Home workers may need to invest in HP ink cartridges if they decide the Officejet 6500A Plus machine from the manufacturer is the right choice for their workplace.

The all-in-one device comes with scanning, copying and fax capabilities, which could make it useful for people who have limited space available.

It can also hook up to the internet via its wireless connectivity or Ethernet port, while productivity functions incorporated into the machine include duplexing as standard and a 35-page automatic document feeder.

Examining the Officejet 6500A Plus for Computer Active, Simon Williams observed extras such as the 6cm touch screen make the device simple to use.

He also praised the quality of the model's outputs, which he said showed "dense, black text" and "good colour in plain paper graphics".

Mr Williams said the relatively cheap price for replacement ink cartridges could also be a bonus.

The Officejet 6500A Plus is also one of a number of HP printers that are capable of printing directly from an Apple mobile device through AirPrint technology.