"Glad I didn't pay more for it"2.0 starson by riprap1951
Pros: Network capability, decent price.
Cons: Software problems, myriad unwanted & unasked-for background processes, poor reliabilty.
Summary: I purchased the C5180 mainly because of its network-ready capability. For the price (approx. $180) it seemed like a very good deal, and it did actually work printing wirelessly from laptops on a network for many months. However, I'm very disappointed in the quality of hp's software, which I characterize as buggy and resource-hungry. Several months after purchase I went through a couple of hours on phone w/ their support people because of bogus error msgs the machine was throwing. And the past couple of months I had a horrible time with the machine's scanning function, which didn't work most of the time. I spent many hours uninstalling & reinstalling the software, and sifting through Usenet posts to try and fix the d**n thing....Alas, after a grand total of 9 months of use, I cut it loose and replaced it with a Canon...It's going to be a long while before I buy another hp imaging device.