"Painful setup, but cool features"2.5 starson by dpigraphicsllc
Pros: The print quailty is very good for images if you set print quality it to "best." If you change the default print setting to "economy" mode, it prints very fast.
Cons: Set up process was very long, painful, and problemmatic. The fax setup wizard does not accommodate all possibilities; i.e., distinctive ring. Had to set it up via printer software. The machine is very loud. Clunking sounds leave me concerned.
Summary: Having only owned this AIO for only one day, I haven't yet learned or used all of its features (which are many). However, the setup was "painful" (and I am an IT professional!) so I wanted to report on this 'con' sooner than later. Perhaps I'll submit another review once I've used it a while. I do like the fax to email feature -- very cool!Day 3 and this all-in-one is being returned. After spending 2 days trying to get the wireless connection stable, I give up. I've reinstalled the software twice, opened my firewalls, opened ports, added all the HP services as exceptions, and no matter what I do (that's been recommended by others who have the same problem), nothing works to keep my connection on. The printer printer says I am connected, but the software keeps disconnecting. The longest I've had it going is a half hour, then it says there's a error in the printing system. My laptop is new, so I know that's not the cause. If you are considering this all-in-one to use as a wireless device, I strongly recommend you do not buy it. I have a technical background and have installed many printers, but I have never had problems of this magnitude. Definitely a lemon by my standards, as well as all the others who've posted threads such as mine.
Updated on Jul 15, 2009