Buyers looking for an inexpensive and compact all-in-one inkjet printer should give the HP Deskjet F2100 a look. It is simple to operate, includes some nice extras like OCR, but its maximum print speed of 11 pages per minute could be a big drawback for some potential buyers. Users will also have to consider the high cost of HP F2100 printer ink.
One of the more confusing features of the F2100 might be its control panel. Since it doesn't include an LCD screen like some more expensive models, it utilizes buttons and lights to relay information. Once users get the hang of it, it should be fairly intuitive, but novice users might struggle at first.
Given all of its features, it is quite impressive that the machine measures only 16.1x16.8x18 inches, and without the HP F2100 ink installed, it weighs just 9.5 pounds, so it is very easy to move. College students and those who are a little more transient will surely appreciate this. The unit connects via USB port, and can be used with either Windows or Mac platforms. The input paper capacity is fairly roomy, at up to 100 sheets. Supported media includes photo paper, cards, transparencies, labels, and more, so users have a lot of flexibility for creative projects.
The unit's impressively low price is tempered by expensive HP F2100 ink cartridges. The Deskjet F2100 ink cartridges have capacities of only 190 pages for black and 165 pages for color, so they will need to be replaced fairly often. This makes the cost per page for Deskjet F2100 printer ink higher than most models in its class.
There are a lot of positives about the Deskjet F2100 inkjet printer, such as its copy and scan functions, its solid output quality, and its compact design. Even at such a low purchase price, however, it's high operating costs make it less of a bargain over the long term.
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