Review: Small and Home Office Inkjet All-in-Ones – HP Officejet 6700 is Best in Class

In this Head2Head Comparison of Small and Home Office Inkjet All-in-Ones, Wirth Consulting determined that the minimum qualifications for productive, shared use include networking, automatic duplex printing and an automatic document feeder. Using these criteria, we compared the features, performance and cost of ownership for five All-in-Ones from five vendors: Brother, Canon, Epson, Hewlett-Packard and Lexmark. These devices had an average price of $149.99, well within the range of affordability for nearly any consumer.

Ultimately, we determined that the Hewlett-Packard Officejet 6700 Premium e-All-in-One earned Best in Class distinction due to the following strengths:

  • Lowest overall cost per page and total cost of ownership for this group.
  • Comparatively high paper and ink capacities.
  • Web connectivity with downloadable productivity, workflow and entertainment apps.
  • Extensive remote and mobile printing options.
  • Easy touchscreen operation.
  • Overall very good tested image quality.

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2 Responses

  1. The office jet 6700 is a good machine but. my main issue is the capacity of the hp 933xl and 932xl. It says high capacity but doesnt seem to last that long. and then if a color runs out the printer will not print even if only 1 cartridge is out.

    seems like it is better to have 2 printers. an all-in-one unit like the officejet 6700 since you can scan, print and fax. also a good laserjet like an mid price HP 4250 for everyday printing in black. over time the laserjet would pay for itself by saving money on inkjet cartridges.

    thus keeping the officejet 6700 for scanning, copying, faxing and the occasionaly color print out.

    • Another excellent point Tonerman. A mono laser printer paired with a recent color inkjet MFP from Brother, Epson or HP is an outstanding combination. However, there are a lot of excellent printers out there with an CPP and TCO that is much lower than that of the HP 4520.

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