With a very slim profile that doesn't sacrifice speed or output quality, the HP Deskjet 5168 is an excellent color inkjet printer for the home user. It can reach speeds of up to 19 pages per minute in black and 14 pages per minute in color, so it has a lot of speed for the price, though the cost of replacement HP 5168 printer ink could start to eat into a small budget.
The 5168 is quite small, considering its capabilities. It is only 6.7 inches high, with a footprint of 9.7x17.7 inches. Even better, both front trays can be folded up out of the way when storing it, and since it weighs only 11.5 pounds without the Deskjet 5168 ink installed, it is easy to pick up and move.
The unit connects via USB cable, but it doesn't come with any networking capabilities out of the box. The input paper capacity is 150 sheets, which is generous for such a small unit, and it can handle a variety of media from cards and envelopes to labels and transparencies. It also supports different types of photo paper, and its 4800x1200 dpi maximum resolution can create bright and vivid photos that will be quite impressive.
When it comes to printer ink, prices can be a little high, especially when it comes to OEM Deskjet 5168 ink cartridges. Although HP 5168 ink cartridges come with fairly large yields of up to 400 pages for color and 520 pages for black, the cost per page is still a bit expensive for its class. Third-party retailers offer remanufactured HP 5168 ink for less, which could put it in the range of affordability.
Overall, the sleek design and simple operation of the Deskjet 5168 inkjet printer might be enough to win over a lot of buyers. Those who do a little more heavy printing should be aware of its high cost of operation, however.
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