Summary: This is my second one of these printers. The other one I had lasted two years and then it just stop printing. But I liked this printer so much that I got another one. I would like to give this a five star, but I'm just not sure how long this will last.
Summary: I bought this printer 3 years ago, still use it. Vista Home Premium 32bit, no issues. The scanning is relatively slow as well as the printing to inkjet based all in ones, yet, the price three years ago was relatively cheap. My primary use is for legal size printing in color and not having to deal with inkjet waste. This printer can go months without use and then print on demand when I need it.
Best Value Printer, not the Best Available However
D. Seigel, Amazon
23 May 2012
Summary: First you should know who is writing this review. I worked for 15 years for a variety of top line office product manufacturers. In short, when it comes to printers, I know what I'm talking about. While I have never worked for HP, I have used their printers both the low end desktops and the high end $100,000+ printers. What you have to understand is what you are buying here. This is not the old HP desktop b&w laser printers that were pretty much tanks.
Summary: I'm not here to refute those who've come across bad/dropped/damaged units, but the three I use on a daily basis are working fine. Yes, all three are identical HP CM1312nfi color laserjets. Purchased from different sources and installed in different locations: home office, small-biz workplace, wife's office. Tethering a PC to its own printer is so 1997. I've gone through many variations on this in both inkjet and personal B&W lasers.
Summary: I am a Realtor and work primarily from home. I replaced a cheap Brother MFC 420cn. While it was a good device, it cycles at least daily and uses lots of ink in the process; very costly and oftentimes I was out of ink when I needed to print color copies. In and effort to conserve ink I started turning it on only when needed. Well, the heads dried up and got clogged and the printer stopped working. (What a gimmick to sell ink.
Summary: Too few pages printed with toner that comes with it. Refill $80.00 for just the black toner and add 3 more toner colors for more than $50.00 each, so $230.00 for a ream of color prints. Good thing I found [...]. As for the printer, it is excellent and prints some of the best color prints ever and not even in photo mode! Software for printers has never been HP's forte. I connected it with USB, but I think it will also connect with Cat5.
Don't overexpect, and you'll get what you hoped for
14 January 2010
Summary: This is NOT in the same class as the much more expensive 3500 series color MFPs, and it is not supposed to be. At a cost of 1/5th the bigger printers, you need to lower your expectations, but you still get a lot of printer for the money. I've had many inkjet printers and installed many color and BW laser printers. The first laser printer I used was an Apple LaserWriter in about 1987, so my experience with these devices is quite extensive.
Summary: First I would like to say that the driver issues mentioned by other users are simply a lack of knowledge. I have this printer installed at home on 4 machines (Mac, Windows Vista 64 bit, Windows Vista 32bit and Windows 7). I haven't had any issues with any of the computers when performing network printing, scanning, and faxing. The printer is pretty much perfect.