HP Officejet Pro L7590
HP raises the bar
- Ethernet port, auto-duplexing, great text print quality
- Poor media card implementation, photo print quality issues
Although it might not be the best choice if you’re looking to print lab-quality photos, this workhorse will definitely increase office productivity.
Price$ 499.00 (AUD)
The recently released Officejet Pro L7590 is a refresh of the popular L7580. It has been slightly redesigned and slightly improved. The strengths of both the discontinued L7580 and the Officejet Pro L7380 are apparent in this printer.
The L7590 has gained some height and width, as well as an extra 2kg. The unit retains a professional look that suits offices. The L7590 also retains the L7580's auto-duplexing unit and Ethernet port, neither of which is found in the less expensive L7380. Paper capacity is set at 250 sheets, with an optional paper tray allowing for an additional 350 sheets.
A multi-card reader adorns the front, supporting CompactFlash, MMC, SD, xD and Memory Stick. There is no colour LCD, and users have to transfer photos to a computer to view or print them. We would have liked the ability to print directly from media cards, as found in Lexmark's X9575 Professional.
The 'Scan To' feature found in the majority of home and small office multifunctions is available, making full use of the unit's Ethernet port. Users can initiate scanning from the L7590, choose their desired destination and desired format (such as image, text or email attachment).
The speed of printing has been improved overall. Standard draft quality text documents will print at 24 pages per minute, a major improvement on the L7380's 22.2ppm. Printing at standard quality will slow down the L7590, but it still manages an adequate 13.3ppm. Documents with graphics and text highlights printed at 22.2ppm during our draft quality test; at normal quality they printed at 8.7ppm, on par with its predecessor's speed. Standard 4x6in photos print in an average 28sec, while A4 photos print in 1min 15sec; this gives a good indication of the multifunction's performance while producing in-house marketing materials.
It appears HP has significantly improved the model's printhead: the quality is far greater than its predecessor's. The L7590 remains a poor choice for true photographic quality — colours are largely oversaturated, leaving exaggerated and overly dark colours that make photos look unnatural. But for document printing, the L7590 is close to becoming a true rival to laser printers. It prints clear text with no messiness both on white backgrounds and text highlights. The quality difference between the L7590 and L7380 is immediately noticeable, particularly in regards to text. Although the L7590 does a poor job with photos, colour is accurate and consistent enough for regular office colour printing.
The L7590 has the same scanning resolution as its predecessor; it's sufficient for document scanning. However, the newer model has a certain bias towards darker images. This might be a problem for photography enthusiasts.
The L7590's running costs average 9.18c per page, making it one of the most efficient printers in its class.
Join the PC World newsletter!
Lexar® JumpDrive® S57 USB 3.0 flash drive
UE Boom 2 Bluetooth speaker
Everki ContemPRO Roll Top Laptop Backpack
Epson EcoTank Expression ET-2500
Microsoft L5V-00027 Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard Desktop
Linksys AC5400 MU-MIMO Gigabit router
Samsung portable 1TB T3 drive
Lexar® JumpDrive® S45 USB 3.0 flash drive
Acer Swift 7
Lexar® Portable SSD
Google Daydream VR headset
Huawei Mate 9
Belkin MIXIT Metallic Lightning to USB Cable
3SIXT Ultra HD Sports Action Camera
Logitech G403 Prodigy mouse
HP Pavilion x360 13”
Dell Inspiron 5000 series 2-in-1
Lexar® Professional 1800x microSDHC™/microSDXC™ UHS-II cards
Surface Pro 4
Lexar® JumpDrive® C20c USB Type-C flash drive
Dell XPS 13 laptop
Blade 28 backpack by Arc’teryx
HD Pan/Tilt Wi-Fi Camera with Night Vision NC450
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC70 Noise Cancelling Headphones
Garmin Fenix Chronos smartwatch
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 Huawei Mate 9 full in-depth smartphone review
- 2 ZTE Axon 7 review: Is ZTE dumping old stock on Australia?
- 3 Oppo R9s smartphone full review
- 4 Finally! LG OLED TV 2016 range review
- 5 Huawei Nova Plus smartphone review
Latest News Articles
- Hacker hijacks thousands of publicly exposed printers to warn owners
- HP shutting down default FTP, Telnet access to network printers
- Why won’t my printer connect to my wireless router?
- HP offers US$1 billion for Samsung's printer business
- How 4D printing is now saving lives
GGG Evaluation Team
First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.
For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.
The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.
The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.
My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.
- How to quit Pokemon Go (or to start enjoying it again)
- Huawei Mate 9 full in-depth smartphone review
- Time to ditch Foxtel and the iQ3: How to replace Foxtel packages with cheaper alternatives
- What's the difference between an Intel Core i3, i5 and i7?
- Laser vs. inkjet printers: which is better?
- CCCloud Solution Architect - Financial Services - Continuous IntegrationNSW
- CCSenior Automation TesterQLD
- CCAnalyst ProgrammerVIC
- CCDemand/ Resource AnalystVIC
- FTLevel 3 EngineerNSW
- FTNetwork Solution ArchitectVIC
- CCMultiple System Engineers - Data Centre - TelcoVIC
- CCIT Procurement OfficerNSW
- FTTechnical Support RepresentativeNSW
- FTMicrosoft ProgrammerSA
- FTIT Information Security AdvisorNSW
- FTSenior Web DeveloperNSW
- CCIT Solutions ArchitectQLD
- TPMicrosoft Analyst ProgrammerSA
- TPFront End DeveloperNSW
- FTDevelopment Manager - SaaSQLD
- TPImplementation Business Partner - Business ModernisationNSW
- CCData Migration Consultant - LeadNSW
- FTFront End DeveloperQLD
- CCSenior Technical SpecialistNSW
- FTSystem AdministratorNSW
- CCTechnical Consultant - ITSM/HP Service ManagerNSW
- FTProject Manager (Software product development)VIC
- CCSenior Storage System Engineer - NetApp SpecialistNSW
- FTSolutions Software DeveloperVIC