wi-Fi Direct
  • Easy portable printing wherever you need it. This durable, compact printer fits in your car, backpack, and more, for convenient printing anywhere. Start printing right out of the box with quick and easy setup
  • Reduce charging interruptions with a long-lasting battery. Charge from home, in your car or office, and more. Plug in your AC power source to charge within 90 minutes while the printer is off
  • Use Original HP 62 ink & HP 62XL cartridges for great results Print after print. Original HP ink prints up to 2x the pages as refilled cartridges
  • Use the 2. 65-Inch color touchscreen to print, scan and copy quickly and easily. Quickly print, copy, and scan multipage documents hands-free with the 10-page automatic document feeder
  • Paper sizes supported: Letter, legal, statement, executive, envelopes (no. 10, Monarch, 6 3/4 in), cards (3x5 in, 4x6 in, 5x8 in), photo (8x10 in, 5x7 in, 4x6 in, 3. 5x5 in)
  • One-year limited hardware backed by HP customer care, service and support; one-year TECHNICAL Phone Support
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print Printing
Print Speed - Black Print speed measures how many pages a printer can print in one minute—in pages per minute, or PPM. This is a manufacturer reported number, so keep in mind that it’s in their best interest to report th ... Show more
10 pages per minute
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Print Speed - Color
7 pages per minute
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First Page Out (Black) When printing in black-and-white, how long does it take for printer to print out first page? This number is particularly important when frequently printing small number of pages.
11 seconds
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First Page Out (Color) When printing in color, how long does it take for printer to print out first page? This number is particularly important when frequently printing small number of pages.
13 seconds
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Print Resolution (DPI, Black) DPI (dots-per-inch) is the simplest way to measure quality of print. Dots per inch quite literally means the number of dots of ink in one square inch of print area. Higher DPI means better print quali ... Show more
1200 x 1200
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Print Resolution (DPI, Color) When printing in Color, DPI of 600 is good for simple graphics and DPI of 1200 is good for photos.
4800 x 1200
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Supports HP ePrint Certain HP printers support a useful function called "ePrint" - it allows the user to send an email directly to the printer. This makes printing easier.
Yes
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Maximum Monthly Page Volume Duty cycle measures the maximum number of pages a device can print per month. It can range from 5,000 pages for low end, personal printers to 100,000 or more for high-tech office printers. If you prin ... Show more
500 pages
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Borderless Printing Border-less printing (aka edgeless printing, bleed printing) is an ability to print without no margins. This is most commonly used to print posters, leaflets and, of course, photographs. Borderless pr ... Show more
Yes
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Auto-Duplex Printing Duplex printing refers to the printer’s ability to print on both sides of a sheet of paper, or double-sided. When a printer is auto-duplex capable, it can print double-sided automatically. Manual dupl ... Show more
No
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scanner Scan, Fax, and Photocopy

The four main functions of printers are: printing, scanning, photocopying, and faxing. Either your device will be print only, print/scan/copy, or an all-in-one printer that does printing, scanning, copying, and faxing. Note that scanning and copying almost always come together, since the hardware for these features overlaps significantly. Generally speaking, all-in-one printers are larger, so those with space constraints may find this to be an inconvenience. Additionally, printers with a fax feature are typically more expensive. It would be wise to only consider this feature if you plan to fax often. If not, you’ll be satisfied with a print/scan/copy device.

Scanning Does this printer include a scanner?
Yes
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Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) The automatic document feeder, or ADF, is a tray that automatically feeds paper into the printer usually for scanning, copying, and sometimes faxing (if the printer has the fax feature). Once a job is ... Show more
Yes
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Scan to PDF Does this printer allow combining multiple scanned pages into a PDF?
Yes
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Scan to Searchable PDF Some printers have embedded OCR software that allows converting scans to searchable PDF documents.
Yes
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ADF Capacity Maximum number of pages that can fit into ADF tray for scanning/copying
10 pages
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Scan Resolution Measured in DPI (dots per inch). Higher resolution means better scan quality.
600 x 600
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Photocopying Can this printer be used as a photocopier?
Yes
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Max number of Copies When using the copier function, what is the maximum number of copies that the printer allows you to set in one go?
50 pages
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Copy Resolution (Black)
600 x 600
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Copy Resolution (Color)
600 x 600
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Copy Speed (Black) Measured in Pages per Minute
18 PPM
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Copy Speed (Color) Measured in Pages per Minute (PPM).
15.5 PPM
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Faxing Does this printer include the ability to send/receive faxes?
No
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wifi_tethering Connectivity

Network printers can be wired or wireless. A printer with a wired network connection uses an Ethernet cord that connects directly to your router. A wireless printer connects to your home or office Wi-Fi network. Any computer also connected to your network can use your printer, whether it’s wired or wireless. You will have to install software, or printer drivers, on the computer before you can print. Also, there is a setup process for the printer to get it on the network. If your printer is not wireless, you’ll need to connect it directly to your computer via USB cable, which is not ideal if you have multiple users that need the printer simultaneously.

