The HP All-In-One L7590 Printer

On July 8, 2008, in printer, Review, Scanner, by Owen Rubin


The HP All-In-One L7590 Printer
Company: HP

List: $299 Street: $199

I am a fan of the multi-function printing device. They take up less space than four machines combined (obviously) and I only need to buy supplies for one machine. Time was, however, when owning one meant compromise on all functions. However, about 8 years ago, the first of what I considered good devices in this class started showing up from companies like Cannon, Brother, and HP, and their abilities continue to grow.

I own an older HP G85xi All-In-One. This is a full color, full duplex (with adapter), 4-ink printer, copier (with sheet feeder), scanner, and fax machine all in one reasonably sized device. It was not cheap 8 years ago, at almost $700, and to use it on a network with both Macs and PCs, I had to add a $300 Jetdirect 300X network interface box, as that printer was USB and parallel only. So, for nearly $1000, I had one device of amazing quality that took up little space, and now, almost 8 years later, is still working fairly well. Except…

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About Owen Rubin

Owen Rubin was one of the first people to program arcade video games for Atari a long time ago, and designed arcade video games for almost 15 years. He later joined Apple where he worked on both hardware and software projects, and was the key player on the MacLC, bootable CD, several pieces of Mac system software, as well as a contributor to many other CPU projects. He later worked for Pacific Bell to lead the design of services for the first commercial broadband system in the US, and then went on to be the lead researcher of broadband for Paul Allen's Interval Research. Since then, he has been an executive at a number of startups in security and semiconductors, and is currently the CTO of Edison Labs, a startup focusing on helping commercial clients write and develop mobile apps, especially for the iPhone, iPod, and iPad.

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