The H470wbt uses two ink cartridges, one for black ink and another tri-color cartridge. HP offers one compatible black inkjet cartridge that will reportedly produce 500 prints for $19.99, averaging 3.9 cents per page. The color cartridge comes in regular (330 prints) and high capacity (600 prints) for $24.99 and $34.99, averaging 7.5 cents or 5.8 cents per page, respectively. These costs are well within the average price and yield for desktop inkjet printers. Still, we wish that HP had an ink-saving feature like the Canon Pixma iP90v that gives you three options for printing either straight black, save black mode, or composite black.
According to our CNET Labs' speed tests, the H470wbt printed 5.51 pages of black text per minute, one full page faster per minute over its predecessor and slightly slower than the Canon iP90v. Presentation, graphics, and photos speeds stayed the same, slightly edging out the competition in presentation and graphics and lagging a few seconds for photos.
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Service and support
HP supports the Officejet H470wbt with a one-year limited warranty. Troubleshooting is also available by phone 24-7 or by e-mail. HP's Web site also offers a host of services, including documentation, drivers downloads and updates, and FAQs.
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