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HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 3775 – SMALLEST AIO PRINTER EVER!?


This blog post is sponsored by HP but views and opinions shared me are totally mine and not influenced or altered by HP.

Back when HP contacted me to check out the HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 3775, I was intrigued by it’s title of “World’s Smallest Inkjet All-in-One Printer”. My regular perception of a printer was a big box which takes ages to print pages and makes loud WHIRRRRING noises which would notify your neighbors about you printing something.

The moment I saw it in flesh, I was blown away. It is so adorable and tiny! To put it into perspective, it’s almost the size of a retro boombox. Pretty impressive but, does the size hamper the performance?

No, it doesn’t!

My aforementioned perception of a printer were scraped away once I started using it. Considering I’m a student, my usage pattern might be a little different but the user experience shall be same across the board.

Okay, what do college students have to do with a printer? We’ve to create projects, submit reports and do plethora of assignments. It’s a chore to use the stationery shops in college where you have to wait for your turn to print stuff and then the shops usually rip you off with exorbitant prices. Here’s where the printer shines…

Want to print something? HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 3775 does it.
Want to scan someone else’s notes? It does that too!
Want to print from your mobile phone or laptop, wirelessly? It doesn’t break a sweat.
Want to copy a document? It simply nails it. Everytime.
Want to print something while being in an entire different physical location? You guessed it right… 🙂

Usually, we have a mindset about paying for ink cartridges but HP looks at it differently. They go by cost per page which actually turns out to be cheaper and with HP Ink Advantage, you can get Ink delivered to your doorstep. But how do they come to know when your ink is about to get deplenished? The printer actively monitors the ink levels and notifies HP when necessary.

You know how those big AIO printers scan stuff, right? A big flap opens, you put the document there, flap closes, a bright light scans it….BORING. In a form factor so compact, that wouldn’t have been possible on HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 3775. What it does instead, is use scroll scan feed. You just feed the paper into its slot and the paper gets scanned seamlessly! A neat little touch there, whenever you scan something, the printer sucks in a little bit of paper in the beginning so that it doesn’t fall off.

I mentioned that you can print stuff on HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 3775 while being in an entire different physical location, but how it is done? Think about it, you’re not physically connecting your device to the printer. You’re not even connected to the printer via same WiFi network, then how does it do that?

Simple, the printer has its own email address! Yes, you read it correctly. Welcome to 2016 where even printers have their own email IDs. So, you simply email your documents to the printer and it prints it effortlessly.

Let’s sum it up…

Pros:
Small, Compact, Convenient, Fast, Easy to use, Efficient, Wireless, Makes you look cool if you post photos on social media, etc.

Cons:
Doesn’t fit in my jeans pocket.

It’s fascinating how such a small device is able to do all of that. Convenience is the key! I know you want to own one and hey, you can buy it for just Rs. 7176. Did I mention it comes in a range of vibrant colours?

What do you think about the HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 3775? Let me know in the comments down below!