Printer Ink Makes HP Photosmart C4680 Look Like Less Of A Bargain

2009-07-29 11:16:01

Published on 2009-07-29 11:16:01

HP's new Photosmart C4680 is priced to look like a bargain but could end up setting high-volume users back because of the prices of its inkjet cartridges, it has been warned.

Consumers with low usage demands or people willing to recycle their ink cartridges may get the most from the device, which offers basic connectivity in the form of a USB port, according to Computerworld.

Although it is not the fastest printer, the Photosmart C4680 does boast impressive quality, the review revealed.

However, it pointed out that the standard-sized black and tricolour ink cartridges only last for 200 and 165 pages respectively and cost more than nearly all other inkjet multifunction printers that it is up against on the market.

"The Photosmart C4680 would be a decent choice for a light-duty home MFP, given its nice output and friendly controls. However, if you print or copy a lot, look for a faster machine with much lower ink prices," Computerworld said.

On the other hand, the Computer Shopper recently claimed that the Epson WorkForce 310 boasts relatively low ink cartridge replacement prices.

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