The HP Officejet Mobile 150 is an all-in-one inkjet printer with scan and copy functions, and no networking. It works with Windows, Mac OS, Linux. The multi-color ink cartridge must be replaced when a single color runs out. The capacity of the main paper tray is 50 sheets, rather small. It can accept paper up to 55# basis weight, heavier than what's typical. The printer has a medium-size 2.3-inch display screen that can preview photos to be printed from a memory card. It's got a touchscreen, used to control the printer. Like most color printers, the HP Officejet Mobile 150 has a memory-card reader, which can accept these types of memory cards: SD (Secure Digital), MMC (MultiMedia). It has PictBridge for direct printing from cameras. There is no networking capability, only direct USB connection. You can even print from a camera or laptop away from an AC power source using an internal battery, included.
About This Brand
HP continues to have the largest market share in this category. With a plethora of products announced throughout the year, its offerings satisfy all types of consumers.
Features & Specs - HP Officejet Mobile 150
Height (in.) Measured in inches, the height of printer when it is open and ready to use, with trays extended and paper in trays.
Width (in.) Measured in inches, the width of the printer when it is open and ready to print with paper loaded.
Depth (in.) Measured in inches, the depth of printer when it is open and ready to use, trays extended and paper in trays, and allowing for rear connectors.
Text speed (ppm) (ppm) Our measure of how fast the printer can print pages of monochrome text.
Text speed (ppm) (ppm)
Ink cost/month ($) Estimated cost (in dollars) for ink or toner in a month of typical use, based on our tests and how our readers told us they print. For inkjets: 23 text pages, 9 graphics pages, 2.4 large photos, 3.6 small photos, and 3.5 photos on plain paper. For lasers: 62 text pages, 24 graphics pages, 1.7 large photos, 1.9 small photos, and 2.3 photos on plain paper. Photos cost the most, text documents the least, so your results may vary from these figures, but they are useful for comparing models.
Ink cost/month ($)
Built-in fax For an all-in-one printer, a built-in fax modem that lets you fax what you've scanned without the need for assistance from the computer's own communication hardware.
Memory-card reader Indicates whether the printer has a built-in memory-card reader. If so, this feature lets you print image files from a digital camera's memory card without using a computer. You can also transfer the files to a computer.
SD (Secure Digital), MMC (MultiMedia)
LCD viewer Printer has a built-in LCD screen for viewing and editing images from a memory card. The screen is small, usually only 1 to 3.5 inches, and editing capability is very limited.
Individual color tanks Some inkjet printers use a separate tank for each color. Others have tri-color cartridges with three colors in one. Individual tanks let you replace only the color that runs out rather than tossing a tri-color cartridge that may have some ink left.
Individual color tanks
Can print if color empty Can still print (usually in black and white only) if a color ink cartridge runs out. May require changing a setting, and leaving the empty cartridges installed.
Can print if color empty
Auto-duplexing Can print automatically on both sides of the paper.
PictBridge This feature allows direct printing (without the use of a computer) from any brand of digital camera to any brand of printer. It relies on a USB connection. More recently, Wireless PictBridge has appeared on some models.