IS A WIRELESS PRINTER REALLY WORTH IT?
SITTING in front of my laptop, I see I have all possible ports employed in some fashion: I’ve got the dongle for my wireless mouse, a USB stick waiting for back-up files, the firewire to my router.
So, having one less lead seems very attractive.
SOUNDS LIKE IT TO ME.
The thing is, it’s really convenient to just plug and play. This new generation of wireless printers are not that easy.
Nope. I had the same issue with the last wireless printer I reviewed. Endless windows asking endless questions, endless prompts for passwords and logins — I was tempted to just use the USB cable included. But I persevered.
Yeah, it is pretty cool to hit ‘print’ and have HP’s all-in-one start chuggingaway. I saved some space because the printer didn’t have to be on top of my computer. But . . .
The print quality was only ‘okay’. I also thought that the touchscreen on the front was not at all intuitive.
YOU’RE NOT IN LOVE.
Which is too bad, because from a design point of view, this is really good: compact and attractive. But handsome is as handsome does . . .
The HP Photosmart Wireless e-All-in-One Printer retails for €89.99 and is available from Click.ie, DID, Harvey Norman, Powercity, PC World and Soundstore