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HP TopShot LaserJet Pro M275 - Scanning the Third Dimension
19 March 2012
Excerpt: HP's TopShot LaserJet Pro M275 is a color laser multifunction printer that handles its scanning function very differently from other MFPs out there; it literally employs a digital camera to capture the items. This makes it useful for 'scanning' 3D objects too. So is it any good? Let's find out.
Pros: Good 3D object scanning results, Web-connected features (ePrint, print apps), Sharp text quality
Cons: Slow color printing speed, No fax function; no ADF, Fairly expensive for a 3-in-1 MFP
Conclusion: If your needs are more conventional, but you occasionally need to scan objects, then the M275 is still worth considering; just be aware of the trade-offs. If your scanning needs will be limited exclusively to standard documents, however, you would likely be better off with a traditional flatbed...
Pros: Scans objects, as well as documents, Can send multiple scanned objects to separate graphics files, Automatically removes background from scans, Surprising graphics print quality for a laser, Wi-Fi connectivity
Cons: Limited focus range for scanned objects, Higher-than-average print costs, 50-page-capacity paper-out bin, No automated duplex printing
Summary: HP is an endlessly experimental company, and the M275 will certainly prove an interesting prospect for the curious. However, we suspect the 3D feature will remain a short-term fad for many users – with eBay sellers perhaps being an exception.
Conclusion: HP is an endlessly experimental company and the M275 will certainly prove an interesting prospect for the curious. However, we suspect the 3D feature will remain a short-term fad for many users – with eBay sellers perhaps being an exception.
Pros: Unique 3D capabilities; compact and well built printer; plenty of connectivity options; smart Install
Cons: Can only hold 50 sheets of paper; Colour isn’t great; high running costs