Excerpt: I have long wanted to buy a scanner and printer. Having both machines in my workstation requires ample space so I opted for a multifunction printer. My favorite computer ship does not have the brand and model that I originally wanted so I ended up with this unit.
I'm really satisfied, I hope it lasts for years to come.
1 January 2014
Summary: The price I paid for this printer was only $44, and that's an excellent price. This HP F-380 has all the print functions that I need, with good print quality. I had to shop around for this model as I needed an HP printer that used HP 22 and HP 21 ink cartridges. I have over $100 worth of these remanufactured cartridges on hand and the ability to reink them. So, hopefully, I'll have a low cost ink supply for years to come.
For home use, and value for the money, can't go wrong.
1 April 2012
Summary: This printer is well worth the price I paid for it. It is out of production now. Has been replaced with newer models. If you can still find this printer like I did, brand new in the box, never opened and are looking for a good quality printer for home use this is a great printer to have. I first bought this model printer 5 years ago and it just went out last month. I was glad to be able to find another one.
Summary: This is the second one I have gotten. The first one is still good, but I purchased this so when it does go bad, I will have a replacement. This little machine does everything I need it to do, with very few problems. One thing I learnt, it may say that the black cartridge is low, when in fact it could be the color cartridge, other than that, I can't think of a neg thing to say about it.
Summary: PROS ..:: It works under Linux - in particular, Ubuntu 10.10. ..:: Works out of box - no software required! ..:: Scanning bed works. CONS ..:: Might require HP's software to use duplex mode (double-sided printing). ..:: Not as many options or tweaks as its Windows software counterparts. ..:: Slow scanning time. ..:: A new, cheap printer costs about the same as a cartridge pack. ..:: "SCAN" button does not work.