HP OfficeJet d145 All-in-One

The Good Speedy; high-capacity sheet feeder; legal-sized scanning window; duplex-printing attachment; three media-card slots for versatile file transfer.

The Bad Pricey; tanklike size; noisy.

The Bottom Line With its 50-page sheet feeder, automatic duplexer, three media slots, and good overall performance, the OfficeJet d145 has a lot to offer small and midsized businesses that can afford its high price.

Editors' Rating
8.0 Overall

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Review

HP OfficeJet d145 All-in-One

Mar 2002

HP's OfficeJet d145 takes the multi in multifunction to heart. Its designers took a typical feature set for flatbed scanner/copier/printer/fax combos and added more of everything to it. Forget a 10- or 30-page sheet feeder--the OfficeJet d145's can take up to 50. Need better color? Try 48-bit color depth. The copier platen handles legal-sized paper, there's Mac and Windows support, and the printer can produce double-sided output. Oh, and there are slots for SmartMedia, CompactFlash, and Memory Stick for printing contact sheets and full images from your digital camera. Sure, you have to front an extra c-note to get the OfficeJet d145, but with all these extras, who's counting?HP's OfficeJet d145 takes the multi in multifunction to heart. Its designers took a typical feature set for flatbed scanner/copier/printer/fax combos and added more of everything to it. Forget a 10- or 30-page sheet feeder--the OfficeJet d145's can take up to 50. Need better color? Try 48-bit color depth. The copier platen handles legal-sized paper, there's Mac and Windows support, and the printer can produce double-sided output. Oh, and there are slots for SmartMedia, CompactFlash, and Memory Stick for printing contact sheets and full images from your digital camera. Sure, you have to front an extra c-note to get the OfficeJet d145, but with all these extras, who's counting?

Driving a tank
Getting started with the OfficeJet d145 is easy. The unit comes with two illustrated setup posters, one for Windows users and another for Mac aficionados. HP also includes a handy supplemental guide for Windows XP users. The OfficeJet d145 supports Microsoft Windows 98 and above and Macintosh OS 9.1 or later. It connects solely via USB (cable not included), but it has an open connectivity slot for an HP Jetdirect 200m print-server or parallel-cable adapter. The bottom-mounted paper tray holds up to 150 sheets of plain paper and supports various HP specialty papers, including photo paper, transparency film, iron-on transfers, and greeting cards; the output tray sits atop the input tray.

On the downside, the OfficeJet d145 is a bulky, 35-pound tank that needs to have its double-sided printer attachment snapped into place before it's ready to roll. And the unit we tested was very noisy, whirring, snapping, and grinding more loudly than the Canon MultiPass F50 while starting up and photocopying. The photocopier's lid caused us some trouble, too. It tended to slam down under its own weight. Also, its handgrip is small; it's easier for larger hands to lift the lid by gripping the sheet feeder, which often results in the paper guide falling off.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $595
  • Brand HP
  • Type fax / copier / printer / scanner
  • Type Multifunction printer
  • Printing Technology ink-jet
  • Optical Resolution 1200 x 4800 dpi
  • Compatibility PC, Mac
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