HP Photosmart Premium Web Printer Review

Sunday, October 4, 2009

The HP boosting there new launch of Photosmart Premium net connected which will be touchable enabled printer. From this printer you can now print your favorite coloring books,movie tickets and a news reports even you are not the owner of a computer and it works awesome.

HP Photosmart Premium Web Printer

The awesome printer review:

The Embedded Gadget

It's a $400 Wi-Fi printer all-in-one including fax. It has a touchscreen that includes a string of different branded widgets. The widgets do many things you can do on your cellphone or a computer, but they all center around printing. So you don't just order movie tickets, you print them out, along with weather reports, blank to-do lists, Google calendars, coloring book pages from Nickelodeon and Disney, news synopses from USA Today and coupons for everything from Hasbro toys to Yoplait yogurt.

The Widgets—and What's Missing

Here's what it still needs though, and has the SDK to provide, so listen up, developers:

• Driving directions - Google Maps is included, but for now you can just print the actual maps. A note says that driving directions are coming soon, and that just isn't soon enough. Hurry!

• Boarding passes - Airlines widgets would be glorious: With all the emphasis on printing out boarding passes at home, how about a way to log into Delta or United and pull up your latest boarding passes?

• Email - I swear HP had some device that printed emails out for old people who didn't like computers but liked hearing from their grandkids. Why isn't that app on here?

• Epicurious - There's already a recipe widget, and you can already sift through nearly 600 dishes, but that's not satisfactory. Let's have proven content from the culinary maestros.

• Sesame Street - As a dad, I am impressed with all the coloring and crafts that you can do with this thing, but if there's no Elmo, someone's gonna cry.

The Verdict

Possibly the easiest Wi-Fi setup experience I've had to date

Fast, decent print quality using HP premium print paper

Amazing diversity of widgets for printing coupons, coloring books, movie tickets and more

Designed for a full house, with kids in need of boredom relief, and parents in need of quick data and services—it's not for everyone

The $400 price is twice what other all-in-one printers in this class cost, so basically the widgets cost you $200

Launch was great, but there's a lot of fluff in the content lineup, and it's missing key applications that would make it a must-have appliance


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