Pros

  • Fast print speeds
  • Good print quality and documentation

Cons

  • Control panel is hard to use
  • Output tray is flimsy

At A Glance

The Deskjet 6980 delivers solid print performance without distracting or costly extras.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.hp.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number C8969A#B1H
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 882780227460
Ports and Connections
Wireless connection 802.11b

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Very Good
Print quality: Color photo Very Good
Print quality: Grayscale photo Very Good
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 9.1   ppm
Performance
Color Output Quality Very Good
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 86.17
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 24.53
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 2.9
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 50.01
Sports Action Shot (secs) 43.81
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 50.68
Line Art Output Quality Fair
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 20.61
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 2.5
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 1.4
One-Page Webpage (secs) 25.45
Tested Lineart Speed (ppm) 2.4
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 19.87