The HP Photosmart P2100 is an all-in-one inkjet printer that can scan, copy, and print, but it does lack any faxing capabilities. Home users will like its compact, rounded design aesthetic, though it is a bit slow, at only 14 copies per minute in black and 10 copies per minute in color. The use of a tricolor HP P2100 printer ink supply is convenient, but may result in more waste.
Sometimes referred to as the P2100xi, the unit is a little bulkier than some of its competition, but still compact enough for a desktop surface. It measures 14.5x8.75x18.25 inches and weighs less than 18 pounds (including the Photosmart P2100 ink cartridges). The small paper tray can hold only 100 sheets at one time, so it is definitely marked for light-duty use by an individual.
While the flatbed scanner will be adequate for simple scanning and copying, some users might wish for an automatic document feeder for faster unattended scanning. As a walk-up copier, however, the P2100 does function quite well, with dedicated buttons for black and color copies, and though its small display won't relay a lot of information at once, it does get the job done. The machine also accepts 4x6-inch photo paper for borderless prints, and its optimized 4800 dpi output resolution gives excellent results.
Replacing printer ink becomes the most expensive part of the equation, as HP P2100 ink cartridges are fairly expensive. Using high-capacity Photosmart P2100 ink supplies will help, as they offer larger page yields. Buyers can also find remanufactured HP P2100 ink at lower prices than OEM supplies.
The P2100 is only a few steps above a basic inkjet printer, but this may be all that many buyers really need. It has adequate scanning and copying functions for light-duty home use, and its output speeds aren't bad considering its low purchase price.
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