Design and features
The HP Officejet 100 Mobile Printer's physical composition is nearly identical to its predecessor with the exception of simple updates to the silver color scheme and a larger lid that extends coverage over the entire machine. Like the older version, the corners are contoured and the output bay, lid, and ink cartridge cover all fold neatly into the body of the printer for streamlined transport.
This time around, HP does away with three separate model options and gives you a single model instead, but offers accessories like a Bluetooth dongle and a carrying case for purchase on the HP Web site. The Officejet 100 is compact for easy transport, measuring just smaller than a single-function inkjet printer at 13.7 inches wide, 6.9 inches deep, and 3.3 inches high. With the included lithium ion rechargeable battery (rated to last an unverifiable 500 pages with a full charge) installed, the printer only weighs 5 pounds, which is roughly the weight of the average laptop computer.
Two of the key features of a mobile printer, you’d think, would be size and weight. While the Officejet 100 Mobile is certainly smaller than a typical office inkjet, it’s too big, at 348 x 175 x 84mm, to fit in most laptop bags, unless they’re the backpack type. With its supplied Lithium ion battery, it weighs 2.5kg, so an extra bag of sugar to carry, too. HP sells a purpose-made carrying case as an option.