Pros Decent color and print, and with some manipulation and the right paper, very good color prints.
Cons Once again, HP FAILS to make a stable, dependable, and trustworthy software application to support their printer.
Ever see a printer 'lock-up' regularly? Try this one.
Scanned photos are often more grainy than original
Summary If only HP would leave the software writing to professionals. It is so buggy, it makes using their printer, for anything else but simple printing, a risky affair. Just Google HPZIPM (one of the buggy HP files), and you'll see how dissapointed folks are with HP software.
Pros Good photo print quality. Decent set of multifunctions.
Cons Disfunctional paper/photo paper trays and feeders. Photo printing software is slooooow, if you have an older computer, like I used to. Ink runs out quickly and is expensive to refill. Overall, SERIOUSLY over-priced.
Summary I hate when products are marketed to "do so much!" yet don't do the little things well. I really don't care what bells and whistles something has (touchscreen functionality), if its day-to-day functions (printing documents, printing photos) do not run smoothly. In my book, as I'm sure yours, day-to-day functions should go on seemlessly, without a hitch...The type of stuff you'd never tell a friend about, "Oh man, you GOTTA get the FX-1000, it's document feeder runs SOOO smoothly." But the type of thing you WILL ***** about on a website review when it works like crap!
What the heck am I talking about you ask? The paper trays of course - Are you serious?? I mean seriously, I gotta pull the tray out, re-insert paper back in, 10 sheets, no, try 1 sheet, no, you like 3 sheets this time? What IZ This. Jeezus, you would think for that much money on a home/personal printer, the trays would work nicely. Nope. I don't have 1/2 hour to f*** with this thing just because I want to print a couple photos (but apparently I have 1/2 hour to go online, register at CNET, and write a review about it.) AND the killer is, I'M USING HP PHOTOPAPER TOO. Jeezus. You're killin me.
Thank god I got a new computer recently: It's canned photo printing software "Photosmart Essential" was also painfully slow on my old one... Thinking it's a memory hog... (??) but I don't know. I'm not good at determining that stuff. I just use things, and want them to work reasonably well, and within a reasonable timeframe.
My wife and I admittedly didn't do our research and homework on this one... Our previous printer got damaged in a move, so without wasting much time, we rushed out, got caught in the "oh this one's expensive, it's an upgrade from our previous printer, ... gee, it looks nice.... " - cha CHING.
Don't make the same mistake we did.
Pros Wifi; Bluetooth;
Cons Small ink carts
Summary Using this printer primarily with a MacBook Pro and had no issues at all setting up wifi - in fact, it took about one minute. Same experience with the Bluetooth setup - very easy and quick.
I've owned several older versions in the Photosmart line and have had great luck with all of them. This one has been the best so far.
Pros Made great photos while they lasted....
Cons machine would start acting wierd...with flashing lights until shut down. Then would make half a copy and start with the light show...
Summary HP should recognize & acknowledge the problem and offer to fix or replace the machines.....even after the warranty ends.....
Pros High print quality, great scan quality, great interface, dual paper trays, easy wireless support, bluetooth support, wired ethernet support, USB support, and more!
Cons Lack of dvd burner support over wireless, no ADF.
Summary This AIO is the first we have purchased, and it is awesome. We've owned older/smaller/cheaper HP printers in the past, and haven't been too impressed, but this AIO produces an excellent print quality, has great scan features and quality. The dual paper trays is excellent (as I would never use 4x6 photo paper in the past due to the hassle of a 2nd tray that wasn't built-in), and the ability for the printer to auto-select the paper to use is great!
I was pleasantly surprised to find the printer able to prompt my computer when scanning a document. It has no problem scanning/printing, or even saving a scan to a memory card or the dvd burner.
CNet complained about the print speed, but I believe that experience is relative, as I'm fine with the speeds, especially considering the high quality of the prints.
One of my favorite features is the nice full-color touchscreen, it's easy to interact with, very clear.
I purchased this printer from Newegg.com for $299.99 with free shipping. I am very pleased with the product's quality, features, and appearance.
The only negatives I've found, are the lack of an ADF (auto-document feeder), but I don't doubt that HP will offer an ADF addon in the future. The other negative is the lack of wireless support for the built-in DVD burner. The dvd burner is picked up nicely when the printer is connected via USB, but it's not seen over wireless. This could be a limitation in Windows XP/Vista, or it's possible that HP just hasn't yet added support into their drivers.
I can easily recommend this printer to others, and would easily purchase it again myself.