Summary: I bought this for my boyfriend 3 years ago when he was living in Haiti and couldn't rely on electricity, he is back in the states now and still using it. It's a great printer, excellent quality in every possible way. Definitely one of my best investments.
a must have for mobile college students, and those who travel from place to place all day to work.
The Defiant One, Amazon
4 November 2013
Summary: this was a lifesaver when I was in college, I could set up anywhere and not worry about finding power for my laptop and printer. I had a data card for the laptop, and the rechargeable printer made it possible to work anywhere. I also could not believe how little ink this unit used. I sold it after college, and my friend finally had to buy ink. I never had to replace the ink in this printer. My friend works out of her car, as a behavior analyst.
Summary: I own both an HP Deskjet 460 and a Canon IP100. The Canon is shot already, but the HP chugs on. I originally purchased the small printers because I traveled and needed a printer wherever I went with my portable laptop. I can not praise the HP Deskjet 460 enough...it is a little work horse, prints beautifully, both photo and regular. It is so tiny I fit it in with the laptop in the standard 'computer' case.
Summary: Although an older model, this printer is wonderful. Don't expect miracles with heavy weight media and you may have to give the sheets "a little push" to get them through. For plain, copy, injet, or laserjet paper it is flawless. Photopaper will usually feed just fine, but I have had feeding problems with heavy, cardstock even when you choose the same on the "paper selector." I have acutually owned four of these now.
A highly functional portable printer compatible with Linux
H. Kyemba, Amazon
31 August 2008
Summary: HP has distinguished themselves by providing a portable color USB printer that is compatible with Linux operating systems. If you plan on air travel, order the travel protectors or equivalent for both printer cartridges. The product is susceptible to deformities, if not adequately wrapped for shipping. Printer cartridges can cost an "arm and a leg" elsewhere. So have backups!
Jaffrey W. Ali "Relentless Pursuit of Technology", Amazon
15 July 2008
Summary: Very flexible. The battery and inbuilt wifi are great. I use this to print from 1 desktop and 3 laptops - all wirelessly. I can also move it to any room in my condo with no problems. Photo printing is not up to par and I use another dedicated printer for photos, but I never intended this to be a high quality photo printer. The set up for this printer is very simple and I have computers with mixed Vista and XP OS working perfectly with it.
Summary: I purchased the printer in October and have used it sporadically until now (early December). I have yet to replace the ink cartridges, which means it has easily printed a couple hundred pages. For a portable printer, it's hard to get better than this. The printer is reasonably fast, installation was a breeze, and aside from being a little bulky, it's the perfect road-warrior companion. The battery feature is fantastic and thus far hasn't presented any problems.
Summary: My husband wanted a portable printer for when we go away on business trips. He saw this one in a store and I found it on line. It was very easy for him to install and he really likes the quality of the printing and also the size is great for traveling. I recommend this.
Summary: The price for this item was best at Amazon. I checked numerous sites and no one else was even close. Product was shipped in Quality packaging and delivered without damage, and was recieved before the expected delivery date. Now I look at Amazon first for any web purchases I make!
Summary: If you want a true mobile printer, the HP460 is the way to go, based on the current market. I did not see anything else that compared. I bought it to use to print forms and schedules for a boy scout troop while camping. I needed something to use with my laptop out in the woods with no AC power readily available. The battery held up very well. I had to go find a power source to charge my laptop, but the printer held up all week.