HP or Hewlett-Packard is now a popular name among the brands that produce printers. It is one of the topmost brands that can compete with its competitors with the exclusive range of printers they produce. Today we will be reviewing two printers of HP Smart Tank series – the HP Smart Tank 516 and the HP Smart Tank 530 printers – that are new in the market.
This article will erase all your confusions we often come across before buying a printer. In this article, we are going to show you the various features of these two printers and will help you understand the products in detail. If you want to choose between these two printers, you must consider reading this article.
HP Smart Tank 516 vs 530
The HP Smart Tank 516 and the HP Smart Tank 530 printers belong to the same series of inkjet printers produced by HP. This series is named HP Smart Tank 500 by the brand itself. All these printers of this series are useful for both home and office purposes.
Now come to the HP Smart Tank 516 and the HP Smart Tank 530 printers. On one hand, these printers share many similarities and on the other, they have some differences too. To understand these similarities and dissimilarities, we need to discuss their design, type of ink they use, connectivity features, speed and cost of printing, etc.
Design and Build Quality
Both the HP Smart Tank 516 and the HP Smart Tank 530 printers are compact in size and has attractive looks. But they are quite different in design and color. While the HP Smart Tank 516 printer comes in blue color, the HP Smart Tank 530 printer comes in black.
Both the printers have integrated ink tanks in each. These tanks are transparent and are placed at the front part of these printers that will help you easily check the ink levels. The scanners of both the HP Smart Tank 516 and the HP Smart Tank 530 printers are placed at the top part of them.
In terms of weight, the HP Smart Tank 516 differs from the HP Smart Tank 530 printer. While the HP Smart Tank 516 printer weighs only 5.14 kg, the other one weighs 6.19 kg.
There is a little difference between the size of the display screens of the HP Smart Tank 516 and the HP Smart Tank 530 printers. While the size of the LCD display screen of the HP 516 printer is around 2 inches, the HP Smart Tank 530 printer has a mono touchscreen of around 2.2 inches.
Both the HP Smart Tank 516 and the HP Smart Tank 530 printers are all – in – one printers with high speed printing features. The HP Smart Tank 516 printer can print up to 22 pages per minute in black or up to 16 pages per minute in color. The HP Smart Tank 530 printer can print the same amount of pages in both black and color within a minute.
High Page Yield
High volume page yield is another most important features for both the HP Smart Tank 516 and the HP Smart Tank 530 printers. Each of these printers has a high page yield of up to 18000 pages for monochrome and up to 8000 pages for colour.
Cost Per Print
Just like the speed of printing and page yield, the cost per print of both the HP Smart Tank 516 and the HP Smart Tank 530 printers is the same. They both require only 10 paise for a black and white print and only 20 paise for a colour print.
Both the HP Smart Tank 516 and the HP Smart Tank 530 printers can print with high quality. They both can print vibrant borderless photos. But in the matter of print quality or printing features, the HP Smart Tank 530 printer wins over the HP Smart Tank 516 printer. Because the HP Smart Tank 530 has an option of Voice Activation Printing, which the other printer lacks.
Both the HP Smart Tank 516 and the HP Smart Tank 530 printers can offer you multiple options to connect them with any printing device. With both of these printers, you will get reliable connectivity features, such as – Bluetooth LE, WiFi, WiFi Direct, USB 2.0, and the HP Smart App.
But in terms of processor speed, there is a significant difference between them. While the HP Smart Tank 516 printer has a processor speed of 800 MHz, the HP Smart Tank 530 printer has 1.2 GHz.
Conclusion- Which One Is Better?
After analysing the features of the HP Smart Tank 516 and the HP Smart Tank 530 printers, we can come to the decision that the HP Smart Tank 530 is, in many ways, better than the HP Smart Tank 516 printer. Voice Activation Printing and Automatic Document Feeder are the two features that make this printer more useful than the other one.
Prabir Mandal is the editor-in-chief of Printer Guru. He is in love with productivity devices, especially printers. His love for printers has made him open this blog where he can share all his knowledge about printers and the experiences he has gathered while using them.