updated 01:55 pm EDT, Tue August 28, 2007
HP offers mobile, lasers
In addition to several new consumer-oriented printers, HP today unveiled several additions to its office-targeted line of printers and scanners. The new products include what the company is calling the fastest mobile printer, a 35 page-per-minute inkjet, three new laser printers and a multifunction laser printer series, a sheet-fed scanner, and a flatbed scanner. In addition, HP debuted enhanced versions of HP Easy Printer Care Software and HP Marketing Resources software, as well as a new USB network print adaptor. The HP Officejet H470 Mobile Printer, which the company claims is the industry's fastest mobile printer, allegedly delivers print speeds of up to 23 pages-per-minute black and 16 pages-per-minute color. It offers optional wireless connectivity and a lithium-ion battery that prints up to 480 pages per charge. The new mobile printer is priced at $250 an won't be available until January 2008.
Also new are the LaserJet P1005 and P1006 (priced at $150 and $180 respectively), the company's smallest and most compact laser printers, which use a new monochrome spherical toner. The HP LaserJet P1505 Printer, priced at $200, also features the spherical toner, quick first page out functionality and print speeds up to 24 pages-per minute. The HP LaserJet M2727 MFP (multifunction printer), priced at $600, uses "Instant-on" for a fast first page out and sports enhanced network capabilities. It will be available in November.
Alongside the new prints, HP will ship a new USB Network Print Adapter that allows any of the aforementioned devices to be used with multiple PCs on the network. It carries a price of $70 an will be available in November. HP also updated its Easy Printer Care Software to version 2.3. It now features a new welcome screen with user tips and a process for accepting HP Proactive Support alerts.
A few new scanners were also included in today's slew. The HP Scanjet N7710 Document Sheet-feed Scanner, priced at $1000 and available in October, and the HP Scanjet N8420/N8460 Document Flatbed Scanner priced at $1200 and available in December. Both use ultra-sonic double feed detection, and offers duplex scan speeds. The HP Scanjet N7710 Document Sheet-feed Scanner also includes a 50-page automatic document feeder with an integrated slot for rigid or embossed business and ID cards.