Pros Installed OK with XP. We've had no problems with printing.
Cons Doesn't work with Win2K. After 6 weeks of moderate use we've spent more on toner than the printer cost! Obviously designed to sell more cartridges. We've had it for about 6 weeks but will replace it when we've used the cartridges we've bought.
Summary Uses toner cartridges too quickly.
Pros Installed in minutes on both PC and Mac. So nice to have less wires and print from both operating systems.
Cons Eh, so it costs a bit more per sheet printed, but there are places online that sell the cartridges cheaper than in-store prices. So, I think it's great. Especially for a home office or a student.
Summary For those who on other review sites say they had trouble with PC/Mac setup here's the tips:
PC - put install cd in your machine and follow the prompts. You have to connect the usb for initial install, but during the cd install, you will be prompted to remove the cable. Then, no more cables. Took 3 minutes. Hold down the "x" button on the printer for 5 seconds after finishing the install and print the "settings" page. You'll use this to setup for on a Mac (below - you need the IP address it prints on the page).
Mac - first, go to the hp website and download and install the Mac OS X driver (the .dmg file). There is no icon associated - so click on the file name and run the driver install once it's done downloading. When prompted about the "allow network", say "ok". Then, go to your system preferences. Click on "Print and Fax". Click on the "+" sign below the "Printers" list to add a printer. In the pop-up window, click on the "IP" icon. Leave the "Protocol" to "Line Printer Daemon - LPD". In the "Address" box - type the IP address that was on the printout from your new printer (the "settings" page). If you've done the driver install correctly, the HP driver will automatically pull up and all you do is click on the "Add" button. Of course, it goes without saying to make sure during all of this that you have your Airport enabled and are on the wireless network when adding the printer. Total time for Mac install: 5 minutes including the driver download. Done.
"Toner hog!"on by Goldfinch33
Pros People tend to be reluctant to buy refurbished printers that have no CD with drivers. By including them, HP has made it easier to remanufacture and recycle these printers.
Cons Look at toner costs. At 5% coverage, it costs over 4 cents per page with this printer in HP's drive to sell toner faster, more expensively. Look at cost per page first then the printer cost. A good reman printer is faster, better, less than 1 cent.
Summary Bottom line is that over the last 5 years HP has reduced price per printer but increased cost per page. Look at toner costs, not printer costs and demand more of the reviewers to do the same.
Pros Print to it from laptops all over the house.
Fast first-page-out and good speed.
Works well with cheaper LD toner
Manual duplex a plus - saves paper
Cons Initial setup was tricky BUT found out that my wirless phone was next to it on the desk. Moved the phone and it connected right up. Do not have possible interferring devices around it when installing. Also, give it a fixed IP address, not DHCP.
Summary For the money, good. My manual duplexing stopped working from my desktop PC. Still works from the laptops. Cannot find out why. Have uninstalled and reinstalled a number of times. Windows 7 Ult. Just stopped one day but I have a ton of stuff on this PC as well as an all-in-one on the net, so a lot of HP software on the PC. HP over-complicates their software and google finds many people having conflicts that require uninstalling ALL hp software and starting over.
I do really like this printer performance and versatility and wireless capability.
Pros Good price, compact, installation into my network was a breeze. Love the fact that it's wireless. Can print from anywhere in range of network not just from inside the house. A ton more prints than my ink printer for about the same price.
Cons Need longer USB cable. 6 foot would be better.
Summary Bought the first printer from a fellow employee that was moving to France for $110.00. Setup was easy, added to my home network,with 2 other printers, no problem. Love the wireless feature.
I like the the eprint function and the fact that it reverts to sleep mode until it is sent a print request.It's quiet not like my HP G85 that sounds like it's going to break, but still going strong by the way.
Bought another from Office Depot for $99.99. I will give update after some more use.