Excerpt: Over the last couple of years all in Inkjet printers have pushed single function printers out of the market. A multifunction peripheral offers more convenience in less desk space than a separate copier , printer , and scanner , not to mention a huge savings on cost. The new Hp Officejet J4680 is not three but a four in one adding the business staple of faxing to the expected printing, copying, and flatbed scanning capabilities.
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
Summary: The HP OfficeJet J4680 might be slow, but it's a nice machine. A small office that doesn't do much printing would probably be happy to have the OfficeJet J4680's feature set in such a compact, low-cost package.
From the Lab Review: HP OfficeJet J4680 All-in-One
8 August 2008
Excerpt: (1 items) HP OfficeJet J4680 For $130, you might not be surprised to find print, scan, and copy capabilities in HP’s OfficeJet J4680 multifunction ink-jet printer. But the J460 also has a built-in fax machine, wireless connectivity, and a 20-sheet auto document feeder. HP boasts about the J4680’s 20-page-per-minute black-and-white print speeds and 17-page-per-minute color print speeds, but in our real-world tests, the printer proved to be something of a slowpoke.
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.