The HP Deskjet F4224 is an inexpensive all-in-one inkjet printer that covers the basics, but it has some limitations that could be a bit frustrating. It is rated at up to 26 pages per minute for black output and 20 for color, and includes a solid software package, but its control panel can be difficult to use.
There are quite a few things to like about the F4224, starting with its low price and compact size. It measures just 6.4x17.2x11.4 inches, and the front trays fold up out of the way when they are not needed. It weighs only 10.8 pounds without the Deskjet F4224 printer ink installed, and is very easy to set up.
The unit can handle printing, scanning, and copying. Unlike some models that work as a standalone copier, however, the F4224 requires a USB connection to a computer for this function. This is a strange design choice, but probably necessary due to a limited amount of memory. The control panel could also be a bit confusing to use, as it relies on a series of buttons and lights for different functions, since it lacks an LCD screen.
Print quality is one of its better points, with an optimized photo resolution of 4,800 dpi. When using Vivera HP F4224 ink and the right photo paper, prints will be more resistant to smears and smudges, though the specialty media adds to the operating costs.
The high cost of printer ink could be a major issue if users do a lot of printing. HP F4224 ink cartridges aren't overly expensive, but they have fairly small page yields. High-capacity Deskjet F4224 ink cartridges are an improvement, but remanufactured HP F4224 ink will provide the most cost-effective solution.
Buyers who want only the basics could be quite happy with the HP Deskjet F4224, as long as they don't expect a lot of advanced features. It does an adequate job of inkjet printing, scanning, and copying, but its limitations make it less appealing than some of the competition.
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