HP Envy 100 All-In-One Printer - Designer Multitasker

Launch SRP: S$469

Introduction

Be Envious of My Printer

If the Envy name sounds familiar, you’re probably thinking of the Voodoo Envy, a high-performance notebook computer from VoodooPC. The company was bought over by Hewlett-Packard (HP) in late 2006. While the Voodoo branding has all but gone from HP’s PC lineup, the current HP Envy line of laptops, tablets and netbook PCs share Voodoo’s DNA. And it seems that HP is pushing the “art, innovation and performance” philosophy into other product categories too.

The HP Envy 100 (D410a) isn’t a mobile computing device. Instead, it’s a compact all-in-one printer. It prints, copies, scans, and connects to the Web (via 802.11n Wi-Fi) sans a PC. It also utilizes a 3.45-inch color touchscreen LCD. While it doesn't do fax, it comes with other amenities such as memory card slots, a USB port (for flash drives), and a single 80-sheet paper input tray. According to HP, it’s the world’s first polyvinyl chloride-free (PVC free) printer. It’s also ENERGY STAR qualified (i.e., it’s energy efficient).

So, does it perform as well as its sleek looks? Let's find out.

 

Key Specifications of the HP Envy 100 (D410a)

Printer

Speed

Draft: 27 ppm (mono) / 22 ppm (color)

ISO, Laser Comparable: 6 ppm (mono) / 4 ppm (color)

Resolution 4800 x 1200 dpi

Copier

Speed 27 cpm (draft, mono) / 22 cpm (draft, color)
Resolution 600 dpi from 300 dpi input (Normal mode)
Enlarge/Reduce 40 - 500%

Scanner

Type/Method Flatbed/CIS
Resolution 1200 dpi (optical), 24-bit

Fax

Modem No

Paper Handling

Input/Output

Input Tray: 80 sheets

Output Tray: 25 sheets

Direct Photo Printing

PictBridge No
Card Slots Memory Stick Duo; Secure Digital/MultimediaCard

Others

Memory 128 MB
Interface USB 2.0, 802.11n Wi-Fi, HP ePrint technology
LCD 3.45-inch touchscreen CGD (with TouchSmart control panel)
Power 29 W (max)
Noise Level 44 dBA (normal printing)
Max. Monthly Duty Cycle 1,000 pages (Recommended page volume: 250 - 500 pages)
O/S Supported Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP (SP2) or higher (32-bit only); Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6
Dimensions 427 x 336.2 x 102.4 mm
Weight 7.79 kg
7.5
Design
8.5
Performance
7
Features
7.5
Value
6.5
The Good
Refreshing design
Able to print content from the Internet without a computer
Supports HP ePrint and Apple AirPrint functions
The Bad
Single 80-sheet paper input tray
Mediocre print speeds