The HP PSC 1513 is a fairly simple all-in-one color inkjet that scan and copy in addition to printing at speeds of up to 20 pages per minute for black and 15 pages per minute for color. Though it lacks and automatic document feeder and a fax function, it should be a good fit for many home users, and HP PSC 1513 printer ink is fairly affordable.
The PSC 1513 shouldn't really be considered an office machine, though it can perform basic scanning and copying. It leans instead toward the consumer side of things with features like a PictBridge USB port on its front panel for direct printing of photos from a digital camera. The unit connects to a single computer from its rear USB port, and does not have wired or wireless sharing options available.
The compact design of the machine will be a real benefit for home users who plan to use it on a desktop. It measures 6.38x17.09x11.42 inches, and weighs just 11.19 pounds without the HP PSC 1513 ink cartridges installed. Print quality is tested by reviewers to be adequate, but not overly impressive. Text is solid, but some stylized text exhibits problems, and graphics are average.
The system uses two HP PSC 1513 ink cartridges: black and tricolor. A third option includes special "photo" HP PSC 1513 printer ink that can improve photo quality, but must be swapped with the black supply, adding an extra step. Remanufactured versions are available, for those who wish to cut their running costs down.
The HP PSC 1513 inkjet printer doesn't have the office-centric features some busy users may need, but it offers basic functionality and solid print quality that should be good enough for the average home user. Its affordable price tag makes it very appealing, and running costs can be controlled with remanufactured options.
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