The HP C5X25 Deskjet 1513 Printer with Scanner and Copier is a great little machine with no frills or fancy features, but it completes the tasks of printing, scanning and copying. It’s easy to set up, and the pages come out clear. It’s great printer for a small office or for a student’s homework.
-All-in-One printer, copier, and scanner
-prints up to 20 ppm (black) or 16 ppm (color)
-fast and simple setup
-use with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Wndows XP SP3 or higher (32 bit only)
-Dimensions: 6.2” x 12” x 16.7” – 16 lbs
-ships only within the US and to APO/FPO addresses
-USB cable included
This model is a basic printer/scanner/copier, which sets up in only minutes. You can’t beat the HP C5X25 Deskjet 1513 for price and functionality. It’s trouble-free: just turn it on, plug in the USB port, and you’re ready for business. It comes with an installation CD, or you can download the software from a website. The color printing aspect adjusts itself, so there aren’t a lot of test pages wasting paper and ink.
This machine is a nice lightweight, compact printer for small jobs. It produces good copies and jams infrequently. It comes with everything you need, except paper. It’s ideal for anyone who needs a backup printer, or if you have a small office, or a young person with homework assignments.
One problem with the HP C5X25 Deskjet 1513 Multifunction Color Photo Printer is that, while the machine itself is inexpensive, the ink isn’t – and it uses ink pretty fast! The scanner will work even if the printer is out of ink, but it won’t print unless both of the ink cartridges are at least half full. It comes with a small amount of ink initially, so you’ll have to buy more within a short time.
Because this is an inexpensive, basic machine, there is a list of things the HP C5X25 Deskjet 1513 just won’t do. It doesn’t support wireless printing. You can’t email the device and print “from anywhere.” It will print only via a USB cord. Unless you buy a printer with an “e-print” button on console, you can’t set it up to print wirelessly from a phone or tablet. A few other negatives: there’s no printed instruction manual; the CD for the software won’t work for a Mac; it’s hard to print envelopes; and it doesn’t do faxes at all.
If you want to look at a few other all-in-one printers, check out our review of the Canon PIXMA MX922 Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner, Copier and Fax or the Canon PIXMA MG5520 Wireless All-In-One Color Photo Printer.
The HP C5X25 Deskjet 1513 does what’s designed to do: print, copy, and scan. Anyon wanting more should invest in a more expensive machine. You do get what you pay for, after all. That being said, this is an ideal printer for a small office or for a student.