I’ve survived without a printer at home for almost two years. It may seem odd, since I belong to the publishing industry. If ever I needed to print something, there was always Station 168 right outside my village or I’d bug my neighbor. Of course, that would be really embarassing in the long run.
So last week I decided to buy a printer, but I went as far as buying a complete mini office suite. If you’re looking for an affordable All-in-One solution, I’d highly recommend the HP Officejet 4355 for the following reasons:
It is a complete All-in-One scanner, copier, printer, fax machine
It is dirt cheap at around P6,000.00
It is very compact, looking more fax-centric than printer-centric
It is very easy to use. I was able to work it without the manual and CD because the dealer forgot to include it (I’ll have to make time to go back to Accent Micro in SM Mall of Asia this week)
One of the downsides though is that I still won’t be able to photocopy my face since the copier uses a roll feed method. Darn. But for P6k, this is a good price. In terms of affordability, the next cheapest is about P4,000 but does not include a fax component. For two thousand more, why not?
By Jayvee Fernandez
Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast, EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.