HP Officejet H470

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If you need a portable printer, the Officejet H470 isn't a bad choice. If you can endure the price, then you can expect a high quality portable printer.

Design
There is a certain corporate finesse to HP products that you don't get from any other vendor. Black, grey, simple design yet quietly well dressed, HP products mean business.

The Officejet H470 is no different. There isn't a lot to this printer; next to the paper feed are buttons for "cancel", "paper feed" and "power". There are several warning lights for both ink trays and power.

Port options on the H470 include a PictBridge and USB 1.0 port for a camera on the back, along with a second USB 2.0 port and SD card slot on the side.

At 2kg in weight, we'd describe this printer as semi-portable. You can take it on the road, but you wouldn't want to haul it around all the time. One annoying feature of the H470 is the paper feeder, which seems to have a tendency to jam when holding the maximum 50 sheets.

Features
Unfortunately, installation of this device isn't simple. It took us roughly 30 minutes, and it's hardly a one click affair. The total software package that comes with this printer is 291MB, which seems a little excessive for a printer of this size.

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Colour printing on this device is acceptable, but pretty lacklustre. Colour prints had a grey overtone, and were a little fuzzy around the edges. However, we were very satisfied with black and white printing on this device — text came out clear and clean.

In order to test print speed, we printed a document with a combination of black and white text and colour graphs in high quality. This gave us a print speed of around two pages per minute, quite a solid result for an inkjet printer of this size.

The H470 comes with a detachable Lithium-ion battery on the back of the device. In the interest of saving paper, we didn't test the battery life, but HP says the device can print 480 pages per full charge. Considering how little power printers use on average (40 Watts maximum on this device), we see no reason to dispute this figure.

Verdict
Like all portable products, you pay a premium for a small device. At AU$550, you can comfortably get a nice multifunction device with the equivalent print quality. So if portability isn't your first priority, look elsewhere.

HP rates the tri-colour print cartridge that came with our device at 600 standard pages for AU$60 including GST. At 10 cents a page, this is average value.

The warranty on the H470 is one year, which is standard for an SMB device, but not generous considering its price.

If you need a portable printer, the Officejet H470 isn't a bad choice. Print speeds are good, as is document quality and battery life.

