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HP Photosmart C4680

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1148 reviews of HP Photosmart C4680. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and print quality. The performance and price are also appreciated, whereas the ink consumption and paper handling get critical opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP Photosmart C4680 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Photosmart C4680

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 111 user reviews of HP Photosmart C4680 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the design and noise. The performance and price are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the paper handling, while opinions are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, performance, noise, design

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81% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Photosmart C4680 All-in-One PrinterHP Photosmart C4680 All-in-One Printer

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP Photosmart C4680

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 253 user reviews of HP Photosmart C4680 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the durability and design. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas comments are divided on the multifunction. Some have doubts about the paper handling and noise.

price, usability, performance, design, durability

reliability, noise, paper handling

51% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Photosmart C4680 All-in-one Printer (Q8418A#ABA)HP Photosmart C4680 All-in-one Printer (Q8418A#ABA)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for HP Photosmart C4680

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of HP Photosmart C4680 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Printers on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the price. The size is also mentioned favorably.

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0% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Photosmart C4680 All-in-one Printer (Q8418A#ABA)HP Photosmart C4680 All-in-one Printer (Q8418A#ABA)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: M. David Stone (pcmag.com)

HP Photosmart C4680 All-in-One

 

The HP Photosmart C4680 All-in-One offers suitable speed and output quality for light-duty printing at home.

Relatively fast. Reasonably high-quality output across the board. Prints, scans, and copies.

LCD for previewing photos on memory cards is unusually small. Relatively high cost per page.

Probably more important for most home users, the C4680 also printed photos at a reasonably fast clip, averaging 1:16 for a 4-by-6 and 3:03 for an 8-by-10. In comparison, the NX515 was much slower for photos, at 2:05 and 4:41.—Next: Output Quality

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Susan Silvius (pcworld.com)

HP Photosmart C4680

 

HP's Photosmart C4680 color inkjet multifunction printer (MFP)--$100 at this writing--is priced to look like a bargain. Given its costly inks and slow speeds, however, it's best suited for low-volume use.

Good print quality ; Nice control panel

Slow; expensive inks ; Low-capacity, cheap-feeling paper trays

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

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Susan Silvius (pcworld.com)

HP Photosmart C4680 Printer Review

 

Good print quality ; Nice control panel

Slow; expensive inks ; Low-capacity, cheap-feeling paper trays

Print quality is impressive for a model this inexpensive to buy, but its ink costs are high.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: MIKE PASINI (imaging-resource.com)

HP Photosmart C4680 All-in-One Printer

 

TOUCH FRAME MAKES IT EASYHP C4680 -- Inexpensive Black Box With a Nice TouchBy MIKE PASINIEditorThe Imaging Resource Digital Photography NewsletterReview Date: April 2009It seems like ever since Kodak introduced its rough-around-the-edges pigment...

While we did like the small TouchSmart touch frame, we weren't happy with how the card reader integrated into our real world setting. And while the box itself is attractive (particularly to dust and fingerprints), the image quality was not up to the...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Michael Browne (techradar.com)

HP PhotoSmart C4680 review

 

This photo printer packs a scanner for those wanting to preserve their non-digital pics

Good print quality ; Scanner ; Fast prints

Not the best scanner ; Colours a bit off

May, 2010

Expert review by: Susan Silvius (techadvisor.co.uk)

HP Photosmart C4680 review

 

The HP Photosmart C4680 covers just the basics. It has a USB connector but no ethernet or media-card slots. Its single input tray maxes out at 80 sheets. It has no output tray: prints or copies simply drop on top of the input stack-to a maximum of 15...

The HP 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.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

HP Photosmart C4680

 

The HP Photosmart C4680 is a 3-in-1 multi-tasking printer with printing, copying and scanning skills. It'll print A4 colour prints in as little as 23-seconds and has a print quality of up to 4800 x 1200 dpi. HP Photosmart C4680 is tagged with HP...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: (itreviews.co.uk)

HP - PhotoSmart C4680

 

With reams of budget all-in-ones (AIOs) available for casual users there's a constant battle between speed, quality and value, and HP has attempted to find the right combination yet again here with the PhotoSmart C4680. We ...

The PhotoSmart C4680 is certainly capable of some impressive results from colour photo printing and offers solid performance for document prints, but while its slower print speeds are acceptable given the price point, based on the price of replacement...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Techworld (techworld.com)

HP Photosmart C4680 printer

 

The HP 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.

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: Andrew (newegg.com)

Good

 

Does what it's supposed to. On Linux! Don't forget to pick up a USB cable.

