HP's Officejet Pro X: prints at up to 70 pages per minute

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HP's Officejet Pro X: prints at up to 70 pages per minute

Sick of waiting while large print jobs clog up the print queue? HP has grabbed our attention with claims of up to 70 pages per minute for its new Officejet Pro X printer.

The new HP Officejet Pro X is the world's fastest desktop printer, according to Guinness World Records.

The 70ppm speed is achieved by using a printhead that's as wide as the page, a technology that HP debuted several years ago in its very high-end models.
The Officejet Pro X achieved its Guiness World Record by printing 500 sheets in 7 minutes 19.2 seconds. And according to this article, that was printing in colour.
Note that the 70ppm rating is for something called "General Office" mode, not the highest quality setting.

HP also claims that it "delivers professional printing at a faster rate and cheaper cost than laser printers" while providing "comparable quality".
The Officejet Pro X goes on slae here next month - print-only models will start at $599, and the multifunctions from $799. Automatic two-sided printing is standard across the range. 
On a historical note, it's the 25th anniversary of the original HP Officejet printer. That printer around $2,000 in Australia. The speed for that printer was 2 pages per minute.
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