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HP Photosmart C4780 Wireless Printer

HP Photosmart C4780 Wireless Printer

An affordable, yet high-quality wireless printing option is at the top of the list for any student who wishes to scan, copy, or print vivid color photos or clear black-and-white document images. The HP Photosmart C4700 Series printers offer everything you need in a complete office solution, but are available in a price range that won’t leave your wallet devastated. With perhaps the most seamless setup process of any printer series we’ve tested, this HP Photosmart is really a start-and-go unit, scanning for wireless in your area before allowing you to add it to your network. The HP can connect to more than one computer on your network, giving family members or students in a small classroom environment shared access to this clever device.

The print quality of the printers is surprisingly good, considering that it boasts a variety of eco-friendly traits, including Energy Star efficiency, ink-saving print options, and a print speed of up to 29 ppm black and 23 ppm color. A cleverly-designed “touchsmart frame” gives users the ability to point and push their way to more copies and prints, without the use of a computer. The fully-loaded printer isn’t small, using up 17" x 16" of desk space and weighing in at a bit over 10 lbs. What you get in return, however, is worth the trade-off: convenient memory card slots, a text output that really does resemble laser quality, and a smooth-functioning Windows Live Photo Gallery Software package. 

For a mere $129, this printer is going to take some of the sting out of returning to paper-intensive classes.