"Very Unreliable"1.5 starson by EngStudent129
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.