Specifications

General
Printer Type Personal printer - ink-jet - color
Form Factor Desktop
Power Device
Type power adapter
Nominal Voltage AC 120/230 V
Frequency Required 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption Operational 24 Watt
Form Factor external
Printer
Inkjet Technology HP Thermal Inkjet
Ink Palette Supported (Colors) 4 or 6-ink
Ink Cartridge Configuration 1 black cartridge, 1 color cartridge (cyan, magenta, yellow)
Technology ink-jet
Ink Type HP Vivera Inks
Print Speed Up to 22 ppm - black draft - Letter A Size (8.5 in x 11 in)
Up to 18 ppm - color draft - Letter A Size (8.5 in x 11 in)
Connectivity Technology wired
Interface USB, USB host
Image Enhancement Technology HP PhotoREt III
Direct Printing Specifications PictBridge
Language Simulation PCL 3E
Printer Features borderless printing
Type personal printer
Min H-Document Size 3 in
Min V-Document Size 4 in
Max H-Document Size 8.5 m
Max V-Document Size 14 in
Media Type envelopes, greeting cards, index cards, labels, photo paper, plain paper, transparencies
Media Sizes 3 in x 4 in, 4 in x 6 in, Legal (8.5 in x 14 in), Letter A Size (8.5 in x 11 in), Statement (5.5 in x 8.5 in), 5 in x 7 in, A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in), A5 (5.83 in x 8.25 in), A6 (4.13 in x 5.83 in), B5 (6.93 in x 9.83 in), C6 (4.5 in x 6.38 in), Executive (7.25 in x 10.5 in), JIS B5 (7.17 in x 10.12 in)
Min Media Weight 64
Max Media Weight 200
Envelope Sizes International DL (4.33 in x 8.66 in), Monarch (3.87 in x 7.5 in), US No 10 (4.1 in x 9.5 in)
Card / Label Sizes 3 in x 5 in, 4 in x 6 in, 5 in x 8 in
Total Media Capacity 50 sheets
Power
Power Consumption Stand by / Sleep 5 Watt
Frequency Required 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption Operational 24 Watt
Interface Provided
Type USB
Processor
Clock Speed 192 MHz
Networking
Connectivity Technology Cable
Miscellaneous
Microsoft Certifications Certified for Windows Vista
Consumables Included 1 x ink cartridge (black) - HP 98
1 x ink cartridge (yellow/cyan/magenta) - HP 95
RAM
Max Supported Size 32 MB
Environmental Standards
ENERGY STAR Certified Yes
ENERGY STAR Yes
Software / System Requirements
Peripheral / Interface Devices USB port
Printing
Max Resolution B/W 1200 dpi
Max Resolution Color 4800 x 1200 dpi
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm) 22 ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm) 18 ppm
Card Reader
Supported Flash Memory Cards MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card
System Requirements
OS Required Apple MacOS X 10.3.9, Linux, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Novell NetWare 5.x, Novell NetWare 6.x, Palm OS
Media Handling
Min Media Size (Custom) 3 in x 4 in
Max Media Size (Custom) 8.5 in x 14 in
Borderless Photo Sizes 4 in x 6 in
Media Weight 64 g/m² - 200 g/m²
Max Media Capacity 50 sheets
Media Type Envelopes, transparencies, greeting cards, labels, plain paper, photo paper, index cards
Card / Label Sizes 3 in x 5 in, 4 in x 6 in, 5 in x 8 in
Envelope Sizes US No 10 (4.1 in x 9.5 in), International DL (4.33 in x 8.66 in), Monarch (3.87 in x 7.5 in)
Total Media Capacity 50 sheets
Media Sizes Letter A Size (8.5 in x 11 in), Legal (8.5 in x 14 in), Executive (7.25 in x 10.5 in), A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in), A5 (5.83 in x 8.25 in), B5 (6.93 in x 9.83 in), A6 (4.13 in x 5.83 in), JIS B5 (7.17 in x 10.12 in), C6 (4.5 in x 6.38 in), 4 in x 6 in, Statement (5.5 in x 8.5 in), 3 in x 4 in, 5 in x 7 in
Duty Cycle
Monthly Duty Cycle (max) 500 pages
Environmental Parameters
Sound Emission (Operating) 47 dBA
Min Operating Temperature 59 °F
Max Operating Temperature 86 °F
Humidity Range Operating 15 - 90%
Copier
Copier Type none
Document & Media Handling
Media Type Class envelopes, film / transparencies, other, photo paper, plain paper
Media Size Class A4/Legal
Max Media Capacity 50 sheets
Header
Brand HP
Product Line HP Officejet
Model H470 Mobile Printer
Packaged Quantity 1
Compatibility Mac, PC
Office Machine
Type printer
Functions printer
Monthly Duty Cycle Range (Printer Class) less than 1,000 pages
Monthly Duty Cycle (max) 500 pages
Printing Technology ink-jet
Printing Output Type color
Interface Required
Connector Type 4 pin USB Type A
Type USB, USB 2.0
Total Qty 1
Dimensions & Weight
Width 13.4 in
Depth 6.5 in
Height 3.2 in
Weight 4.63 lbs
Expansion Slots
Type SD Memory Card
Total Qty 1
Printing System
Inkjet Technology HP Thermal Inkjet
Color 4 or 6-ink
Ink Cartridge Configuration 1 black cartridge, 1 color cartridge (cyan, magenta, yellow)
Ink Type HP Vivera Inks
Consumables Included
Product Name HP 95, HP 98
Color black, yellow/cyan/magenta
Included Qty 1
Cable Details
Type USB cable
Included Qty 1
Printer Output
Max Speed 18 ppm, 22 ppm
Media Size Letter A Size (8.5 in x 11 in)
Output Quality black draft, color draft
Software
Type Drivers & Utilities
Printer Media
Media Load Type automatic
Media Feeder Qty 1
Media Feeder Max Format Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Min Media Weight 64
Max Media Weight 200
Media Feeder Capacity 50 sheets
PC Connectivity
Interface USB, USB host
Service & Support
Type 1 year warranty
Service & Support Details
Type limited warranty, technical support
Service Included phone consulting
Full Contract Period 1 year

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Price
$304.00

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HP Officejet H470 Mobile Printer

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Price
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