Isn't this their latest model ? I have the 4900, which has pretty much the same technology. The point is that it is a mature technology, and believe me, you can get prints suitable for framing. The question is whether it's any good right now, not if something better is coming down the pike. At this point the improvements are going to be in tiny increments. It's a good moment to buy a digital printer, and the 7900 is awesome.