Summary: Got this as a replacement for a much older fax. First time I hooked it up, I kept getting paper jam error messages even though I hadn't yet put any paper in the input tray. I disconnected it from the power source and phone line and wondered what kind of lemon I'd bought for our department. A couple of days later, I hooked it back up and it went through all the start-up without a hitch. It works fine and is well worth the price I paid.
Summary: This replaces an old laser fax and was looking for a dependable alternative. Since I was already familiar with the HP ink jet cartridge system and knew my incoming fax use, I figured the cartridges would last quite awhile. The footprint differs a little because most of the time a person has the machine open rather than closed as pictures. Easy set up.
Summary: This is a great choice for home or very small office use. It folds up into a compact and visually pleasing package, and gives you the option of making color or black/white copies as well as sending and receiving color or b/w FAXs, plus offers a handset phone. The quality of the FAXs are consistent with what you'd expect from ink jet printers.
Summary: I am so frustrated with the fax function. Papers stick together, sometimes three at a time. It hangs up before it processes all the papers and you have to start over. Faxed papers do not stay in the tray and spill out all over the floor. Maybe the printer function works ok, but do not purchase this expecting a pleasant fax experience.