The HP OfficeJet Pro L7680 All-in-One is pricier than many other inkjet multifunction printers, but it comes loaded with nearly everything a small-office could want in a networked MFP. In addition, it combines strong speed, good print quality, and low consumables costs, making it a viable alternative to color laser devices that cost much more.

The HP OfficeJet Pro L7680's basic printing and scanning specs are impressive. Its single paper tray holds 250 sheets or 30 envelopes. To increase the printer's paper capacity, you can add a 350-sheet second tray. A built-in duplexer makes double-sided prints. Even better, the automatic document feeder can turn pages to scan both sides, generating double-sided copies. While the ADF holds 50 sheets in up to letter size, the glass platen accommodates legal-size paper.

The HP OfficeJet Pro L7680 can fax in color and it has a 125-page memory for handling incoming faxes, in case the paper runs out while you're away. You can program up to 99 speed-dial numbers for destinations you fax regularly. To print photos, either attach a PictBridge-compatible digital camera to the 7210's direct-print port or slide your camera's memory card into one of the four media-card slots, which together read all major formats. The MFP also lets you print a proof sheet of the images on your card, mark up your favorites, and run it through the scanner to select your prints.

Alternatively, you can preview the images on the 2.4in colour LCD. The HP OfficeJet Pro L7680's editing functions permit you to adjust or crop the image, remove red eye, and apply effects and borders prior to printing. After plugging a USB flash drive into the PictBridge port, you can print any photos that it contains. Scanned images and documents store as JPG or PDF files on the drive, a memory card, or a network folder (preprogrammable as a list of digital filing locations). You can print PDF files only from a PC, not directly from a media card or flash drive navigated through the L7680's control panel. An optional Bluetooth adaptor allows you to print photos wirelessly from a mobile phone or other handheld device.