Pros Excellent Photo Quality, Quiet Operation, Wireless
Cons Severely limited document feeder, Optional Duplex Printing
Summary Out of the box setup was a breeze. Except for one " XP Blue Screen of Death fatal error" due to USB hangup.
The photo quality is excellent, something I expected from HP. I do like the additional 4x6 photo paper slot. The print speed is amazing! Really fast even in the highest print mode. During the printing process, I had to take a second look to make sure my photo's were printing! This printer is so quiet, it amazes me.
The wireless setup was a nice pleasent surprise. I was able to be up and wireless in minutes. Nothing out of the ordinary and even a novice can do it. Very staight forward with good insturctions included.
The scanner is quiet and is fast enough for the average home user. The output quality from scanning is about average.
The 3.6 LCD monitor is a nice feature and is lage enough to actually use.
My only criticism is the limited 8x11 document feeder. It is severely limited so if you do a large amount of printing at one shot, better keep some extra paper near by to feed this thing.
All in All, I'm glad I made the purchase.Updated
I had my printer for a week and all of a sudden, not I get the "Blue Screen of Death" on the printers LCD monitor. Error codes that only a IT could love. I followed the Troubleshooting procedures outlined by HP's web site. I got it to work in the wireless mode again, but the USB connection is completely dead. Called HP and please don't get me wrong here.....but I really like to speak to someone I can understand. ie: English! No help what so ever. The last words that were spoken by the HP Tech Rep....."Take it back to where you got it!" This is not the type of support I've come to know from HP.
Needless to say I'm returning this unit back for another one. I'll write another User Opinion on that one if needed.
Pros So hard to list all. Network, daul paper tray, shared memory card slot, software, speedy,
Cons Bottom paper tray seems flemsy, cost, photo detail output compared to Epson
Summary The HP 3210 inkjet printer is great. What can I say, HP has done it again. This has got to be the number 1 machine for the workgroup environment. It does everything you could expect of a small office All-In-One and then some. Scan images can be a little slow, but were very good, even the 3D scan of a pair of swing shears looked great. The memory card slot reader worked just fine, it has a 2.5 inch built in screen on this machine and printing from this was also very easy. Now here’s the kicker this machine can be hooked up to a network. You can get a LAN/CAT5 cable plug right in back of the printer. The HP 3310 model also has wireless communications and both can have Bluetooth. The 3310 also has a built in fax machine. This is great communications support. All the above items (Fax, Scanner, Card Reader and Printer) can be shared over the network cable. The software install was a breeze. You unpack the printer remove all shipping material, install ink and network cable. The software scans the network for the printer. Once it fines the printer it starts the install. Now please be patient, this will take a while. This software installation needs 1.3GB of hard drive space. You get everything you need to use your system. Photo and Fax management ability. Everyone can use all the functions right from their desktop. When you do the install on your desktop all the functions of the device are installed specifically for your desktop environment (on one desktop the compact flash card may be drive E, on another computer it may be drive K). OCR software also comes with the machine. There is no one who even gets come to the software that HP is giving you. These machines also comes with a built in film and slide scanner, Duplexer for printing on both sides of the paper and Picture bridge for digital camera hook up. Hp has finally given in on the replacing the print head every time you change ink cartridge. This really drove up the cost of replacing ink ($24-$35), but gave you a perfect print every time. Just what does this mean to us the consumer? Cheaper ink replacement yes, but the machine does not last a long. People gets mad and just throw away the whole machine once they get the print head replacement cost ($50-$130). Epson and Canon has been doing this for a while now. After a number prints (maybe some where in the 1000s area) the head starts to wear out. This just what happen to my Canon i860 printer from Best Buy, I had insurance and the maintenance company decided to just replace the printer with Canon 6200 (this was not a deciding factor for the printer. I needed a second printer for my kids on another floor. I don’t know if this new HP ink will yield the same number of pages as my old 895cxi, if it does Canon and Epson watch out. Speed, this thing spits out paper like a big office copier. It is very fast. I could not get 32 pages per minutes. But it was very fast (closer to 17ppm on my 3 page resume with copies).
Now for the bad! After all that I’ve said above I still returned the printer for one main reason, photo output. After paying $400 plus tax for a machine and I walk up to a $72-$139 Epson with a card reader and screen and printed a picture from my camera card and the details were outstanding on the Epson. The details that this thing printed was like a photo lab. The main thing I use my printer at home for is photos. I can print text documents at work on my laser when I need it to be nice crisp text output. When the Epson R340 printed I could see hairs standing up on a person hands, not on the HP. The shadows under the eyes looked more real to life than HP’s muddy looking effect. The bottom paper tray looks to be quite flimsy. It may be tougher than what it looks like. But it did not seem like it would wear well. I was worried that I may bump it one time to hard and break it. The rest of the printer is built so well, to short the printer here just does not make since.
To sum it all up, if photo out up details from an inkjet printer is critical to you, than this is not the printer for you. Go with the Epson, neither Canon nor HP’s 6 ink printers can touch this machine from a walk up prospective.
