Pros cheep, runs fine with vista. Scanner quality is good for what you pay
Cons very unreliable
Summary Bought this printer cheep with a laptop, and have had nothing but problems with it. First off, the ink cartridge cradle locks up after every 20 pages or so for no reason. To fix it, all i need to do is open and close the front panel and it resets, but is still an inconvenience that shouldn't happen with a brand new printer.
Second, it seems to have problems recognizing ink cartridges. I have the factory colour cartridge installed and its ~90% full. However, every week or two, the printer randomly decides that the ink cartridge is incompatible and completely empty. After a restarting and playing around with it for about an hour, I can normally get it working, but again this shouldn't happen with a brand new printer
As far as ink usage goes, it does tend to use a lot of ink, but i don't think its any worse than any other inkjet printer i've used. Just use low-ink settings for stuff that doesnt matter, or buy a laser printer if your looking to do high quantities of b/w.
Pros It has decent print quality for colored pages, and the black text is fine, but for that kind of quality you could spent 20-30$ instead.
Cons The scanner is terrible. There were wavy lines all over the image.
Summary Decent prints but not worth the price.. its basically a 30$ printer with a bad scanner.
Pros Some HP product design wizard thought it would be a cool idea to hide a complete disaster of a product inside of a rather sleek, minimalist exterior.
Cons Rarely do I come across a product that fails SO miserably right out of the box that I feel so compelled to write a review on it. Software crashes during installation, NO USB cable included (are you kidding me!?), Huge FAILURE trying to network it.
Summary HP needs to get a clue that it takes more than a glossy white apple-esque exterior to make a product something useful. Horrible software (that takes twice as long to uninstall), HUGE FAILURE when trying to setup the printer on a home network (im convinced its a compatibility issue with XP). This printer was a nightmare from the moment I opened the box. It will be on its way back to BestBuy first thing in the morning. Thanks for nothing HP......TWO BIG FAIL THUMBS DOWN FOR YOU!
"Not Economical"on by melvl
Pros It's cheap and quiet. Scans more than one picture at a time into separate files.
Cons The ink is too expensive. The Colour XL cartridges claim to print 440 pages. I didn't even get 50 pages. I've already gone through 3 colour and 2 BW XL cartridges in three weeks.
Paper feed is faulty. Often takes more than one page at a time.
Summary I'm going back to Canon and individual colour ink cartridges. This is ridiculous.
"Printer runs well."on by bradymk
Pros Good scanning, good printing
Cons Networking from XP to Vista crashes system
Summary The printer/scanner work fine, good price. I had the printer installed on my Vista machine, but when I tried to print from XP machines on my home network I kept getting spooling errors. Test pages print fine, but not documents. HP tech support tried everything during a 60 minute session and concluded it was an operating system error. I switched back to my Canon i860 and have no problems with the home network. (But of course, now I can't scan.)