"Great Product"on by kanissaj
Pros I really like this All-in-One. It prints really fast. I don't use it to print photos because I love my HP photosmart.
Cons At first it was taking forever to download the software but then I discovered I didn't need to install the extra features.
Summary I highly recommend this product for faxing, scanning and copying. However, I do not recommend it for printing photos. I still use my HP photosmart to print high quality photos. I was inspired to buy the All-in-One as my husband owns a trucking business and I needed more space on my desk and I wanted to do the company billings a lot faster than having to scan all the Bill of Ladings. With the copier, I can zoom through my work and everyone's happy.
After doing a lot of research on this model, I discovered other consumers complaining about the 6510 series in reference to it taking hours to download the software. The solution for that was not to install the extra features. I started downloading the software at around 11:30 AM after going shopping, it was still going at 8:30 PM. So I just cancelled the download, restarted the computer and reinstalled the software again. Everything was done within a matter of 15 minutes or less. My husband really liked the fax features especially blocking unwanted fax numbers. The All-in-One is very easy to use, really reasonable priced and very compact but can handle a lot of work. Hands up for HP and great for me.
Pros Quick Copy, Scan, and Print
Cons Less eye appeal than other brands
Summary I am using this printer in my home office. Right out of the box I found it to be well packed and easy to install. I installed on WinXP Pro and Win2k without any issues. On my home network I was able to share it to a WinXP Home laptop without a problem. When I tested the copy feature it was quite fast. The main reason I purchesed this model and brand over the others in this price range is the built in modem for sending and receiving fax transmissions. Excelent Picture quality and speed! I think i'm in love... another great HP product to add to my collection.Updated
I have used this product for a few weeks now and still have no complaints. I usually find at least on problem with hardware and have not with this.Updated
I love this printer, I have not had a malfunction many reams later. It prints nice pictures also.
It does not turn itself off after inactivity.
Pros Low price, very functional, straight forward
Cons It is a low end product, envelope feeding is a little cumbersome
Summary Wanted to get an inexpensive printer/copier/scanner/FAX machine for home use. I had initial concerns because I have an older computer (1.8 GHz) with a USB 1.1. I went to a local Best Buy store and talked with their in-house HP rep. Had a couple of questions regarding the use of a FAX machine and how it interacts with a home answering machine. The HP rep was worthless as he didn't know anything about FAX machines and suggested I talk with a Best Buy employee in the department (amazing!) or call HP. After a lot of followup, searching and reading reviews at this site, I purchased the HP 5610. Couldn't pass by the Best Buy 10% off coupon plus their own $30 rebate. Have had HP printers over the past 14 years and they have been very reliable. I did have some reservations though after reading some of the posted comments, so I wanted to pass along my own personal experience for what it's worth.
Set-up was very easy ........ followed the directions to the T. Software loading was very straight forward and took about 12 minutes. Printed a couple of sheets with no problems. It is faster (and quieter) than my older HP 990 Cse printer, so I was happy, although it was probably a little slower than optimal due to my computer specs. Printing envelopes is a chore as you have to remove one tray and empty the blank copy paper to feed the envelopes. My older printer had an envelope feed slot which overrode the blank copy feeder. Copying was a breeze, although it did slightly cut off one edge of the 8 1/2 x 11 form as reported by others. My wife's Lexar printer/copier/scanner does the same thing. Fixed this by setting the custom copying at 95% of the original which very slightly reduces the image, but it's hardly noticeable. Scanner works like a charm. FAX checks out OK, but haven't used it yet. Also bought extra black-n-white and color ink cartridges as the salesperson told me that the unit only comes with "starter" cartridges that run out quickly. The full cartridges are not that expensive - about $18 apiece.
All-in-all, I'm very happy with the HP 5610 so far. It is a lower cost unit, so there is a lot of plastic here and there. If this is unnerving to some, I'd suggest moving up to a higher cost unit. Have had the HP 5610 for 5 days now and it seems to continue the good performance string that I have with HP printing products.
"Small size, great features for prize, scanning better then reviews state, software above average."on by Thomas Rams
Pros Printing and scanning are way better then editor review states, great size, easy design, adf is awesome
Cons paper tray and output try stick out, software isn't simple and if you scan it saves in two places on your computer.
Summary Overall, for $149.99 this is one of the best multifunction printers on the market with a automatic document feeder (adf), i use this for scanning school work and i have already done over 400 scans, it works great, no jams, no hassles no problem, printing is average, great for college student just trying to turn in a paper, simple buttons, simple software setup, only downsize is it saves in two spots for scanning and you just can't save a simple original file, i have been trying still. I recommend of Lexmark X7170 which is same price with ADF, lexmark scanning and printing is worse then this model. I wish there was more network though.
"0 out of 10"on by -Paradox-
Pros Looks awesome as a techno-paperweight
Cons Drivers never work properly. Max dpi turns everything blue no matter how you adjust the so called color settings. Eats up RAM.
Summary HP must be owned by MS because they seem to think we need copious amounts of substandard software with our devices. Just give me a printer/fax/copier/scanner that actually PRINTS/FAXES/COPIES/and SCANS and dispense with the 100's of mb of useless software that eats up my memory even when the thing is off! Never use this piece unless you want to mount it on your wall as an expensive artsy techno-display for conversation. Had an HP scanner awhile ago on a completely seperate system that never worked either. Waste of money. I'd even buy a Lexmark before another HP.