Last month HP announced a new range of printers that were capable of connecting to the internet. The printers are all-in-one printers that use ePrint.
ePrint allows the printer to connect to the internet and receive print jobs from the internet. To print you have the option of sending an email to the printer with an attachment which can then be printed… ie, it’s perfect for those with an Apple iPad that lacks printing skills at the moment.
The printer has 802.11n wireless networking built in allowing it to more easily connect to the internet. A 2.36 inch touchscreen can be found on the device allowing you to look at the print jobs received by email and print them out. We also hear that the new Google Cloud Print service that is being launched soon is also compatible providing another means to print.
Expect to see higher-end printers from the e-All-in-One series launch in the next few months including the $149 Plus e-All-in-One with 3.5-inch display (worldwide in August), $199 Premium e-All-in-One with 4.3-inch display (worldwide in September), and $299 Premium Fax All-in-One (worldwide in September) with, you guessed it, integrated fax.
ePrint is certainly a huge leap forwards for printers. Printers are generally dull and boring and not worth writing about, but as these are actually useful and needed in the home and business they certainly do deserve a mention.
You can find more details at HP.