Excerpt: HP is a well known name brand and is of good quility. my biggerst problem is that they want to attach to everything on your computer, photoss exspeically! othere than that it is good for the cost.
Excerpt: Our HP C4280 All In One came was free after rebate when our daughter bought her I MAC for school. She had it at college the first yr and complained about how much ink it used. When she came home to attend school locally, we hooked it to our PC and she would just hook it to her laptop when she needed to print. Well, every-time I would plug it back into our computer, it would install a new driver.
Excerpt: I purchased this printer right before I headed off to college because it seemed like it would be reliable and wasn't too expensive (it was on sale). When I got to college I found out that about half of the people on my floor had done the same, and within a few weeks we had all regretted it. It's actually quite comical, because we all joked about it being the "rise of the machines," for it almost seemed this model of printer had a mind of its own!
Excerpt: We needed a printer that also had the ability to scan and copy. The Hewlett Packard Deskjet F4280 is able to do all that well. It also prints photos quite well, which was a bonus for us. It's easy to set up. The instructions are easy to follow and I am not a tech person, so that is a huge plus. It's compatible with our Compaq laptop. We've owned it now for close to a year and have experienced zero problems with the printer. Not one paper jam!
Excerpt: I received this printer free with the desktop computer system I purchased, and it works about as well as one would expect a free printer to cost. Translation: not real great. It prints quickly enough, it scans well, it's very user friendly, and the ink is quite affordable, but that's about all the good I can say about it. The print quality, even on "best" quality, is simply mediocre.
Excerpt: Whatever you save on the initial price of this printer -- I found it for $40 at Target and bought two -- is quickly eaten up by what you spend on new ink cartridges. I'm a writer and a homeschooler, so I do a fair amount of printing, but I swear I replace the cartridges weekly. And they ain't cheap! I have noticed that the sensors seem a little quick to give the "empty" signal. If I continue printing once the light turns yellow or red, I can get many more pages from it.
Excerpt: I got this printer when I bought my HP laptop. If I would have been buying a printer on my own without getting the printer as a deal I would have never bought this printer. Although things print decently and easy enough. It SUCKS the ink out of my cartridges like there is no tomorrow. I feel like I am constantly buying new ink cartridges. Even though I am not using the printer for much of anything.
HP Deskjet F4280 All in One Ink Jet Printer uses a lot of ink.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: This is my second Hewlett Packard all in one printer. The first one I had drank ink like I drink water. Lots! The only reason I got another one is that it was part of a package deal with my computer. I find this one also uses a lot of ink and the monitor tells you it is time to replace the ink before it is really empty. I am not a fan of the scanner either as it does not scan full documents. It makes them either too small or it cuts them off.
Summary: The HP Deskjet F4280 is okay for printing, however the quality of the copier/scanner is absolutely terrible. If it works at all the scans are poor. If you are looking for a good cheap printer, this one is just fine. However if you ever plan to use the copy or scan function I would look elsewhere.