horrible design with separate printheads -very expensive to run
15 July 2010
Summary: Had all the functionality I wanted but ended up being a very costly printer. Because it has separate printheads and it monitors the age of your ink cartridges it has been VERY expensive to run. I do mostly black and white printing with only occasional color. This printer constantly 'tests' it's own printheads --as I have learned-- so it uses the various color printheads and ink even when you haven't printed any color items.
Summary: I sit next to this monstrosity at work. I see and hear the complaints daily. It pulls multiple pages while both printing AND faxing. We even sent it back to be fixed because of another issue, and it is still as difficult as ever.
Summary: I have had many HP products last forever with no problems. This 7140XI looks like it will perform, but I agree with the other review the product is not ready for prime time. Same complaints as above, HP software is bad, no recent attempts to patch. Scanner gets hung up frequently, Burns through ink. Document feeder has had problems; pulls through multiple pages, they have now resolved with a new doc. feeder.
Summary: This all-in-one printer does everything it promises very well. I print all my family photo prints from this printer; double sided prints saves me paper, and has great print quality too. Have not had the problems others have complained about. Always advisable when you buy an electronic hardware like this to download and install the latest software. Also, read the manual. I use this printer as part of my home network.
Summary: We have three of these and just purchased a fourth. They are fast and work very well for medium-volume work (probably could handle more). All three currently running are in different offices and users roam from office to office and are able to print/scan/fax. The setup was a little clunky and hard to understand how to make work. We did have to get on the phone with tech support a couple times for the first printer, after we knew what we were doing they were much easier.
Summary: I was a HP printer fan until I purchased the 7140xi. I purchased it because it came with a print server & networking capabilities for my home LAN. After 40-50 hours on the phone with HP Support; calling friends for technical support, weeks of frustration, and many installs/uninstalls later--the HP printer is being returned. I could not get the HP software to install on my desktop with Windows XP-Home.
Summary: The hardware functionality is excellent for our small office; however, the Windows PC-Hosted software is awful! The "scan to destination" feature is only compatible with Acrobat 5, and will it only work from the profile under which it was installed. So, if you log in as "bob" and install Acrobat and the HP software, you will only be able to create pdfs while logged in as "bob". Acrobat disappears as an option under all other profiles.
Summary: The potential of this device is huge. A single network attached device to do all of your paper-based communication: fax, scan, copy, print. Unfortunately the scanning part doesn't really work. Printing and copying seem to work fine, no complaints there. I don't use the fax so I can't comment on that. It's when I try to scan over the network connection that things fall apart. There's two ways to try to do it: 1) Via the client software.
Summary: I just got this printer, mainly because of it being a network printer, and I have several PC's that need to print. Set-up was okay, documentation was not too good. Once set up, it's a workhorse. Printed documents are good, photos are okay (as with any all-in-one printer), copying and faxing are a snap. Surprises: I was surprised that it accepted memory cards for photo printing, nice little feature. The printer also works from my LINUX box, that made me happy.