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HP Deskjet 1000 - Perfect for basic jobs
HP Deskjet 1000
Member Name: alexnewberry
HP Deskjet 1000
Date: 08/11/11, updated on 09/11/11 (15 review reads)
Advantages: Cheap, with good quality printing and its nice and compact
Disadvantages: doesnt come with wire to link to computer and cannot be ued as wireless
Why and where:
In university I frequently find myself needing to print off bits and bobs for my course and for reference, so I set out to find a cheap printer as I didnt want to pay per page to print in the library. I found this deskjet 1000 on Amazon for £19.99 which I thought was a bargain so I snapped it up. I have used HP printers before and found them reliable and so that was partially the basis for my choice. It arrived within two days of purchase.
It took minutes to set up, all you have to do is load a disk onto your laptop and then plug it in, and I was ready to go. It is very simple, you just click the ink cartridges into the front and close the front panel and it is ready to print. There is just an on button and the paper sticks out of the top, which is adjustable in order to fit different size paper. It came with both colour and black and white inks, a charger, software and a little fabric carry bag which I thought was handy. The only thing it didnt come with was the cable to connect it to the computer which I thought was silly! Luckily we had a spare one in the house (and you can buy them on Amazon for around £1.50) and so I was printing near enough as soon as it arrived. It prints fast and is clear, so far I have only printed basic things like word documents and web pages so I dont know how it would be for things like photos- you would probably need something a bit higher in the market to get good quality photos. But I was very impressed, especially for the price, and looking on Amazon, cheap recycled ink cartridges are available for a fraction of the new price. It is very compact which is useful because I dont have much space in my room, so when its not in use I can just fold it up and put it on a shelf.
I was very impressed with this handy little printer. It is no frills and easy to use. It doesn't have other features apart from black and white and colour printing, but I dont need anything else, and for the price this is expected. I would recommend this to any student as it can be put away neatly in a corner and doesn't take up too much space, and also prints neatly and quickly. Only downside is that it is not a wireless printer, so it has to be connected to the computer at all times during printing.
Summary: nice little printer for the price, great for someone who needs it for now and then printing
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