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HP Officejet 150 Mobile review

Portable printing, scanning and photocopying

Our Verdict

For

  • Excellent build quality
  • Really great design
  • Very good prints
  • Battery or mains powered

Against

  • Costs a lot
  • Expensive to run
  • Scanner not great
  • Still a little bulky

We've seen portable printers and mobile scanners before, but according to HP, the Officejet 150 Mobile All-in-One is the world's first portable all-in-one device, enabling you to print, scan and photocopy on the move.

It could be of real interest to business travellers who spend a lot of time in hotels, away from the company laser printer or their home office all-in-one inkjet printer.

The HP Officejet 150 Mobile can be powered from the mains electricity or by using a supplied rechargeable lithium-ion battery that's good for around 500 prints.

It connects to your Mac or PC over USB or Bluetooth, but if you opt for the wireless protocol, you can only print - scanning is only possible on a USB connection.

HP Officejet 150 Mobile review

There's no support for Wi-Fi or Ethernet networking, so don't expect features that rely on a network or internet connection such as Google Cloud Print or AirPrint.

You can print, scan and copy from the 6cm/2.36-inch colour touchscreen, and scan to your computer, USB flash drive or memory card.

The paper feeder - which doubles as the lid when the printer's not in use - can hold up to 50 sheets, but you have to feed your pages one at a time into the scanner. Because it's a sheet-feed rather than flatbed scanner, it's not much use for scanning books or magazines unless you're prepared to destroy the original.

HP Officejet 150 Mobile review

The HP Officejet 150 Mobile is portable enough to slip into your suitcase for that business conference or research field trip, but since it measures 35 x 17.1 x 9cm (13.98 x 6.95 x 3.52 inches) and weighs 3.1kg/6.8lbs with the optional battery fitted, it's too big and heavy to casually slip into your briefcase or notebook bag.

It's not to be taken lightly as a financial investment either. With a full price of £269/US$399.99/AU$449 it's considerably more expensive than most multi-function inkjet printers.

A standard black ink cartridge costs £20.99/US$25.99/AU$31 and the tri-colour cartridge is £22.99/US$31.99/AU$40.99. The black cartridge lasts for approximately 423 prints and the colour for 330 prints, giving an ink cost per page of 5p and 7p respectively, in the UK. Again, this is more than you'd pay for a regular inkjet multi-function printer.

Given its running costs and its lack of network connectivity, the HP Officejet 150 Mobile is best used as a supplementary printer to use on the move rather than a main, at-home device you can also take away with you.

Tech Specs

Product TypeInkjet Multifunction Printer
BluetoothYes
Standard Input Media Capacity50 sheets
USBYes
PictBridgeYes
ISO Color Print Speed (ppm)3.5
ISO Mono Print Speed (ppm)5
Maximum Mono Print Speed (ppm)22
Maximum Color Print Speed (ppm)18
Product FamilyOfficejet 150
ISO Mono Copy Speed (cpm)4
ISO Color Copy Speed (cpm)2
Maximum Print Resolution600 x 600 dpi
Brand NameHP
Form FactorDesktop
Print ColourColour
Duplex PrintingManual
Media SizeLegal, Custom Size, Legal - 216 mm x 356 mm
Multifunction DevicesCopier/Printer/Scanner
Duty Cycle500 pages per month
Recommended UsePlain Paper Print
Optical Resolution600 dpi
TouchscreenYes
Copy ColorColour
Scan ColorColour
Maximum Copy Resolution600 x 600 dpi
Number of Input/Multipurpose Trays Installed1
Number of Input Trays Supported1
Maximum Input Media Capacity50 sheets
Height90 mm
Width350 mm
Depth171 mm
Media TypePlain Paper, Envelope
Product Series150
Colour Depth24-bit
Copier TypeSheetfed
ManufacturerHewlett-Packard
Product ModelL511A
Product NameOfficejet 150 Mobile All-In-One Printer
Processor Speed220 MHz
Product LineOfficejet
Scanner TypeSheetfed
Screen Size6 cm (2.4")
Manufacturer Part NumberCN550A#BEH
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.hp.com/uk
Marketing Information

Produce professional-quality documents on the go, using built-in Bluetooth® wireless technology. Make quick copies, easily scan while on the go, and print from selected notebooks and mobile devices.

Platform SupportedPC
Standard Memory64 MB
Weight (Approximate)2.90 kg