Pros Wireless works! Print quality great. Fast Printing
Cons Bloated software package
Summary If you don't know how to setup and modify a wireless network, then DON'T buy a wireless printer. I've read too many reviews whining about wireless functionality of HP wireless printers. Basically, it boils down to operator ignorance. My D7460 has never lost connectivity with the network. I avoided this by setting up a static IP in lieu of an automatic DHCP.
I've also read too many reviews whining about HP printer software. Yes, I agree the software is HUGE. The fix? When installing the HP printer software, do an ADVANCED INSTALL and only install the HP drivers only and skip the rest of the HP software. Don't just blindly hit NEXT when you install any software. Go slow and install only the software you desire to use. I did this and the printer works great with no slow down in performance in my PC.
There are too many network novices out there who are quick to blame HP for their own ignorance and failures. Do some research before you jump into wireless networks and spend less time griping online about it.
The D7460 uses six ink cartridges. This is much better than tri-color cartridges. It allows you to replace only the ink you use. Go to Costco or BJ's to get replacement ink, as their prices are the best.
The D7460 allows you to preload 8.5x11 paper and 4x6 photo paper simultaneously. The photo paper is cheap and the printing is fast.
Ink and photo paper prices are cheap enough now to justify bulk photo printing at home in lieu of uploading it to a digital photo printing service (i.e. Wal-mart).
This printer is GREAT and the wireless functionality is fantastic. I strongly recommend this printer.
Pros wireless!, touch screen, easy to use
Cons I haven't found any yet
Summary We needed to buy this printer because our last one was dropped carrying it between computers. We shopped around at the most popular electronic stores and I spent some time searching online. This printer by far was the best priced wireless printer we found. ($159.00 at Staples). It is also sharp looking, and very easy to use.
The D7460’s photo quality seems comparable to my last printer, a cannon i860 which had very good reviews. I think the text documents print just fine.
If you’re looking for a printer for your home and have a wireless network, print mostly text documents and an occasional photo, this is the printer to buy.
Pros photo paper tray, text speed
Cons slow photo printing, skin tones not exact
Summary Opening the box, I was disappointed with HP cutting corners not including a USB cable and with the cheapness of the power cable. Since the printer has no printer cable port (USB only), I was forced to connect wireless by my WIFI network. It would be nice to also have it connected via USB so that, if my WIFI network went down, I wouldn't also loose my ability to print. Since HP was to cheap to include one, I will have to buy one myself. If I wanted to save every possible penny by putting up with missing parts/cables, I would have bought a printer off eBay. The (over) commitment to inexpensive also shows with the power cord which was a ridiculously short few inches from plug to transformer. The (cheap) cord from the transformer to the printer was longer but the short AC cord forced me to mount the transformer on the back of my desk with duct tape because the cable wasn't long enough to reach from the power strip through the hole in the desk to the printer area--a reasonably short distance away. The ease of setup was impressive although the software was slow installing. If you want to print photos and text and need an all around printer, this is a very good one. If you want top quality photos or professional looking text documents, there are probably better options. I first printed a city scene. The print time was a bit slow but the rendering was nice. The next test was a close-up face shot. The blacks in the background were impressively deep but the skin tones were not true to the monitor, biasing slightly towards yellows and reds. Could this be a monitor calibration issue? Its possible but without an expensive calibration kit, I trust my $900 monitor out the box more than a $150 printer. Text printed much faster. It looked reasonably crisp at first glance but close examination reals slight smudging and artifacts. These were most noticable when printing an email from Outlook. The black line Outlook prints across the top of an email in the default view was definately more gray then black and more fuzzy than crisp. Feature wise, the touch screen is nice, providing detailed feedback instead of the blinking light on my old Canon iP400 which provided no information except to check the computer for the detailed error message. The ability to have paper and photo paper always loaded and have the printer automatically switch between them is very nice. I can also see how the ability to insert memory card, select photos from the memory screen, and even do very basic editing such as red-eye reduction all from the printer's touch screen would be very popular. I can't see ever using it because I do more advance touch ups in photoshop but its advanced enough that should your computer ever crash, you could select and print some of your raw shots before you fix/replace your PC. The features are 9+. Photo quality 7-8. Text quality 6-7. Quality 5. This leaves me to say, the HP Photosmart is pretty good at everything it does but not exceptional at anything it does.
Pros Great feature set, Touch screen, WiFi networking, Base-10 Ethernet connectivity, card reader and USB reader, two tray system for paper, utilizes 6 ink cartridges
Cons Yellow cartrige (though the largest of the colors) runs out fast, image quailty is good but not stellar, big
Summary I purchased this printer to replace my old Canon IP90 printer. It was a bit of a shift to go from a portible printer to a full size one and this one is very FULL SIZED. The card reader and USB reader are quite handy as is the two tray system (one for smaller photo paper and one for normal sized paper) and the laser operated internal calibration. The touch screen is a very nice feature and allows for the full monitoring and use of the printer without a computer attached (except for the help feature which pulls up on an attached computer). The print quailty is good but oddly I think it was better on my IP90 which had incredible quailty for a portable printer. Most importantly for me this printer utilized 6 ink cartridges. This reduces the wasted ink and corresponding cost. I do notice that the yellow cartridge seems to be the most frequent to go out, but that may be the result of the kind of images i am printing. The networking features are great and I have to say I rather enjoy being able to connect both my MacBook Pro and my Acer Ferrari to the same printer at the same time without any wires. Overall this is a solid printer and will serve most well, especially those with many computers.
Pros Nice size, quick, and easy to use
Cons Paper tray too small and you will fly through the ink
Summary I purchased this printer, spent an hour on the tele with support, (they hung up on me). My question to them was"Why does this printer us up all you majenta ink when printing black text? Had the printer for about a week and went through the starter in plus 2 more black cartridges, 1 yellow, and 2 darker blue, and 2 majenta. All I printed was black text. When the printer told me to replace the black cartridge after printing about 60 - 80 documents all black text, I packed it up and returned it. I've spent over $200 on ink!