HP Photosmart 375
If all you need to print is 4x6" photos and you want to be able to do that at home or in the field - without a computer - and/or without an AC power cord - then this may just be your next printer. The HP 375 can handle every current digicam flash memory format via its four built in card slots. Out of the box this printer can directly read and print from CompactFlash (Type I or II, Microdrive), SmartMedia, Secure Digital / MMC, Memory Stick/MS Pro/MS Duo (with adapter) or xD-Picture Cards. The print time when using this printer in standalone mode is variable due to the size of the image being printed. The printer's internal processor is fairly robust, we saw average print times of one minute and forty seconds when reading 4-megapixel images from a fast CF Card. Printing from a computer it didn't matter what size or resolution the input image was, the print times were consistently around 60 seconds. Standalone print times were calculated from press of the PRINT button to paper drop in the output tray. The print quality is excellent , you'd be hard-pressed to tell the difference between the HP 375's prints and those made at the camera store. The new hp95, hp97 and hp100 print cartridges feature Vivera Inks to resist fading and keep your prints looking sharp and colorful for years. Borderless prints can be made on the new HP 4x6" (true size) photo paper or the older HP 4x6" glossy photo paper that has a 1/2-inch tear-off tab on the trailing end. The only hardware gripe that we had with the previous HP 245 printer was that its color LCD was fixed flat to the top of the printer. HP obviously saw this to be as inconvenient as we did - and they gave the HP 375 a larger 2.5-inch LCD and mounted it on a tiltable base - great improvement, thanks! Other improvements include adding PictBridge support for direct printing from most modern digital cameras using the standard USB download cable. And to make the HP 375 the ultimate in portable printers, an $80 optional battery lets you use this printer anywhere - no AC power outlet needed!