Not that I’d expect to start scanning documents on my next cross-country flight, but during our latest press demo day, I was pretty taken with the HP Officejet 150. This petite all-in-one printer, on display in a mocked-up airplane seat, shows how a full-service printer can come with you – or just slip nice-and-easy into a tiny space in your home office. That’s the HP Officejet 150, for you.
Now, while I haven’t really had a chance to take this for a spin on my own yet (What am I gonna do? Take this with me on my next business trip and offer free prints / scans for everyone in first class? Hmmm.) Still, there are a number of things of note:
Did I mention that it’s the world’s first mobile inkjet all-in-one? With the emphasis on mobile. It weighs 6.5 pounds and measures 13.98- by 6.95- by 3.52-inches. That makes it about as big as a hard cover dictionary. At least the one that I used to use.
It prints up to 22 pages per minute black ink (18 pages per minute, color) For when you’re in a cab to meeting (or really late with that school report).
Built-in Bluetooth support. Meaning: You can print from many notebooks, phones and other crazy Bluetooth-sporting devices.
You can manage the print, scan and copy tasks from the 2.36-inch color touchscreen
It lets you scan to PC, email or a USB flash drive (so go on and make PDFs or JPGs up to 600dpi)
The Lithium-Ion battery can print up to 500 pages before needing a recharge. (BONUS:I It uses the same AC adapter as most HP laptops.)
Since it’s a portable deal, understand that this isn’t a flatbed (try fitting one of those into a backpack. I dare you) and it’s got a 50-sheet input tray. So don’t go thinking you’re printing up War and Peace on this.
From what I’ve been told, a single black ink cartridge (HP 98) will yield 440 pages while the Tri-Color Ink cartridge (HP 95) is good for about 330 pages. If / when I get my hands on one, I might have to print up a couple months’ worth of TheNextBench posts so that I can show my mom what I do for a living.
The Officejet 150 will be available this summer for $399 and you can count on my asking the powers-that-be if I can get a chance to play with one a little more. For the blog. Yeah, that’s it.