FASTER PRINTS AT LOWER COSTS

HP OF­FICE­JET X415 DW 31,499

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - TEST BENCH -

FOR LONG, SMALL busi­nesses were rec­om­mended to buy laser prin­ters over messier inkjet ones. But the costs in­volved in in­stalling and main­tain­ing a coloured laser prin­ter is much higher. HP has now come up with a pa­per-wide tech­nol­ogy for inkjet prin­ters with speedy per­for­mance at af­ford­able costs. The prin­ter now has a sta­tion­ary ink-head that spans the width of the page. This en­sures the page moves qui­etly and faster, but pro­duces bet­ter prints.

We tested the HP Of­fice­Jet X415 DW, an easy-to-in­stall desk­top prin­ter. It has two pa­per han­dling trays, of which, the sheet in­put tray can hold up to 500 sheets, whereas the mul­ti­pur­pose tray has a ca­pac­ity of 50. The out­put tray can hold up to 300 pages. There is a 2-inch mono­chrome dis­play with con­trols for ba­sic func­tions.

The prin­ter per­forms like a welloiled ma­chine. It takes a cou­ple of min­utes to warm up, but once done it can spew out hun­dreds of prints with­out any lag. We thought HP’s claims of pro­fes­sional qual­ity colour prints at twice the speed and half the cost per page were not un­sub­tan­ti­ated. The prin­ter man­aged around 35 pages per minute on the qual­ity mode and around 52 pages per minute on the draft mode. The colour prints were also im­pres­sive.

2-inch LCD can han­dle ba­sic func­tions The tray can hold up to 500 pages

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