Summary: I bought this printer because the PIXMA 1600 that came with my computer over six years ago had stopped working. I was unable to find a used 1600 for a good price, but I knew that this model would work with both my PC and my laptop. The price was quite reasonable and I am very pleased with my purchase. I did have to make some minor color adjustments for printing digital photos when I first received this printer and now the quality of the pictures if very good.
Summary: I like: price, size, how cartridges load, great price on ebay. I don't like: how the paper comes out of the printer, but then again they sacrificed the tray to keep the printer small. It's for my son a college so he can deal with it.
Summary: This is a great printer. The black text quality is near laser quality. Color text and graphics are crisp. The photo quality rivals the output of my dedicated photo printer (HP Photosmart 230) for 4 X 6 photos. Only two things prevent me form rating this printer excellent: 1- The ink cartridges don't last very long. 2- It does not have an output paper tray. When printing multaple pages, they just shoot out and wind up scattered all over my desk.
Summary: SEEMS LIKE A GREAT SCORE SO FAR! Time will tell! As of now it works great! Simple use for a novice such as myself! Don't need that fax/copier/printer/nosewipe hookup! This gets the job done well, as of present! ...Peace.