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Conclusions

The excellent print quality, good wireless connectivity, high duty cycle, low print costs and duplexer make this an excellent printer for a heavy home or small office user. However, you have to be willing to put up with the long installation, the occasional bumping and grinding, and the fact that the print tray cover must be very carefully placed into the printer. HP is correct that this could be a good choice instead of a color laser printer, as long as you are willing to accept the fact that it is quite large and has a few flaws.

Pros

  • Very good text quality
  • Wireless setup is quick and easy
  • Excellent ink cartridge design
  • Fast printing
  • Good connectivity
  • Good duplexer
  • Inexpensive ink
  • Waterproof ink
  • Compatible with HP iPhoto iTunes app

Cons

  • Too large
  • Setup takes too long
  • Paper tray cover placement must be exact
  • Makes bumping and grinding noises
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Sandy Berger, respected computer authority, journalist, media guest, speaker, and author, has more than three decades of experience as a computer and technology expert. Her eight books include: How to Have a Meaningful Relationship with Your Computer, Your Official Grown-up's Guide to AOL and the Internet, Cyber Savers –Tips & Tricks for Today’s Drowning Computer Users, Sandy Berger’s Great Age Guide to Better Living through Technology, Sandy Berger’s Great Age Guide to the Internet, Sandy Berger’s Great Age Guide to Gadgets & Gizmos, Sandy Berger’s Great Age Guide to Online Health & Wellness, and Sandy Berger’s Great Age Guide to Online Travel. Sandy’s newspaper column, magazine articles, feature stories, product reviews, and computer tips can be found at her website, Compu-KISS.