After all these years, you’d think printers would be less of a pain to set-up and install, but they’re not. You usually have to run through a lengthy software and driver installation process before you can start printing. But HP is set to change all of that with their “Plug and Print” Laser Printers. Just plug your computer in via USB and within a minute or two you’ll be printing away – no CD required. Currently this technology, called HP Smart Install, is only available with their monochrome HP LaserJet Pro P1100 Printer series which start at $149. Here is to hoping that this technology makes its way into color inkiest and lasers too.
“Our customers demand easy printing and we’re giving it to them — no clumsy CD-ROMs to install, no drivers to download,” said Ron Coughlin, senior vice president, LaserJet and Enterprise Solutions, Imaging and Printing Group, HP. “HP Smart Install offers the future of printing, today.”