HP 2228 Printer Review
The HP QuietJet Plus 2228 is an inkjet printer that lives up to its name with a very quiet operation, which makes it usable even when sharing a desk in proximity to the user. It is also very compact and portable, allowing it to be used just about anywhere there is a power outlet available. Print speeds are slow, but this is likely a tradeoff for its portability. Cost-effective printer ink is a major advantage, as the price of HP 2228 ink is quite low.
The 2228 won't win awards for its graphics quality, but it does produce very sharp text quickly. Users can also choose between "Draft" mode, "Compressed" mode, and "NLQ" mode depending on whether they favor darker, higher-quality prints or faster speeds. Either mode is still very quiet in operation. The control panel is fairly simple, with buttons for Line Feed, Form Feed, and On-line. Three indicators show which mode is currently selected for printing.
Printer ink costs are low for an inkjet, with inexpensive HP 2228 ink cartridges being an advantage. With a capacity of 500 pages, QuietJet Plus 2228 ink cartridges are a bit limited, but this is likely for the sake of portability. In general, QuietJet Plus 2228 ink produces high-quality prints, however.
When compared to other portable models on the market, the 2228 falls behind in many aspects. It doesn't have the speed of similar competing units, and it lacks color printing, which could be a major disadvantage for many buyers. Its inexpensive HP 2228 ink is a selling point, but may not be enough to sway potential buyers.
Overall, the HP 2228 is unique in its quiet and compact design, but what it lacks in speed and versatility, it can't make up even with its low operating costs. There are better choices on the market.