HP unveils three new Photosmart printers
HP's three new Photosmart printers include two high-end single function printers and mid-range multifunction printer.
HP announced three new printers today: two high-end single-function units, and a midrange all-in-one. All are part of HP's Photosmart lineup. The Photosmart D7260 and the D7460 are both single-function printers that offer a 3.5-inch touch screen LCD; 34ppm black and 33ppm color printing (in draft mode); six-color photo printing; built-in memory card readers; a front-mounted, PictBridge-enabled USB port; and built-in Ethernet for easy networking. Additionally, the D7460 includes built-in wireless networking, so your printer's not confined to your already-crammed networking closet. The D7260 costs $150, while the D7460 costs $180; both will be available in August.
The Photosmart C5280 all-in-one printer is the follow-on to the C4180 and is available now for $150. It offers all the features we'd expect to see for an AIO in this price range: print, scan, copy; a dedicated photo paper tray that holds up to 5x7 paper; 4-ink printing with optional 6-ink photo printing; a 2.4-inch graphical LCD (not touch screen); and built-in media card slots. The most interesting aspect of the C5280 is its ability to print photos and text directly onto CDs, from small (80mm) discs to standard CD/DVD discs. Of course, you'll need to buy special printable discs, but you won't need to buy special ink--the CD printer uses the ink that's standard for this AIO.
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