HP 2227 Printer Review
As you might guess from its name, the HP QuietJet 2227 is an inkjet printer designed with reduced noise, so that it can operate in close proximity to users without annoyance. It also features a more compact design than previous models, with solid printing speeds and sharp text output. Multiple models include either AC power or a DC battery setup, combined with various connection types for compatibility. The 2227A model offers AC power with a parallel connection, and the 2227B model includes a DC battery and serial connection. Printer ink prices are affordable, though the capacity of HP 2227 ink is fairly small.
The chassis of the 2227 is surprisingly compact, measuring 3.5 inches by 11.5 inches by 8.1 inches, and the total unit weighs only 7.4 pounds, making it a very portable solution, and the DC battery means it can operate from almost anywhere. The machine can handle either continuous Z-fold paper or single sheets, at sizes up to 8.5x11 inches.
Replacing the HP 2227 ink cartridges is an easy process, but QuietJet 2227 ink cartridges are limited to only 500 pages, which means heavy users will be changing them often. Luckily, the cost of QuietJet 2227 ink is affordable, making this less of a problem.
Compared to similar portable models, the lack of color is a major drawback for the 2227, and its inability to do photos and more modern printing makes it a difficult model to recommend. The cost-effectiveness of HP 2227 ink is an improvement over competing units, however.
Overall, the HP 2227 uses some outdated technologies and connections that will be disappointing for modern users. Buyers who want a simple, cost-effective portable printer with low running costs may find a lot to like in this unit, however, and its bargain price might make it a good value for the right buyer.