In these days of Bluetooth and infra-red, the coolest way to get some work done, sans wires, is to have albeit a sleek printer with wi-fi access. Though late entrants, some manufacturers had earlier preferred to bring to the market print servers with wi-fi features. For larger models of these, there was the option of integrated wireless solutions. Nevertheless, there have been a handful of companies who went ahead with courage and integrated wi-fi on home and small business printers. The following is a list of the best 5 printers of this kind found in the market. A word of caution: Each user needs a printer that caters to his/her unique business or personal needs. So the order of priority in this list might not work in the same order for everybody. These are merely the some of the better models around.
1. HP Photosmart 3310 All-in-One: Fast & Reliable
Here’s presenting the world’s fastest printing all-in-one printer. The HP Photosmart 3310 has a broad range of characteristics that you can bank on for great speed, quality and dependability.
Its list of pros is long. With a large 9.1cm screen, it is able to print photos under 15 seconds. It allows you to look at video clips along with sound. If you are thinking of getting prints of photo sequences, your search can end with this printer, which, by the way, you can also use as a fax machine. It is a prompt device, with amazing delivery attributes. Most importantly, it can be relied upon at all times.
The only drawback of this otherwise splendid machine is that, in the absence of an auto feeder, placing of scans on the flatbed might prove to be a bit worrisome for the user. But then, that’s about all in its complaint catalogue.
2. HP Officejet Pro K550dtwn Colour Printer: Perfect for Business
Placed at number two, the Officejet Pro K550 is all about business. Put it in any office environment, and sit back to observe the flourish with which it performs there.
It is extremely adept at delivering the right kind of meat that bosses are known to be so fond of. This wonder office-assistant has an extraordinary capacity to roll out page upon endless page of pie charts and related things. When you look at the printer attributes as well as price, the ‘dtwn’ version definitely proves to be the honour of the family. Yet, what remains remarkable is its utter and absolute value-for-money aspect.
The only negative point of this office-savvy printer is that, it falls rather short of a commendable all-encompassing functionality. Besides, there are many printers who can beat this one easily at printing photos.
3. Canon PIXMA MP800R: Printing With Panache
Though it has been placed at the third spot, do not lose sight of the fact that we are still talking about the rather severe-to-look-at models. Tthe PIXMA MP800R is one more all-in-one spectacular combo that simply cannot be excluded from this list.
With its lavish screen of 8.9cm and smart functionality of printing directly from memory cards, it is indeed a great choice for serious photo printing freaks. For them and others, this is probably one of the must-haves doing the rounds today. And even with it being considerably pricey, it is one of those machines for which each pound spent will seem totally worth it.
4. Brother MFC-640CW: An Office Workhorse
The fourth best wi-fi printer you can find on the shop shelves is the incredibly robust and much-happening MFC-640CW from Brother. It seems to have built into it every feature that you can possibly imagine.
A veritable Mr-Do-It-All, this stunning machine can fax, scan, churn out photocopy, and, not to forget, print. Once you have it, you will feel like having been blessed with a terrific secretary without whom your life would be in despair. And what is more, it does everything without a single piece of wire! The machine is also packaged intelligently with a multi-functional memory card reader. With its price and benefit features, it is a miracle-worker in any small office setting where even one less wire seems to make all the difference.
However, when it comes to dimension, its screen might not be one of the Goliaths around. But as the David of its tribe, it still works efficiently, and just fine.
5. Canon PIXMA iP5200R: A Great Bargain Printer
At the bottom of the top-five list is the PIXMA iP5200R from Cannon. The most critical talking point about this machine should, for certain, is its price.
The iP5200R is unbelievably affordable, considering all its attributes and how fast it can truly work. More important is the fact that with the later addition of 200R, you indeed have an impressive printer with great wi-fi features.
But there are two traits that let this Canon product down. One, when it was released, there was no network feature built into it. Though this had been rectified after the first leg, it is still handicapped without an LCD screen. This invariably spells a bothersome procedure of PC-based setup when you use it for the first time. But then, that is a one-time job and you can surely look past it, and beyond.
This is a guest post by a blogger and designer from the UK called Tom Walker. He works with a supplier of HP 901 ink and other ink cartridges for an exclusively online printer supplies company.