The HP DeskJet 2722 is an all-in-one color inkjet printer designed for family use. It has a disappointingly high cost-per-print, making it a bad choice for small or home offices, especially if you print in black and white regularly. It prints terribly slowly for both black-only and color documents. Also, it has poor build quality, and people with large hands may struggle to reach the print heads, ink cartridges, and paper jams. On the bright side, it has decent connectivity options and a mobile app that lets you copy, scan, print, and perform maintenance tasks.
The HP DeskJet 2722 is disappointing for family use. Despite its cheap cartridge cost, its very low page yield gives it a very high cost-per-print for both black and color documents. On the plus side, it has a decent mobile app and a flatbed scanner with high resolution and color depth.
The HP DeskJet 2722 is awful for small or home offices. There's no automatic document feeder, it's very slow at printing, and its cost-per-print is disappointingly high. Also, it yields a small number of pages, so you may need to replace the cartridges often, especially if you print regularly.
The HP DeskJet 2722 is sub-par for students. The printing speed is awful for both black and color documents, and the cost-per-print is disappointingly high. On the plus side, it does have a flatbed scanner, but the hinges can't lift to accommodate a textbook or thick document.
The HP DeskJet 2722 is bad for black and white printing. Its black ink cartridge yields a small number of pages, so you may need to replace it often, especially if you print regularly. It's terribly slow at printing black-only text documents, and its cost-per-print is disappointingly high. There's no automatic document feeder and it can't perform duplex scanning.
The HP DeskJet 2722 isn't good for casual photos. Photos are very slow to print, and they come out a bit grainy and with inaccurate colors. While it can print on most common photo sizes, it can't print 2" x 3" photos.
The HP DeskJet 2722 printer has disappointing build quality and design. Instead of a paper tray, it has a rear feeder that doesn't hold many pages. Also, people with large hands may struggle to reach print heads since the horizontal opening is quite small. Paper jams can be accessed only by this front opening, and not from the back like on most printers. The scanner lid hinges can't be raised to accommodate thicker items like textbooks or magazines. On the plus side, its plastic body feels solid, and the power cable is detachable in case you need to replace it.
The HP DeskJet 2722 is fairly compact and shouldn't take up much space on a desk. Its size is identical to the HP DeskJet 2755.
The HP 2722 has a very small LCD screen that isn't touch-sensitive and can't be tilted for a better viewing angle. While it's hard to see when seated, the display has good horizontal viewing angles, so it's easy to read from the sides. It has icons that indicate the number of copies being made, the Wi-Fi connection, and the ink levels of both cartridges.
It has a terrible cartridge system. It yields a small number of pages, so you may need to replace the cartridges often. High-yield cartridges are available and should last longer, but we haven't tested them.
The HP DeskJet 2722 has passable scanner features. It doesn't have an automatic document feeder, and it can't perform duplex scanning, but it does have a flatbed scanner with high resolution and color depth. Unfortunately, its hinges can't raise to accommodate a textbook or thick document.
The printer has a rear input feeder that supports most common paper and photo sizes, but it can't print tabloid size or 2" x 3" photos.
This printer's cost-per-print is sub-par. While the cartridges themselves are affordable, you may need to replace them often, which increases the cost quickly.
Keep in mind that even if you only print in black, most inkjet printers continue using the color cartridge for servicing tasks, so you still need to replace it eventually.
The printing speed is bad. It prints very slowly, regardless of whether you're printing in black or color, and photos take over a minute and a half. The input tray only holds 60 pages, so you may need to refill it often if you print frequently. Also, double-sided printing isn't performed automatically, so you need to flip the document over and print your second page manually.
The photo printing quality is okay. Colors aren't very vibrant and blacks aren't very deep, but images look detailed and much less grainy than the HP Deskjet 2755.
These results are based on the actual physical photo, not the scanned image provided for reference above, which may not be representative of the printer's photo print quality.
The HP Deskjet 2722 has poor color accuracy. Most colors look really off from what they're supposed to look like, and it's noticeable in photos, too.
It has decent connectivity options. You can connect to it via USB cable or wirelessly through Wi-Fi, and it also supports Apple AirPrint and Mopria Print Service. Unfortunately, it doesn't support Bluetooth, and you can't print directly off a USB thumb drive or SD card.
The HP DeskJet 2722 is compatible with the HP Smart app. You can copy, scan, and print PDFs and photos directly from your mobile device, as well as perform maintenance tasks and check ink levels.
We tested the HP DeskJet 2722 in Cement, which is a Walmart exclusive. It's part of the HP DeskJet 2700 Series, and its model number changes slightly depending on the region and retailer, like the HP DeskJet 2724 and DeskJet 2725, and whether it includes an HP Instant Ink subscription period. You can see our unit's label here.
The HP DeskJet 2722 is a mediocre printer that performs similarly to the HP DeskJet 2755. It has a terrible page yield and a high cost-per-print, and it doesn't feel very well-designed. There are other options with much nicer photo quality, like the Canon PIXMA TS6420a.
The HP DeskJet 3755 and the HP Deskjet 2722 are both cheap inkjet printers. The 3755 prints faster and has better photo printing quality, making it a better choice for photos. However, it can't print borderless like the 2722 can. The 3755 is much more compact, which is great for tight spaces, and it still has a sheetfed scanner. On the other hand, the 2722 can print more pages before its ink runs out, meaning you'll spend less on ink in the long run. It isn't as compact, but it has a flatbed scanner, which allows you to scan more delicate documents or bulkier items.
The Canon PIXMA MG3620 is overall better than the HP DeskJet 2722. The Canon feels better built, has a higher page yield, a significantly lower cost-per-print, a faster printing speed, and nicer photo quality. On the other hand, the HP can print tabloid-sized pages, and it has better connectivity options.