Pros Small size, elegant design
Cons Not "Windows Logo Tested," no paper manual
Summary In general, I've found that most HP printers are excellent and this one probably is, too. However, when I tried to install its software on my brand new notebook, Windows issued a warning that the software had not been "Windows Logo tested" and might significantly harm Windows now or in the future. I checked HP's website for info regarding this issue and found only a customer comment noting that the printer didn't work with MS Word. Rather than risk it, I opted to return it and bought a Brother HL 2040 instead. It proved to be easy to install it and provides BOTH a video guide and a paper manual. It also prints beautifully, has an ON/OFF switch (rather than just a sleep mode), and a reset button. The HP, in addition to the glitches noted, also feels rather cheap.
Pros Quiet and speedy
Cons no duplex printing
Summary I bought this printer for $129 in Staples. It's a nice little printer that fits my needs as a student. It doesn't take a lot of space. I just wish that it can do double-sided printing automatically. I made it work in my linux system using a driver from http://foo2zjs.rkkda.com/ . You need to unplug the cable and insert it back in during the linux driver configuration. It has 5000 pages duty cycle, quite economical.
Pros HP is clearing the warehouse with truckload sales
Cons HP Vista Patch is crap
Summary This product has know compatibility issues with Windows Vista. HP is deeply discounting this printe model for this reason. The HP vista patch for this machine is for first time users and will not work if you installed this machine on Xp and later upgraded to vista. If you do upgrade you will have device driver errors, spooler problems, registery errors, and a host of other problems. If you do decide to upgrade to Vista make sure you delete all HP products first. HP has a special scrubber for this purpose with a file name HPVISTASCR. Use this HP scrubber to clean their trash off your system before upgrading. HP has a Spent nearly 5 hours with HP on hold and with technician only to finally scrap the printer (1 month old). The patch also has a know issue of leaving a nasty line down the right hand side of the page. If you do buy this machine keep your receipt, your going to need it when you call HP. The first thing they will tell you is that your product is no longer covered under warranty. Good luck. As a small business owner I purchase a great deal of business computer periperhals in the course of a year. This is the last time I will ever buy an HP product. Replaced this printer with a Vista Ready Samsung SCX4500 and are very happy with Samsung.
Pros Print Quality, Small Footprint, Price
Cons Printer Memory, Lack of Networking, Lack of Documentation
Summary Bought this printer for my home office, and I couldn't be happier! The black text print quality on my HP PSC 2219 was not acceptable for professional purposes, so I decided to get a second printer to dedicate to that function. Initally I thought I would get a better inkjet due to price, but BestBuy had this laser on sale for $130.
Setup was very easy once I realized that there was no manual and that the driver CD would walk me through the process. The warmup time to print the first page is minimal as advertised and the print quality is on a par with the lasers my company uses.
The small amount of printer memory (2MB) has not presented a problem yet, and given that I will be the only one using the printer, probably never will.
Although I listed lack of networking in the cons, it would not be expected for a printer of this price and the printer can be added to a network with a USB print server.
While I would have preferred a reference manual other than what is on the CD, if using all electronic documentation allows HP to offer a product of this quality at this price, I'll adapt!
"Good printer"on by GadgetWrestler
Pros Cheap, fast intial print
Cons Not compatible with some inexpensive printservers
Summary I was pleased with the setup, print quality, and speed. I paid $129.99 before taxes at Compusa.
Unfortunately the printserver I bought, the Linksys WPS54G, could not connect to the printer. It also seems the Netgear print servers are completely incompatible with this printer.
The only recourse may be to buy an expensive HP print server.