Excerpt: The HP Deskjet is perfect for small print jobs, and shouldn’t be considered for print jobs that require either a lot of color, or lots of detail, as the paper tray can only handle about a 1/5th of a ream of paper. The printer is fairly quiet, and doesn’t jam very often. And when it does, it’s very easy to access the jam-because the printer itself is not very large. I wouldn’t recommend this printer for those who do heavy writing.
Summary: Ok, the good stuff first. It's compact and quick and easy to set up and has been reliable so far. But, my Lord, the ink this thing runs through!!! I've had it less than three months, and have already had to buy one color cartridge and three black cartridges. More and more, I wish I'd bought a low-end laser printer. If you don't need the color, that's the way to go. The Laserjet 1012 costs less than $150 and gets an estimated 2000 pages out of every $70 toner cartridge.
Summary: If I had realized that this has no black cartridge and cable I would have purchased an upgraded model that did or another brand. It's compact size and price are what I bought and felt that it works well but without a black ink cartridge, you really burn up the color cartridge fast which is more expensive, maybe that was HP's plan?? All in all it's okay but I bought for price and feel mislead.