HP just announced four new AIO printers for the spring this past week. All of these are color inkjet AIOs that have faxing, scanning, printing, and copying capabilities. Here is a break down of each one:
Officejet Pro L7590: Base model is $300, 35 pages per minute (12 pages per minute at laser quality speed), wired networking, built in duplexing, use the HP 88 and HP 88XL individual cartridges. Other models offer more feature like wireless networking, but do cost more.
Officejet J6400: Base model is $200, offers wired and wireless networking, built in duplexing, 31 pages per minute, and uses the 74/75 series of cartridges.
Officejet J4500: Base model is $100, 28 pages per minute, uses the new 901 series of cartridges (built using recycled plastic).
Officejet J3600: Base model is $100, no flatbed scanner, 20 pages per minute, attached phone, Uses the HP 54 black cartridge and 22 color cartridge.
I am mostly interested in the OJ Pro L7590 and the J4500. The Officejet Pro series in the past year and half has proven to be very robust and economical to own. The J4500, I am interested in the new 901 series of cartridges to see how they work. One thing to note, only the J3600 fails to offer an XL cartridge that does 2-3 times the number of pages compared to the standard cartridge.
HP until the Fall of ’08 is focusing on their Officejet line with new packaging and marketing.