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.

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.

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.

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.


Printer Type Compact photo 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 40 Watt
Form Factor external
Inkjet Technology HP Thermal Inkjet
Ink Palette Supported (Colors) 4-ink
Technology ink-jet
Connectivity Technology wired, wireless
Interface USB
Image Enhancement Technology HP PhotoREt III
Language Simulation PCL 3
Type compact photo printer
Media Type envelopes, greeting cards, index cards, labels, photo paper, plain paper, transparencies
Media Sizes Executive (7.25 in x 10.5 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)
Envelope Sizes US No 10, Monarch
Card / Label Sizes US 4 x 6 Card (4 in x 6 in), US 5 x 8 Card (5 in x 8 in), US 3 x 5 Card (3 in x 5 in)
Total Media Capacity 50 sheets
Microsoft Certifications Certified for Windows Vista
Consumables Included 1 x ink cartridge (black)
1 x ink cartridge (yellow/cyan/magenta)
Consumables Included 1 x ink cartridge (black)
1 x ink cartridge (yellow/cyan/magenta)
Processor 192 MHz
Clock Speed 192 MHz
Power Consumption Stand by / Sleep 5 Watt
Frequency Required 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption Operational 40 Watt
Included 1
Interface Provided
Type USB
Connectivity Technology Cable
Installed Size 32 MB
Max Supported Size 32 MB
Environmental Standards
ENERGY STAR Certified Yes
Software / System Requirements
Peripheral / Interface Devices USB port
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
Media Handling
Media Type Envelopes, transparencies, greeting cards, labels, plain paper, photo paper, index cards
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), Statement (5.5 in x 8.5 in)
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
Duty Cycle
Monthly Duty Cycle (max) 500 pages
Copier Type none
Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature 59 °F, 32 °F
Max Operating Temperature 86 °F, 131 °F
Humidity Range Operating 15 - 95%, 15 - 90%
Document & Media Handling
Media Type Class envelopes, film / transparencies, other, photo paper, plain paper
Media Size Class Legal, A4
Max Media Capacity 50 sheets
Brand HP
Product Line HP Officejet
Model H470b Mobile Printer
Localization English
Country Kits United States
Packaged Quantity 1
Compatibility Mac, PC
Office Machine
Type printer
Functions printer
Monthly Duty Cycle Range (Printer Class) 500 pages
Monthly Duty Cycle (max) 500 pages
Printing Technology ink-jet
Printing Output Type color
Interface Required
Connector Type 4 pin USB Type B
Type USB 2.0
Total Qty 1
Dimensions & Weight
Width 13.4 in
Depth 7.3 in, 6.5 in
Height 3.2 in
Weight 4.63 lbs, 5.07 lbs
Dimensions & Weight (Shipping)
Width (Shipping) 15.9 in
Depth (Shipping) 9.1 in
Height (Shipping) 7.9 in
Expansion Slots
Type SD Memory Card
Total Qty 1
Consumables Included
Color black, yellow/cyan/magenta
Included Qty 1
Printing System
Inkjet Technology HP Thermal Inkjet
Color 4-ink
Photo Printing Capability Yes
Cable Details
Type USB cable
Included Qty 1
Type Drivers & Utilities
Printer Media
Media Load Type automatic, manual
Media Feeder Qty 1
Media Feeder Max Format A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in), Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Media Feeder Capacity 50 sheets
PC Connectivity
Interface USB
Service & Support
Type 1 year warranty
Service & Support Details
Type limited warranty
Full Contract Period 1 year

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HP Officejet H470b Mobile Printer

Part Number: CB027A#B1H