Outside of Wi-Fi, there are a number of ways a device can connect to a printer. If the printer is not wireless, you’ll have to connect to your printer via USB cable. Some people prefer using the wired connection because it allows for faster data transfers and quicker printing. Depending on the speed of your Wi-Fi and how strong the signal is, it can take time for the document to send from computer to printer over the network. Using a wired connection eliminates this issue. Other connections you may have are: Ethernet for wired connection to your network; Airprint or Google Cloud Print for quick direct printing over the cloud/internet; USB hard drive or memory card to print directly from storage devices; or PictBridge to print directly from cameras.

Can Print from Mobile You may also be able to print directly from your smartphone or tablet through features like AirPrint and Google Cloud Print, or from a brand-specific mobile app like Brother’s iPrint&Scan app. If you ... Show more
Yes
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Can Print Over Wi-Fi
Yes
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Wifi Direct Wi-Fi direct allows your Wi-Fi-enabled devices, such as your smartphone, computer, or tablet, to connect to your printer without using a wireless router or network. You can connect to your printer dir ... Show more
Yes
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Supports AirPrint AirPrint allows you to print directly from certain Apple devices, such as an iPhone/iPad.
Yes
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Can connect with a USB cable
Yes
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Bluetooth Bluetooth is an alternative to Wi-Fi as a way to connect your printer to your computer, phone, or other device wirelessly. Some printers have built-in Bluetooth capabilities, though most printers are ... Show more
Yes
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video_label LCD

Printers with an LCD screen/display give you the option to control some settings directly on the printer, such as a one-touch print, scan, copy, or fax. You may also be able to adjust print quality, preview the print job, and/or view connection settings. Some screens are programmed to offer setup instructions for easy installation. For those who are not particularly tech savvy, this could be helpful.

LCD Screen Display Does the printer have an LCD display screen to preview the print job and settings?
Yes
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LCD Screen Size If the printer has an LCD screen, what is the size of that screen?
2.6 inches
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Colored Display
Yes
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Touch Screen Commands Does the printer feature a touch screen for easy command input?
Yes
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Software
Memory Capacity Internal memory, storage, or memory capacity in a printer will all mean the same thing—the amount of print data the printer can store in the print queue. When you send multiple documents to the printe ... Show more
256 MB
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Memory Capacity - Maximum
128 MB
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Physical Features
Weight

6.5 lbs
 
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Dimensions
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Noise Level How loud a printer can be is measured in the standard sound unit called decibels, or dB. The higher the dB rating, the louder the machine is. Also, the closer you are to the machine, the louder it wil ... Show more
50.7 dB
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Paper
Supported Paper Sizes Not all printers can handle all sizes of paper. If you plan to print photos, envelopes, labels, or other variations from the typical 8.5x11" letter paper, you’ll need a printer that has settings to su ... Show more
  • A4
  • A5
  • A6
  • B5 (ISO)
  • B5 (JIS)
  • Envelopes (A2)
  • Envelope (C5)
  • Envelope (C6)
  • Envelope (DL)
  • photo (10 x 15 cm)
  • photo (L)
  • photo (2L)
  • Japanese Postcard
  • Ofuku Hagaki
  • custom size 3 x 8.5 to 4 x 14 in
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Number of Trays How many paper trays does the printer have?
1
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Paper Tray Capacity Paper tray capacity indicates the maximum number of sheets of paper that fit in the tray or document feeder. The main tray will likely hold the most paper; the printer may also have one or more backup ... Show more
50 sheets
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Other Info
Power Consumption For the energy conscious, or those looking to cut down their power bill, the amount of power your printer consumes may be a concern to you. At different stages, such as in standby mode, while actively ... Show more
  • 0.14 watts (Manual-Off)
  • 3.4 watts (Standby)
  • 0.81 watts (Sleep)
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Energy Star Qualified Energy Star is a set of standards that aims to reduce energy consumption of various devices. If a device is Energy Star qualified, it will consumer less energy to operate and is more environmentally f ... Show more
Yes
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From Manufacturer Manufacturer-provided product description, urls and documents.
EAN Numbers: 0889894442543, 0889894442550, 0889894442604
Model Numbers: 2M33V95, CZ992A
UPC Numbers: 889894442543, 889894442550, 889894442604
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HP OfficeJet 250 is a very popular option in the middle of the printers price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling printers and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Epson WorkForce WF-2660 or Brother J460DW .

HP OfficeJet 250 was released in 2019. There are a couple newer printers on the market. Show newer Printers

HP OfficeJet 250 is $40.30 more expensive than the average printer ($379.86).

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