Summary: Since I had gotten good years out of my last inexpensive all-in-one, I expected better than this. The printer stopped feeding paper just a few weeks after the warranty expired. Frustratingly, the scanner still works really well -- much better than the last. However, at least half of my work with this gizmo is printing, and a printer that can't feed itself is useless to me. I guess you get what you pay for, but HP had better do better soon or they'll lose their good name.
Summary: I bought it because I didn't want to pay 10cents every time I print a page at school but really, this thing is not worth it. It is noisy, consume a lot of ink and fragile. After one semester the printer stop working and two semester after the scanner is dead too. Don't think that by buying the cheapest printer you are going to spare money.
Summary: I did a lot of research before purchasing this printer, and it seemed to have good reviews. The print quality is ok, but not as good as some. The main problems are that the printer has some VERY annoying issues, 1. if you turn the printer off, it prints a new alignment sheet EVERY TIME you turn it back on, which is a complete waste of expensive ink and paper. You are supposed to re-scan that alignment sheet every time too, which also wastes time. 2.
Summary: I have bought 2 all in one hp printers from Walmart over the last 2 years. Each costed around 30 dollars and have lasted me about a year. Compared to paying twice the price for cartridges for the dell printer, I guess they really did pay for themselves in that respect. However, I would just as soon pay more and have a printer last for 5 or more years, maybe it's too much too ask?
Summary: I bought my 1050 from Target on clearance for $35, I can see why, since January I've gone through two. Like everyone else said, They just stop feeding paper correctly. The scanner is crap too. It leaves dark spots around the top corners, Even if you weight down the lid it only lightens them a little.
Summary: I bought this for $20 during 2010 Black Friday sale. I had been without a printer for months and couldn't pass this up. It felt and acted cheaply, but since I rarely print and just needed a home printer/scanner for personal use when I needed it, this would do. Worked fine for about a year, tho I don't recommend installing the software, I didn't and got no hassles. I will say I got at least a year and change out of it, but you have to be VERY CAREFUL with paper.
Summary: This printer seems to work alright but after installing it I see that HP has fixed it so that you cannot custom control the darkness/lightness of the ink -- and their "draft" setting is pretty much of a joke -- it is very nearly as dark as the regular setting. If you print a lot - esp if you sell on the internet and print a lot of postage this is probably not the printer for you.