Casio is set to release to new models of photo printers, and they’re so involved and complicated they should just call them computers.
The PCP-1300 and PCP-300 print postcard-sized pictures and are a compact 251×130×151(147) mm. PCP-1300 features a 7″ LCD touchscreen display with 480*234 resolution and is compatible with most memory cards, but it’s not cheap at $577. PCP-300 is lighter, offers a 3.5-inch display with 240*320 resolution and costs $420.
Nice little preview screens on printers are hardly new, but this is getting insane now, because both printers include a full QWERTY keyboard. Yes, a keyboard on a printer. So it has a touch screen and a keyboard (presumably allowing you do add text to images) and just happens to print as well….sounds an awful lot like a locked down single purpose computer that just happens to print as well.
Given you can buy a netbook for a under $300 and a decent enough printer now for under $200, why would anyone hand over $577 or even $420 for one of these? I’m beat. Both go on sale in the Unites States in September.