HP Officejet 100
Small and flexible; can print images and A4 sheets; reliable Mac support; Bluetooth
Expensive; not light enough
The largest of all the mini printers we reviewed, weighing in at over 2kg, going on the road with the HP Officejet 100 is like lugging around another heavy notebook.
The Officejet 100 has some nice features, such as built-in Bluetooth and a long-life lithium-ion battery, capable of keep- ing the printer going for up to 500 pages. It’s also pretty quick for a mini printer, able to spit out 22 pages per minute (ppm) in black and 18ppm in colour.
Another nice feature of the Officejet 100 is the relatively large (compared to the other printers in this feature) paper tray that can accommodate up to 50 pages.
While many HP printers now ship with AirPrint technology (over Wi-Fi), the Officejet 100 comes up blank. And because iOS doesn’t yet support printing over Bluetooth you won’t be able to use this printer with your iPhone or iPad.
Your Mac, however, will support printing via Bluetooth, and in this regard we found the Officejet 100 easy to configure and print to.
In reality, the Officejet is a cross between a portable printer and a really compact little printer that could also be used as an occasional printer at home. It’s the sort of printer we’d have at home if we needed to print a little bit less.
Macworld Australia’s buying advice.
The Officejet 100 is the best all-round mini printer we saw in our review. It will suit the business person who needs to print out reports while on the road, and can function as a reasonable alternative if you need an occasional printer at home. The built-in Bluetooth feature is nice but we’d really like to see the option of AirPrint come to this unit for easy printing from iOS devices.