Summary: i did research before buying this printer on the cost of printing versus the cost of ink toner refills, and this printer was more economoical than the Brother color laser that was similar. now i wish i had bought the Brother printer, my cyan toner ran out. so i ordered a replacement. it came and i put it in the printer and flashing light kept telling me to order more toner. so i then went and took back the toner and came home with another.
Summary: I brought this printer thinking it was complete with printer cartridges. I called the seller directly and she stated that Amazon put the wrong ad on this product. I could have brought this "COMPLETE" printer from Tiger Direct for $75 more then what I paid Amazon, but the printer is no longer on sale at Tiger Direct. The company gave me an 800 # to buy the printer cartridges for $160 (rebuilt) and I found out I would have to pay $346.00 for new hp Cartridges.
Summary: Go to their website and try to download a Vista driver. Good luck. Go to their installation troubleshooting webpage and look for Vista help. You won't find it. This printer worked fine with XP, but it won't work with Vista. Online support is terrible. Buy it at your own risk. I'm rapidly souring on Hewlett-Packard. Their one-time reputation for quality is eroding fast.
Summary: I received my purchase on time, the first thing I noticed was that the packaging was not conducive to receiving the product in good order. My worst fears came to be, the printer made a lot of noise, the pages it printed were smudged appearing and the paper had a sharp crease as it came out. My technician inspected the printer and found evidence that the printer had been dropped damaging the fuser unit.
Summary: I bought this printer in August of 2007 at the local Staples. I had compared the print quality to a Samsung of similar price range and concluded the HP had better print quality, so I bought the HP. BIG MISTAKE. First off, we ran out of black ink within about 30 days - the package said it was a 1,000 page ink cartridge that came with the printer, but I'd guess we got less than 700.
Summary: Printer was shipped without toner cartridges. I am very dissapointed and opened dispute with American Express. Seller promissed to give me credit for this printer:---never happened. Very bad expirience.......
Summary: Imagine this: I order a NEW printer, I pay full price... and then a couple of months later I happen to look at the back of the printer (it was giving me problems), and there is a tiny sticker saying "remanufactured". HP totally deceived me. To add insult to injury, when I called their support line, they told me that since the product was remanufactured, it was out of warranty! they recommended I BUY A NEW PRINTER!
Summary: Comments about HP LaserJet 1600: HP claims this is their best laser printer for the beginner user. When they say beginner, did they mean for beginners that stop at 1000 prints? Cause that's all you're getting for this package. I was looking at this model as well as some others, and realized that when you're done with the 1000 pages, you're looking at four ink cartridges that'll cost as much as this printer brand new.
Summary: This is a very strange result. If one uses a Linksys psus4 printer server the OS (Vista) recognizes the device and echos a network name for it; but when you try to install it as a printer the OS echos that it canot find it. What a failure! Do NOT buy this printer. ALSO HP and Linksys are at a loss as to how to fix this. Gripe#2 If you do not set the printer drive for grayscale, the counters on the toner cartridges will decriment.
Summary: Printer worked quite well for a while, print quality and speeds were what we expected. Then the printer began giving error messages indicative of an internal hardware error. I called HP thinking (stupidly) that they would stand behind the quality of their products. they asked for some numbers inside the printer, then told me that it was out of warranty, and I would have to pay $40 to get technical support.