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.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: Only keep it around for the scanner since I don't really print enough to justify getting a new printer. I bought this years ago and I only keep it to use the scanner. I don't print much but when I do it's quite a hassle as a lot of other reviews already mentioned.
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.
Only buy if you have a lot of time and money to waste
22 November 2010
Summary: My experience with this printer has been consistent with most of the reviewers here. Terrible, cheap printer that DOES NOT deliver even on the most basic things. Eg. It takes forever to start printing, and once it does, it tends to waste a LOT of ink.
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.
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.