DeskJet Portable

Inkjet Selection:

Name: DeskJet Portable
Product Number: C2614A
Introduced: 1992
Division: Vancouver
Ad: Click to see
Original Price: $599
Catalog Reference: 1994, page 34


The DeskJet Portable was HP's first 300-dpi portable printer (a battery-powered version of the original ThinkJet was made in 1984). The DeskJet Portable had a detachable paper feeder and optional battery. In Australia, this product was a big seller in 1993 when HP dropped its price to measure price elasticity in low-end inkjet printers.

The DeskJet 310 and DeskWriter 310 (P/N C2617A) were introduced in October of 1993 at a price of $379. These printers offered optional color printing capability.

Worldwide, portable printer sales never reached the levels that HP had hoped for, despite the strong growth of laptop computers in the 1990s.

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