Pros The ability to access the internet without a computer is the best feature.
The applications are awesome. They save me a lot of time and keep my family entertained.
The huge touch screed LCD display is easy to use
Fast print speed
Cons This printer is flawless
Summary This printer is for the person or family that is always on the go and wants instant gratification on basic computing applications. Being able to print Google maps, download kid?s activities, print coupons, and do so much more without a computer on a touch screen display is awesome. HP has really done a fantastic job with this printer.
Pros Connecting to wireless network was as easy as 1-2-3. Fast regular and photo prints. LCD will display Caller ID when fax or call comes in. Print from mobile devices via bluetooth or wifi. Touch features & Application on unit are actually beneficial.
Cons The $400 price tag kind of makes you think twice or more before buying it. I'm a technology freak, so I have to have the latest (if I can afford it). Touch scroll can sometime lag because all apps have to be connected to the internet.
Summary Since companies like HP are usually the trend starters and innavators. It's the way of the future! lol. There will be some people that will complain about lag touch feature, but how was the touch feature on their previous web printer? OH wait there wasn't one lol. My touch web works fine, but there is always room for improvement. I hope HP releases a firm update for the printer.
Since the printer has wireless capabilities you can place it wherever you like. I actually keep this printer down stairs. I.E. Since it can connect to the web I don't have to run upstairs to check movie times, I can do it on the printer. I don't use fandango to print my movie tickets, but it's a nice feature to have. The editor that reviewed this printer does make a good point that you can check on your computer must faster, but I turn off my computers. I would have to turn it on and wait for everything to load or I can be downstairs searching on the printer while getting things ready like putting on shoes or stuffing my girlfriends purse with water and candy (I refuse to pay $5 for a small bag of candy or water at the theater).
I usually do not like the additional software that the manufacture gives you, but the new HP toolbox is actually not cluttered with useless stuff like in the past. It has options to scan docs, photos transfer images and fax. Very simple.
I also like the fact that the customer support for this unit is based in the US! I have nothing against CSR's from other countries, but it's nice to hear a voice from here. Also, I did not know this until today, but I guess this unit has the "White Glove Treatment" from HP. I guess it's part of the one year warranty. Supposedly if anything happens to the machine besides accidental breakage, HP will send a new unit NEXT DAY. For $400 they better...
I've only had the printer for a couple of days and it has been fantastic so far. I say give this printer a chance if you can.
Pros Very easy installation, fast b/w printing, great photo print quality, separate photo trays for different size paper, double sided prints, cool applications and touch screen
Cons Some features I might not use that drive the price (but you can definitely get the printer for closer to $300, not $400)
Summary This is a quality printer - easy setup, fast b/w printing and good quality photo printing - which were the most important features for me. The rest is cool to have and makes things more fun and gives the printer some versatility!
Pros Attractive design and compact for a printer with all of the capabilities it has. Very easy set-up. Outstanding text and color photo production.
Cons It should be less expensive.
Summary Rather than make snarky comments about the name of the printer like Cnet and other reviewers seem to do, let me discuss how it works. The touchscreen is very bright and adjustable the user interface is easy to navigate. You can easily remvove icons for websites you won't use and this makes the UI more responsive. The printer, combined with a modern router, connected to my home network with the simple typing of a password. Bluetooth connection was also a breeze. I appreciate the lack of a document feeder because I rarely need one and they take up lots of space and make a printer look like it belongs at work instead of my home.
The print quality is outstanding. I went from an HP printer with a 6 ink system to this 5 ink model and was concerned about the removal of the light cyan and magenta colors. There was no need to be concerned. A photo printed with my old printer and the new cannot be distinguised from one another. The black ink for text printing is a pigment ink, which means photos don't use that ink cartridge. The cartridge installation system is easy. I am pleased to finally have a printer that does two sided printing out of the box without an overpriced accessory.
There is a lot to like about this printer. Try it out and see for yourself. I took off half a star because I think the printer is a bit too expensive. I got mine for $349, which is more reasonable.
Pros Looks great. Touch screen is nice.
Cons The original in-box black ink cartridge was consumed after printing only 62 pages. I replaced it with a high capacity cartridge that supposedly would last for 800 pages. It lasted for about 120 pages. That's $35 per cartridge plus tax.
Summary Ink consumption is a big issue. I am in touch with HP's tech support, and they recommended that I change the "print quality" settings in Microsoft XP from "automatic" to "normal." I've done that but it is too soon to tell whether that change will effect a cure. In the meantime, my low rating stays where it is, and deservedly so. I fault HP for not suggesting this type of change in the product literature and software when I installed the printer. But who knows, maybe they think they will thrive on ink cartridge sales. I don't though.I am now willing to revise my rating from 2 stars to 4 stars. By resetting the print quality control in Windows XP Control Panel (Printers) from "automatic" to "normal," my ink consumption appears to be in line with HP's representations, rather than the extreme amounts consumed on the automatic setting in Windows XP. I also like the touch screen feature--more like my iPhone.
Updated on Dec 24, 2009