Pros Cool blue light, but K-Marts blue light is more appealing
Cons Everything Else
Summary My family has owned HP printers since 1995. The first HP printer we owned, the 870 CSE was the best by far. That printer would fly, literally! The 3310 is the biggest piece of crap ever made. HP's Vivera ink system is terrible. The black smears horribly when even the oil from your skin touches it. Try licking your finger then sliding it over what you thought was black ink. To our surprise the black ink smears and looks blue. Any printer that smears this bad after the ink is supposedly dry sucks, period. Here's what HP's website claims: World's fastest photo printing All-in-One, money-saving individual inks. I have to laugh. I printed a 4 page document the other day and it took about 45 seconds before the printer even started printing the fist word of that. What fantasy land does HP think they're in? This should be called the world's slowest printer. I tried to copy a photo and it didn't make an exact duplicate. It zoomed in slightly and the ink also looked faded. If our bathrooms ran out of toilet paper as often as this piece of crap runs out of paper, we'd be screwed, and thats exactly what you'll be if you buy this piece of junk. Also 2 of the ink cartridges that came with it didn't work. I've actually respected cnets reviews on a lot of stuff, but after I've seen too many HP products get high reviews from them, I wonder now if they even test them before they review them. CNET, you should use the printer in your office for a week before you write a review. It seems to me that you're basically telling us what the box says. I could go on for hours on how big of a piece of crap this so-called printer is, but I don't want to spend another second wasting my time. HP what the hell were you thinking?? CNET, I think I could do a way better joy reviewing these printers, and stop hurting yourself by letting HP pay you off to write good reviews. Tell it like it is. Don't buy this if you have any brains.
Pros Sturdy, prints fast and quiet, great quality
Cons Constant blue screen of death - seems to be USB issue but I had it happen with USB hooked up
Summary I should have paid attention to the reviews in CNet. I like the printer - it has all the features you want in a AIO. When I printed, it was great quality, quiet and fast. The software to manage the printer from the computer is great. The displays on the printer perfect. However, I have returned two for the same problem - constant blue screen of death on the printer. The first printer showed an error during set-up but I thought it was a glitch. When it returned again and again, I called HP. Tech support read standard scrips to include is it turned on, is it plugged into a surge protector, etc. The tech could not even tell me what the error code displayed on the printer screen meant (gave them the code). I returned the printer (BestBuy was great). When I was picking up the replacement printer, a BestBuy employee said many of the 3310s have been returned for same problem. I returned the second printer and am still looking for a good AIO. If HP fixes this problem, I would buy the printer.
Pros large lcd.... prints fast... wireless networking
Cons everything... ink comes right off photo paper... hinges broke
Summary ok i bought this printer for my small office thinking that Hp should still make a good office printer like the old days.... but once i got it set up... i tried to see its photo quality of this $400 all in one... the photo came out kind of crinkled from the hp underload system... the picture was pixilated and the ink took forever to dry... on top of the photo looking bad... i got a drop of water on the picture and the ink came right off the paper... and i was using the Hp photo Advanced paper they say to use with the printer....after using it for about 2 months i went to change a cartridge and the printer hinges locked not letting me close the printer... i sent it back to Hp and got a new one and sold that one on ebay.... the pros to this printer was its fast and has a huge lcd and the wirless networking was cool... but there is to many cons to purchase one... i went out and bought an Epson RX620 for my office now and its awesome it is slower then the hp but the photos are 100000000000 times better and the ink is dry soon as its done printing.. the ink does come off the paper...it also scan negatives and slides...and the software for the epson was better... i bought the epson Rx620 and a Wireless networking adaptor from Epson's website and it was still $130 cheaper then the Hp thats a no brainer...please if your looking to print phots buy and Epson or Canon Hp is just for documents..thanksUpdated
ok i bought this printer for my small office thinking that Hp should still make a good office printer like the old days.... but once i got it set up... i tried to see its photo quality of this $400 all in one... the photo came out kind of crinkled from the hp underload system... the picture was pixilated and the ink took forever to dry... on top of the photo looking bad... i got a drop of water on the picture and the ink came right off the paper... and i was using the Hp photo Advanced paper they say to use with the printer....after using it for about 2 months i went to change a cartridge and the printer hinges locked not letting me close the printer... i sent it back to Hp and got a new one and sold that one on ebay.... the pros to this printer was its fast and has a huge lcd and the wirless networking was cool... but there is to many cons to purchase one... i went out and bought an Epson RX620 for my office now and its awesome it is slower then the hp but the photos are 100000000000 times better and the ink is dry soon as its done printing.. the ink does come off the paper...it also scan negatives and slides...and the software for the epson was better... i bought the epson Rx620 and a Wireless networking adaptor from Epson's website and it was still $130 cheaper then the Hp thats a no brainer...please if your looking to print phots buy and Epson or Canon Hp is just for documents..thanks