Tablets are the rage right now, as individuals and business reap dividends of higher productivity from their use. Mobile and traditional office workers use tablets to share files, create designs, interact with databases, write documents, manage email and various other common tasks. All this goes well until the time comes to print a document. The 6 tablet friendly printers of 2011 listed here answer the question of how to print from a tablet.
1. HP Deskjet 3050A e-AiO
The HP Deskjet 3050A e-AiO works with Apple AirPrint. This makes it a perfect choice for offices needing and all-in-one device for traditional computers and iPads. This printer also supports HP ePrint mobile printing that allows other tablet users to send documents to it by email. This printer also supports HP mobile printing applications that accept print jobs from smartphones and other devices. It also works with standard wired and wireless computer workstations.
2. HP Photosmart eStation All-in-One
This unique printer comes with a tablet device that attaches to it to print. Users shouldn’t take it too far away though, because the tablet acts as the printer’s control panel. As a “wireless digital companion,” it has access to the Web and HP apps. It also uses apps from Yahoo, Facebook and Snapfish, making it unusually versatile. This printer works with almost any device, including tablets and computers.
3. HP LaserJet Pro CP1025nw
This high-quality color laser printer works with AirPrint, so users with iPads can print to it as well as standard computers. Dazzling color printouts, eco-friendly functions, easy maintenance and various paper sizes make this the perfect printer for any office.
4. HP Envy 100
This e-Print capable printer from HP allows users of any device to print to it via email. This means tablets, including iPads, can produce high quality outputs even if they cannot directly interface with the printer. This printer also has powerful print-from-Web technology that lets users print without a computing device.
5. HP Photosmart Plus e-All-in-One Printer series
Compatible with Apple AirPrint, the B210 printer from HP is affordable enough for home use, but powerful enough for the office environment. This energy efficient printer makes it easy to share output with wired and wireless workstations and laptops. Because it is an all-in-one device, it can multitask its print, copy, scan and Web operations.
6. HP LaserJet Pro 100 color MFP M175
A color laser printer as part of a multifunction device makes a perfect centerpiece for almost any office, especially small business. Like the other printers listed here, the MFP M175 is on the Apple AirPrint compatibility list. It also works with HPs well-known e-Print technology that makes printing from almost any tablet a cinch.
By choosing one of the 6 tablet friendly printers of 2011 listed here, tablet owners can print their work from their device almost as easy as they could print from a computer. As the popularity of tablets grows, expect more tablet friendly printers to become available. Meanwhile, users have other choices that can expand the number of printers they can use with their tablet.
Third party services such as Google Cloud Print, Printbot and Printershare offer solutions that allow tablet users to print to pre-installed Wi-Fi enabled printers. With these apps and services, tablet owners can expand the number of printers compatible with their device. Before buying a product, users should be sure to verify the printer they wish to use is compatible.