HP STANDS FOR …..HAILSTORM OF PRINTERS
HP STANDS FOR …..HAILSTORM OF PRINTERS
2007-08-27 at 11:57:00 am #18622
HP stands for “Hailstorm of Printers”
like Christmas around here in printer-land! Epson and Canon recently
announced a huge bunch of printers and HP is joining in with its
announcement today of 15 printers. I’m telling you: Hailstorm of
Printers. Ready to hear about them? Get a snack…the list’s long.
On the home consumer side are a bunch of Photosmarts–standalone snapshot printers and all-in-ones–as well a Deskjet printer.
Photosmart A526 Compact Photo Printer: This portable little 4×6
snapshot printer features memory card slots, a 2.4-inch color display,
and one-touch red-eye removal. The fold-up paper tray and handle make
it a compact, easy-to-carry device. Available in September for $100.
Photosmart A626 Compact Photo Printer: The next step up in the snapshot
printer line lets you print 4×6 and 5×7 photos. The LCD is a
viewing-friendly 4.8 inches, and better yet, it’s touch-sensitive.
Using the included stylus, you can enhance photos, add messages or
graphics and frames, and remove red-eye. You can also set up the
pictures to stream as a slideshow. A handle and optional battery pack
(approximately 75 prints per charge) make it easy to tote around.
Available in September for $180.
# Photosmart A826 Home Photo
Center: This 4×6 and 5×7 printer brings the photo kiosk experience into
your home. The 7-inch touchscreeen lets you edit and enhance your
photos with graphics and borders using the included stylus. One nice
feature on this model is that the paper is stored within the printer,
so you don’t have to worry about it getting dusty if it’s been sitting
around for a while. Available in September for $250.
C4385 All-in-One: HP estimates this printer/scanner/copier prints up to
30 pages per minute in black and 23 pages per minute in color (draft
mode). It features memory cards, a 1.5-inch color display, and best of
all, built-in Wi-Fi connectivity. Available in September for $140.
Photosmart C6280 All-in-One: This printer/scanner/copier also offers
built-in networking, but not wireless. It prints black at up to 34
pages per minute and color at up to 33 pages per minute. The onboard
memory card slots, 2.4-inch color LCD, and dedicated 4×6 photo paper
tray allow you to print photos without touching your PC. Available in
September for $200.
# Photosmart C7280 All-in-One: Unlike the
previous two models, this one features built-in fax capability. The
automatic document feeder, auto duplexer, and wireless connectivity
make it a good fit for home users who want to consolidate home printing
with a bit of work functionality. It also offers a 2.4-inch LCD, memory
card slots, a dedicated 4×6 photo paper tray, and six-color printing
with individual ink cartridges. Available in September for $240.
Photosmart C8180 All-in-One: This model lacks fax, but does include a
built-in CD/DVD burner–you can save to or print from disc.
Additionally, the burner is LightScribe-enabled, so you can etch
professional-quality designs into the label side of discs. It also
features wireless connectivity, a 3.5-inch touchscreen, and built-in
Bluetooth for printing wirelessly from smart phones. Available in
September for $400.
# Photosmart D5360 printer: For those who don’t
need a scanner or copier, the D5360 offers just printing (and an auto
duplexer): 32 pages per minute in black and 24 pages per minute in
color (draft mode). A 1.5-inch LCD, memory card slots, and a photo
paper tray allow for PC-free photo printing. It can also print directly
on specially coated CDs and DVDs, for sticker-free labeling. Available
in September for $100.
# Deskjet 6988 series: This printer-only
series offers print speeds of up to 36 pages per minute in black and 27
pages per minute in color. Though it lacks memory card slots, you can
print from PictBridge cameras using the front-mounted USB port. It
comes network-ready with both wired and wireless connectivity. The
6988dt also offers an auto duplexer as well as a second paper tray for
increased input capacity. The Deskjet 6988 costs $130 while the Deskjet
6988dt costs $180. Both will be available in September.
second set of printers are geared toward small to medium businesses,
but HP’s generally low prices mean that busy home users and home office
users will appreciate them, too.
# LaserJet M2727 MFP series:
This is a series of mono laser multifunctions geared towards small
offices or workgroups of about 5 people. They ship with a 450MHz
processor and 64MB of RAM (upgradeable to 320MB). HP’s instant-on
technology means less wait for that first print out or copy. Optional
features include an auto duplexer, electronic stapler, and copy
collation. Available in November for $600 to $700, depending on
# Officejet Pro K8600 series: This color printer can
handle wide format prints (13×19 inches) and according to HP, produce
laser-quality prints–good for small companies who want to produce
marketing materials in-house. Networking, an auto duplexer, and
additional paper trays are all available add-ons. Available in January
for $300 to $400.
# Officejet H470 Mobile Printer series: This model
replaces the Deskjet 460c, which we reviewed recently. Print speeds are
up to 23 pages per minute in black and 16 pages per minute in color. If
you want to print wirelessly, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi adapters are
available as options. You can also print from PDAs, cameras, and memory
cards. Available in January fro $250 to $350.
P1005/P1006: This is a tiny and basic laser printer designed for use on
an individual PC via USB connection. The monochrome printer produces
prints at 15 pages per minute on the P1005 and 17 pages per minute on
the P1006. The P1005 comes with 2MB of RAM and the P1006 comes with 8MB
of RAM; both have a 266MHz processor. The P1006 also offers a manual
feed slot. Both will be available in the U.S. in December: $150 for the
P1005 and $180 for the P1006.
# LaserJet P1505 series: This home and
small business printer produces black prints at up to 24 pages per
minute. Optional Ethernet connectivity can support up to five users.
Available in December for $200 to $250.