Primera Trio Laptop Portable Printer-Scanner For MacIn the market for an ultra-compact and light-weight portable print and scanning product for your Apple MacBook Pro or Air print requirements? The smallest portable inkjet printer and scanner combo for MacBook, the multi-function Primera Trio MFP may or may not be the best choice for Mac consumers.
MacBook Compatible Portable All-In-OneThe newest entry into the laptop travel printing market is the USB multi-function Primera Trio mobile scanner / copier / printer AIO for Mac OSX 10.7+.
With Sheet-Fed Scan and Copy
Ultra Compact Print Scan And Copy FeaturesThe Mac compatible ultra-portable Primera Trio AIO offers sheet-fed 600x600 DPI color scan and copy as well as 4800 DPI black and white *OR* color inkjet printing. At 2.6 pounds without the sold-separately LiOn battery and under 2.9 pounds with it, it's significantly thinner and lighter than OJ250 Mobile All-In-1 Printer/Scanner made by HP, and even smaller than Epson's print-only ultra-compact color inkjet laptop printer.
Light-Weight Printer Scanner ComboWeighing barely more than an Apple MacBook Air laptop, Primera's multi-function scanner / printer / copier is the most portable full-size legal / letter option available. It's physical dimensions are 11.4" Wide x 6.5" Deep x 1.8" High. But note there's some significant trade-offs that MacBook owners pondering the purchase of the Primera Trio should be aware of:
- Only holds ONE ink cartridge for EITHER black and white prints OR combined, blended blacks from a color cartridge
- USB connectivity ONLY. No wireless / mobile device direct printing option
- Open mechanics. The lid of the printer exposes the moving printhead when flipped up to hold paper
- Paper tray only holds a maximum of 10 sheets
- 1-sheet manual scan feed slot on the front - Rated print speeds are rather slow
- Lacks LCD or Touch control panel for easy feature navigation
- Battery is not included
- Availability of replacement ink cartridges limited to fewer retail locations
On the plus side, the Primera Trio laptop printer does offer MacBook users some positive features:
+ The absolutely SMALLEST, LIGHTEST travel print and scan combo solution + The battery can trickle charge from your MacBook's USB port
+ Includes an AC power adapter and USB-A to Mini-USB cable
+ Automotive cigarette lighter power adapter available
+ Optional dashboard mount plate for delivery vehicles
+ Longer-lasting high-capacity ink carts are a cost saving option
+ Combo laptop-printer carrying case & sleeve available
Primera Trio Replacement InksHigh-Yield Primera XL ink carts are highly recommended to minimize down-time and for significant operational cost savings over standard cartridges.
Primera 53376 Hi-Yield Color Cart (580 pages, draft) - (260 pages ISO)
Primera 53377 Hi-Yield Black Cart (495 pages, draft) - (185 pages ISO)
Primera 31020 Standard Yield Color Cart (175 pages, draft) - (70 pages ISO)
Primera 31021 Standard Yield Black Cart (360 pages, draft) - (135 pages ISO)
More info and specification details on this ultra compact mobile peripheral are available on Primera's Trio page.
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