- HP brings breakthrough features and design to new printers in web connected line-up
The blogs and media have been abuzz about two new printers announced this week. The interest centers on the fact that these products are pushing the boundaries of both web functionality as well as design; chances are, you have never seen an all-in-one printer, from HP or otherwise, that look and perform like these new jewels in our line-up.
The HP Photosmart eStation All-in-One is what I call the mack-daddy of our product line. Not only does it have the full features of an HP All-in-One you'd expect like printing/copying/scanning/faxing, it also has ePrint and HP print app functionality. But brand new to this model (as well as all previous consumer models) is web browsing.
Web browsing... on a printer? Yes! The printer features a detachable, 7-inch, full-color touchscreen device so you can sit on your couch with it, browse the web, and send print jobs to the printer via your WiFi network. We’ve made it easy to hit your favorite sites like Facebook and access your email, instant messenger, news and weather sites too by offering customizable widgets. You can also use the touchscreen device as an eReader and connect with Barnes & Noble's expansive eBookstore.
The other headline-making printer is the HP ENVY 100 e-All-in-One. Take a look at this thing... does it even look like a printer? It was designed to be sleek and super slim and aimed to complement modern home décor. Personally, I think it will be great for people who value design and have long been frustrated by trying to keep a printer in cramped living spaces and offices.
Although it's much more compact and looks almost more like a stereo component than a printer, you can still depend on all of the functions of an all-in-one printer. That, in addition to the web functionality like ePrint and print apps, this model has a high-resolution touchscreen display, whisper-quiet operation and a retractable paper tray. And if that isn’t enough, the printer is ENERGY STAR qualified and the planet’s first PVC-free printer ever made.
We'll feature more about these much talked-about devices here on the blog.
- posted by LizatHP, Sept. 21, 2010 (5 comments)