"Absolutely the best printer I have ever owned"5.0 starson by PrintAplus
Pros: Lowest Black Ink Cost, Wireless N, web-enabled, stunning photo quality, business card scanning, touchscreen, fast, 5 year warranty
Cons: I actually do not have any complaints about this product.
Summary: I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw that Mr. Yu gave this product a 4 out of 5 star rating. He obviously missed some of the features that make this the best printer on the market. His cost per page analysis is all wrong. Lexmark offers a high-yield black ink tank for $4.99 which makes B&W printing less than a penny per page. I have tested both the HP8500 and Pro905 for picture quality and the Lexmark wins hands down. Some other things he fails to mention is that the Lexmark comes with a 5 year warranty that covers the printhead. HP's warranty is no where near that. The HP 8500 series is also not web-enabled so there is no way to upgrade or customize the printer. Since the Lexmark is connected to the web, I can upload applications that make sense to me and help my business run more efficiently. The touchscreen option makes my life less complicated than all of the buttons on the HP model. The touchscreen is very interactive and easy to use. Mr. Yu mentioned that fingerprints get on the reflective screen and this is true but Lexmark was kind enough to include a special towel used for cleaning this special type of screen. Lexmark also offers wireless-N printing which speeds up throughput and increases range for printing. The HP 8500 series does not. Mr. Yu does not even mention the fact that the Lexmark Pro905 comes with business card scanning software that will allow up to 8 business cards at a time to be scanned and automatically synchs with common contact management applications such as Outlook, Lotus Notes, etc. The HP 8500 has none of this. Bottom Line: I do not feel that this review is anywhere close to being objective. In fact, if one did not know better, one would assume Mr. Yu is on the HP payroll. Do yourself a favor and go to a store and test them for yourself. I for one am extrememly happy with my decision.