Pros

  • Inexpensive; impressive print quality
  • Wireless networking and ADF standard

Cons

  • Copies, scans, and prints photos slowly
  • Costly inks

At A Glance

It offers SOHO users a lot of features for the price, but it's slow, and the inks can be costly.

Manufacturer’s Description

Enjoy the convenience of wireless connectivity with our Officejet J4680 All-in-One. You'll be able to print, copy, scan, and fax all from one device, plus print at speeds as fast as 28 pages per minute in black and 22 in color. And with our Officejet inks, you'll get high-quality printing at a lower cost per page than with a laser printer.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.hp.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number CB783A
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 884420751557
Ports and Connections
Wireless connection 802.11b
Faxing
Fax Resolution (dpi) 300 x 300 dpi
Scanning
Scanner Type Flatbed

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Superior
Print quality: Color photo Superior
Print quality: Grayscale photo Good
Copy quality Good
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 7.0   ppm
Performance
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 32.44
Final Scan Time, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 38.72
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 59.34
Color Output Quality Superior
One-Page Line Art, Maximum Resolution Superior
Final Scan Time, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 24.99
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 28.28
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 25.22
Final Scan Time, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 0.97
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 111.7
Sports Action Shot (secs) 154.35
Overall Scan Quality Very Good
Preview Scan, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 27.69
Grayscale Glossy Output Quality n/a
One-Page Copy (secs) 23.94
One-Page Webpage (secs) 31.36
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 2.1
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 59.33
Preview Scan, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 27.21
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 0.4
One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi Good
Tested Lineart Speed (ppm) 1.8
Preview Scan, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 27.14
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 2.1
Line Art Output Quality Good