Leader of the Pack

Monday, November 9, 2009

The HP Photosmart Premium TouchSmart leaves nothing to be desired. It is the first printer that allows you to connect to the internet. The machine also boasts a 4.33" touch screen that can easily be customized to include all of your favorite apps. The touchscreen on this machine is as responsive as most touch screen phones and doesn't take much getting used to, actually when you do start using it you'll wonder how you ever lived without it. With a few taps it will get you whatever you need.

There is also Bluetooth connectivity so you can directly print from a cell phone. I tested out the image quality while at the #hpwebprinter event and surprisingly it's amazing even from a measly 2 megapixel camera. It enlarged my picture from a 2.5" screen to a 8.5" by 11" piece of paper and I couldn't see any pixilation. It made my jaw drop!

Along with the neat hardware features, the software on this machine was amazing. The apps were extremely intuitive and worked hand in hand. Since this is the first home printer that can do all of these things, most apps are still being worked on but they are still great, they did what they said and were supposed to do, so really what can you complain about?

The price tag is a bit heavy at $399 but it is definitely worth every penny!

3 comments:

Cat @ Mom Talk with 3 Kids and Us November 9, 2009 at 9:52 PM  

That sounds like a pretty awesome printer. I've never heard of ones that let you print directly from your cell phone.

AngelaAtHP November 10, 2009 at 8:23 AM  

Thanks so much for spending the day with HP. We're thrilled that you loved your test-drive of the new HP Photosmart Premium with Touchsmart Web.

The HP Web Printer features variety of web-enabled HP Apps from partners such as Google, Fandango, Disney, Coupons.com, USA Today, Dreamworks, Snapfish, Nickelodeon and more.

Plus, the web-connected HP Apps, IPrint Photo, Bluetooth connectivity, plus slots for memory cards and thumb-drives, mean that you can use the built-in Touchsmart touchscreen display to easily print photos and lots of useful content and creative projects without a PC.

By the way, HP and select retailers are currently offering an instant $60 savings. Plus, if you trade in your current printer for recycling, you can get an additional $50 toward the purchase of the Photosmart Premium with Touchsmart Web -- a total savings of $110.

For more info -- and if your friends and readers want to take an online test drive -- please visit www.hp.com/touchprinting.

Lester November 20, 2009 at 8:46 AM  

HP printers are pretty cool, my last 2 or 3 printers have been from HP and have lasted many years with out problem.

If you have a wireless HP printer and an iPhone then there is an app in the iPhone store to enable you print directly from the phone. Its pretty cool to take picture from the phone and send it to the printer without having to connect up via itunes.

My only moan is the cost of ink. Buying two ink cartridges is almost the cost of a new printer

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