The HP Photosmart 148 is a semi-portable inkjet photo printer that can do basic printing from just about anywhere users can find a power outlet. It is limited to 4x6 media at a maximum, but makes a good solution for sharing photos instantly at family gatherings or other get-togethers. The main drawback is the high cost of HP 148 printer ink.
The compact design of the 148 is a major selling point, but it's not as compact or portable as some models in its class. At 4.9x9.1x4.4 inches, it can easily be carried along, though, especially since it weighs just 3.1 pounds, even with the Photosmart 148 printer ink supply installed. It also lacks the ability to run from a battery, but this would have increased its price as well, and a car power adapter is available.
The control panel of the unit is fairly well-designed, though reviewers note the poor quality of its LCD screen, which may not give a very accurate representation of photos before printing. When users have access to a computer or a laptop, it can be connected via USB port, which opens up more options, especially with the included HP Photo and Imaging software.
As with most portable inkjet models, the HP 148 ink cartridges have small capacities and high prices. It starts with only a single tricolor Photosmart 148 ink cartridge, which supplies up to 400 pages. For black-and-white documents, users need to purchase and swap a separate black HP 148 ink supply.
The Photosmart 148 does an adequate job of the portable printing it is designed to do. Buyers who are aware of the tradeoffs of a little less quality than average and more expensive supplies will probably still find this aspect worth the trade, and find it to be a good value for the money.
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