Summary: The HP Officejet J4680 offers more features at a cheaper price than most of its competitors, and small offices and home professionals will appreciate its print quality as well. Unfortunately, its negatives far outweigh the positives: your office productivity will take a major hit because of sluggish output speeds and faulty paper handling.
Pros: Inexpensive; auto-document feeder; Wi-Fi connectivity; driver settings provide helpful shortcuts; small footprint.
Cons: Painfully slow output speed; awkward page handling; lacks page status monitor and media card reader; low output page count; ships with shallow ink cartridges.
Summary: The HP Officejet J4680 is a decent, and very small, all-in-one printer. Set up for wireless networking was a breeze, and after testing a number of very large printers, I appreciated the relatively small footprint of the J4680. It lacks a versatile LCD screen and with only two print cartridges it may not be first choice for heavy-duty or serious photo printing, but otherwise a handy, useful, and compact office tool.
Pros: Automatic duplexing, Networkable via wired / wireless network, Includes copier, scanner, fax, Excellent prints
Cons: Lacks a large LCD screen, Low output with standard ink cartridges (high-yield tanks are twice the price of regular tanks), Doesn't support PictBridge, Slow printing, Manual duplexing
Conclusion: Naturally, we weren't expecting a $130 multifunction to match the business-class $300 and $400 models we've tested, but the Officejet J4680 proved to be more than just the cute compact we saw at first glance. It's too petite for a five- or six-person, or frankly even a three-person, office, but we could genuinely see it meeting a startup or not-yet-full-time solo operator's needs for perhaps 20 or 40 pages per day. Think of it as the Eee PC of printers.