The Bottom Line
- Battery or AC power
- Networkable via wired / wireless network
- So-so color quality
- Small paper input tray (50 sheets maximum)
- Error prone
- Mobile inkjet printer
- Works with wireless / wired networks and Bluetooth
- Manual duplex printing
- Variety of memory-card support
- AC or battery power
Guide Review - HP Officejet H470 Mobile Inkjet Printer
Print speeds across the network were not very good. Three color graphics pages took four minutes to print (with the first page out in 1:13), and a two-page black-and-white document averaged 18 seconds per page (HP estimates as many as 7.7 pages per minute for monochrome pages). A large (2 MB) PDF file took roughly 37 seconds per page. Black text looked clear and sharp.
Color printing was barely passable. Colors on graphics pages looked decent but were washed-out looking, which is unusual for HP printers. A 4x6 photo took more than three minutes, and colors were fair, but there were a series of lines apparent on the print. I ran through the fixes on HP's troubleshooting page to little avail--the prints still looked bad.
I found the printer to be fairly error-prone and I was regularly looking up fixes. Set up was a pain, too; though I have an HP computer, setting up the software drivers stalled until I stopped two separate HP services from running. This requires some knowledge of how to turn off services); and worse, I now receive constant error messages alerting me that those services are turned off.