On Monday HP revealed their latest printer series, called DeskJet Ink Advantage 3700 All-in-One Series. Available in the market from September 26th with a price of Rs 7,176, the new DeskJet is said to be world’s smallest all-in-one printer.
The HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 3700 series offers easy printing on Smartphones and tablets for social media accounts like Instagram and Facebook by combining robust print, scan and copy capabilities.
“Today’s launch has unfurled a new chapter about amazing engineering experiences that we offer to our customers. HP’s new DeskJet Ink Advantage printers is yet another innovation which is an answer to the evolving customer needs,” Rajiv Srivastava, HP Managing Director in India, said.
The company claims that the device is “half the size of other inkjet all-in-one printers”, fundamental reason for its inclusion in TIME Magazine’s 50 Most Influential Gadgets of All Time. The Hp All-in-One printer measures only 15.86 inches wide by 17.75 inches deep by 10.39 inches tall. For a multi-function printer, that’s very small.
Is the Claim Correct?
Well what’s strange is that HP’s claim that this is the smallest all-in-one printer doesn’t quite check out. It seems a company named Primera has an all-in-one printer which is far smaller than this one. Even HP itself has launched an all-in-one printer smaller than this, dubbed HP Officejet 150.
So how can HP claim that this is the world’s smallest printer in the world? It seems HP’s claim comes with an asterisk (*). The claim is limited for any all-in-one printer which costs less than $250 while the two all-in-ones we just mentioned cost even more than that amount.
Considering the price of the HP 3755 all-in-one, it definitely makes more sense to buy a small multi-function printer than to spend upwards of 25K for one. So HP has definitely done well with this one, keeping the price and size to a minimum, albeit their claim is a little misleading.
Apart from being compact, the 3700 All-in-One Series provides facility for HP All-in-One Remote mobile application to be synched with the device.
Features such as print, scan and copy can all be carried out wirelessly using the free application. The app is available across all three major mobile platforms; iOS, Android and Windows devices.
The mobile devices can not only access their printer without a network but also print directly using Wi-Fi Direct.
Internet of Things (IoT)
Parikshet Singh Tomar, Director, Printing Systems claimed that HP will introduce IoT if the demand increases.
He said, “The company has a different thought process today. We are working towards satisfying the needs of the Next-Gen consumer. If IoT printer is required, I’m sure HP will build one.”
A bottle of monochrome ink is capable of printing 480 pages and the device is available in cardinal red, sea grass and electric blue colors. However, do keep in mind that HP has recently disabled third-party (cheap) cartridge support for their old and new printers. So, you’ll have to pay a handsome amount when changing printer cartridges from now on.
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