By Simon Williams
Reviewed: 9 Jan 2011
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brand new HP Photosmart eStation C510A All-In-One Inkjet Printer
HP Photosmart eStation C510A All-In-One Inkjet Printer
HP Photosmart eStation C510 Series All-In-One Inkjet Printer
"The idea behind putting a simple tablet onto a printer, so you can easily call up a synopsis of news, weather forecast or share prices and print them out directly from the printer..." is super crazy. Who is this aimed at? The army of people who have a printer, but no computer...
And what're you footering around with Android for? You've got Web OS so use it. People could be forgiven for hardly knowing the Palm acquisition happened. Now this may be a blessing, given that TR has concluded that the tablet here is crap, but still. Along with MS, HP are really slow off the mark for competing with iOS. In fact, this widespread failure to rise to the challenge makes me give more kudos to RIM for getting the PlayBook out there and looking like it functions slick enough to be a third player.
I'm with @SRS on this. Why the heck would you want a removable tablet that can get lost or damaged relatively easily (compared with a built-in touch screen)? Can you still use the printer if you lose/damage the tablet - if so, then I'd rather just control the printer using plan B.
All-in-One?All the previous multi-function devices that I've seen incorporate fax functionality.Have I missed or misread something or is that technology now being consigned to the metaphorical dustbin?
@GoldenGuyHP have a WebOS press event next month which is almost definitely going to be used to showcase new smartphones and tablets :)
@GoldenGuy: I saw an HP man interviewed on the BBC who was asked that exact question. His answer was that the Android tablet printer concept had been in development for over two years, i.e. since before the Palm acquisition happened. Here's hoping HP are just about to surprise us all with a plethora of WebOS devices.http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/pro...@3:15
I think this is the first step in a true all in one device. Where you have all the print, copy, scan and maybe faxing along with computing capability in one device. Instead of having a separate computer and an all-in-one they would be together in one device. The issue then becomes what happens if the hard drive crashes or if the printer starts to screw up. Could you hook it to another printer or another computer? This is the old console TV all over again. When you had the TV, Amplifier, Turn Table and maybe an 8 track or cassette player all in one cabinet. When the amplifier went out the whole thing was useless.
this is the worst printer I've ever had. Don't waste your money - HP have concentrated on providing irrelevant features like connecting to facebook or yahoo etc but can it print??? Not a chance..... infuriating machine! Can't wait to replace it with a basic printer that does what you need it to do,....print!!!
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