PSC 1210 image centre

HP’s recently released PSC 1210 is a compact printer, scanner and copier in one, which connects to a PC via USB. It’s a square-looking unit with dimensions of 43cm in width, 37cm in depth (including loaded paper tray) and 17cm in height. It’s perfect for students or home office users who want a good workhorse that won’t take up a gluttonous amount of real estate. The location of the USB and power ports — in a crevice on the left rear of the unit (not directly on the back panel) — allows the unit to sit as close to a wall as possible, further maximising desk space.

Like all Hewlett-Packard printers, this unit utilises a curved paper path, and printed sheets will sit atop the paper tray when they are ejected. It can print at up to 1200x1200dpi, and our test document, a 16-page Word file comprised of assorted text and images, took 6 minutes and 40 seconds to print at Normal quality. The quality of printed text was excellent and the images were very sharp.

For scanning and copying, the flatbed atop the unit will accept documents up to A4 size, but thick books have to be scanned or copied while the lid is up. Copy quality was very good in our tests, with accurate colour reproduction and sharpness. A full colour copy at 100 per cent size on plain paper will take up to 90 seconds.

In terms of ease of use, the PSC 1210 is excellent. The control panel has large, clearly labelled buttons, and the software interface on the PC is very intuitive.

Running costs depend on the black and tri-colour cartridges, which cost approximately $44 and $73, respectively, while HP glossy photo paper can be purchased for around $30.

In brief: HP PSC 1210
An excellent 3-in-1 solution for the student or home office worker who wants good quality output and has limited desk real estate to sacrifice.
Price: $299
Vendor: Hewlett-Packard
Phone: 13 2347

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