Pros Price, works great on the Macintosh (OS X 10.4.2)
Cons A little slow (but workable)
Summary I have had this printer for 5 hours (so take all that I say with a grain of salt). But so far the prints look good, It was easy to set up. I have it networked with 5 computers (3 Mac one PC and wireless with 2 Mac Laptops). I will post again after I have had it a week or two.
Dave (Graphic Designer) in California
Pros Great price, very good prints and it's a network printer.
Cons None so far
Summary I have this printer for a few days now and I love it!
Setup was a breeze, within 10 minutes the printer was installed on both the PC and the wireless laptop. It is hooked up straight at the router and the software from HP made it very easy to install.
Text looks very sharp and photo's are pretty good as well. For the money I paid for it I can't think of a better deal (290 euro = $345,-).
Pros Great quality, easy to setup on network.
Cons A little slow but for home use or small workgroup, perfectly OK.
Summary Considering this machine has not been on the market that long it's tough to say how it will hold up. However if it's like all the other HP printers I've owned it will be fine. First to those that gave it a low rating, come on it's not a photo printer nor is ANY consumer grade color laser! Having only lived with it for about 3 weeks what does impress me is the blacks and color printing, especially the graphics. Using the correct paper for the job makes a huge difference. I have to admit the papertray for envelopes took a little getting used to but as soon as I understood how it worked I came to like it. The user places the envelope in the tray, the printer then grasps it and aligns it and then signals when it's ready to print. I was used to my monchrome HP laser that just took the envelope and printed.
I think HP has a winner, but remember this is an entry level color laser and isn't designed for lots of users that print tens of thousands of page per week. I'd say it's best suited for a home office, or work group of 3-4 people printing 2000-4000 pages a week or so.
Pros Great Price quality of tables and Bus graphics
Cons Slooow Images seem to have a yellow tint
Summary Good printer for simple pages with business graphics and tables, but image reproduction is poor
Pros Affordable and networkable
Cons Substandard Quality
Summary My office has an HP Laserjet and thought I would try the affordable 2600n for home. I love the fact that the laserjet ink doensn't run. But that was it. The quality of the finished product was 2nd rate. I purhased 2 of these printers and both of them plain and simple sucked. The demo printed great but my worked looked nothing like it should have. The blues looked purple and there were lines through the photos which were like the earlier deskjet.
My current HP V40 deskjet all in one prints better.
I returned the first printer and purchased a 2nd. I also contacted HP support but to no avail. I can't take a chance on the terrible quality with my work.
Plain and simple. This printer stinks, don't waste your time or money.