HP H470 series offers mobile printing, with or without a computer

Cb026a_300We’re often asked about mobile printing solutions, but these seem to be few and far between. This morning I stumbled across an offering from HP that I hadn’t seen prior: it’s their H470 series of mobile printers. There are three printers in the line ranging in price from $225 to $320. Each of the H470 printers are InkJet devices and print up to 22 pages per minute for black and 18 for full color. They can be plugged in, but can also accept an optional $79 Lithium Ion battery that’s good for approximately 450 pages on a single charge. You can add HP’s 802.11b/g wireless printer adapter for another $79, but the high-end H470 actually includes integrated Bluetooth. If you want to bypass the connection to a computer completely, you can print directly from a media card using the slots on the printer.These aren’t lightweight printers by any means as they start out at 4.5 pounds. However, if you need to print on the road and can store the printer in a car or other vehicle so you don’t have to carry it, these might be worthy of your consideration.