The current trend in the printer manufacturing industry consists of designing new all-in-one models that require no interaction between the printer and a personal computer or laptop. Hewlett Packard, or shortly know as HP, a giant in the aforementioned industry, did not miss the train and conceived various models that comply with these requirements. One of its models is the Deskjet F380 that can print, scan or copy documents without turning on the computer.
Capable to efficiently print up to 20 b/w pages per minute and respectively 14 color pages, the F380 impresses the user with crisp laser quality outputs. And printing is not its only strong characteristic, as high quality scans, using the 1200 x 2400 dpi optical resolution and 48-bit color depth, recommend this model as a fearful competitor for all the multipurpose printers available on the market today.
For those users who are demanding regarding the final result, HP ships its model with a helpful CD that stores not only the required drivers but powerful software too, the Photosmart Essential Software and the Phtosmart Share which allow the user to edit, share and correctly print documents and photos with a few simple mouse clicks. The result is great, thanks to the Real Life technologies used, like HP Adaptive Lighting and HP Auto Red-eye Removal.
The product is compatible with all Windows versions, including Vista, and Mac OS X 10.3.9 and 10.4, while the connection with the computer is made through a conventional USB port preset on every motherboard available today.
The lack of a LCD display, fax or other complex connection options determined the manufacturer to set an accessible price for its product, about 80 US dollars. Therefore, if you are not a professional photographer who needs filters, preview screen or other advanced features, then you should safely consider about buying this all-in-one printer.