Got this for my parents. Works well, nice prints and scans. Supports Xubuntu out of the box

I do not recall a USB cable included. Thankfully I foresaw this complication, and there was a combo deal with a 10 foot USB cable. Cable was 3 bucks, the combo discount was 3 bucks, so it was free from a pure money standpoint

Dec, 2010

Product Specifications

Get lab-quality photos plus laser-quality printing, copying and scanning, all from the comfort of your home. It's easy with Hewlett-Packard's Photosmart C4680 All-in-One Printer.

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Copying

Copy resolution (color text and graphics):1200
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):5.5 / 9
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):6.5
Max Copying Resolution B/W:1200 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Resolution Color:1200 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:9ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:6.5ppm
Maximum copy resolution:1200 x 1200
Maximum number of copies:30
PC free copying: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:16.6in
Height:6.7in
Weight:11lbs
Width:17.4in

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:1.45
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:8.5 in x 30 in
Standard Media Capacity:80sheets

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (off):0.3
Power consumption (PowerSave):2.5
Power consumption (standby):4.6
Power consumption (typical):20

Header

Country Kits:United States
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:C4680 All-in-One
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Photosmart

Input Capacity

Maximum input capacity:80
Maximum input capacity for 10 x 15 cm photographs:30
Maximum input capacity for envelopes:10
Maximum input capacity for transparencies:30
Number of standard paper trays:1
Paper input type:Sheetfed
Standard input capacity:80

Memory

Max Supported Memory:64MB

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Works with Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Networking

Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Wi-Fi:No / Yes

Office Machine

Functions:Copier / Printer / Scanner
Monthly Duty Cycle (max):1000impressions
Printing Output Type:Color
Printing Technology:Ink-jet
Type:Printer / copier / scanner

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):15 - 32 / 5 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):15 - 32 / 5 - 40
Recommended operating temperature range (T-T):15 - 32
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90

Other Features

All-in-One Functions:Copy, Print, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:Copy, Print, Scan
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP\nMac OS / Windows Vista (32-64 bit)\nWindows XP SP1\nWindows 7
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Network ready: No
Number of cartons per pallet:12
Number of layers per pallet:7
Quantity per pallet:84
Scan time:24
Standard input trays:1
Standard output capacity for transparancies:10
Standard output capacity for transparencies:10
Wireless technologies:Wired

Output Capacity

Maximum output capacity:15
Standard output capacity:15
Standard output capacity for envelopes:5

Paper Handling

Envelopes sizes:DL
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
ISO C-series sizes (C0...C9):C6
Maximum input capacity for cards:40
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum paper trays:1
Maximum print area:A4 (210 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Photo paper sizes:3.94x5.91, 5.12x7.09
Standard tray media types:Card stock, Envelopes, Iron-On Transfers, Labels, Photo paper, Plain paper, Transparencies / Envelopes, Labels, Plain paper, Transparencies
Standard tray media weight:75 - 90

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:Hi-Speed USB
PC Connection Availability: Yes

Performance

All-In-One-multitasking: Yes
Copying:Colour copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions:Copy, Print, Scan / No
Duplex printing modes:Manual
Faxing:N
Maximum duty cycle:1000
Number of print cartridges:2
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Printing colors:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing: No
Optional connectivity:Ethernet, Wireless LAN
Standard interfaces:USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (average operating):20
Power consumption (off):0.3
Power consumption (PowerSave):2.5
Power consumption (standby):4.6

Printing

Max Printing Speed B/W:29ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):29ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:23ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):23ppm
Max Resolution B/W:4800 x 1200 dpi
Max Resolution Color:4800 x 1200 dpi
Maximum Resolution:4800 x 1200
Print resolution (black, normal quality):4800 x 1200
Print speed (black, draft quality, A4/US Letter):29
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):9
Print speed (color, draft quality, A4/US Letter):23
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):6.5
Standard printer languages:PCL 3

Scanning

Gray scale levels:65536
Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan area:8.5 x 11.7
Optical scanning resolution:1200 x 2400
Scan technology:CIS
Scan type:Flatbed
Scanner Type:Flatbed
TWAIN version:1.9

Software

Drivers included: Yes

Sound Emission

Noise level (idle):57
Print noise level:57
Printing noise level:57

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MS Duo, SD, SDHC, xD
Internal memory:64
Maximum internal memory:64
Maximum memory:64

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:800
Minimum processor:Intel Pentium II/Celeron, 233MHz
Minimum RAM:128
Minimum system requirements:CD-ROM\nUSB 2.0\nInternet Explorer 6

Weight & Dimensions

Package depth:23.9
Package height:15.5
Package weight:13 / 211.2
Package width:17.4
Weight:10.1