Summary: I own one of these in the Philippines and it works well for the casual user. The drawback of most printers is that although the initial price may be low, the refills get expensive. So if you only occasionally need to print something, this might be a very good choice. However, you can have the ink cartridges refilled or even refill them yourself.
Summary: our Lexmark B&W laser printer broke for the last time after many many years of loyal service. The reviews seemed to point to Dell and HP for the best sub $1000 color laser printers. I decided Dell was too new in the game and went with HP. I couldn't be happier. The color pages I've printed so far, including photos, presentations and webpages are amazingly crisp, even on stock paper, not photo paper.
Summary: I absolutely love this printer! Yes, it is big, but it is a work horse. As a business teacher, I print a lot of documents from a variety of applications. I have been using the printer heavily for the past month since the start of school and it has not jammed once!! I've printed labels, card stock, and used the manual duplex feature as well. I also love the HP software that activates as I attempt to use various features.
Summary: I was pleasantly surprised with this color laserjet. I previously had the HP 4550, which was (is) the most disappointing color laser printers (at 4ppm and outrageously expensive ink drum). I was a little skeptical about the capabilities of the 3550, but with a little research online and testing at local computer stores, I decided to go with the 3500 (actually, I got the 3550n with networking).
Summary: I am pretty impressed after a week. Only beef is this is one BIG printer. Weighs over 60 pounds and BIG. Very fast! Pictures are good on semi glossy. I am going to buy glossy and see what quality looks like.
Summary: Purchased this the last of July, 2005 and have had no problems! The printer prints fast, has great, high quality printing looks. The color prints are even great! I am very pleased with this printer! Evidently I must have received a better printer than some of the other reviewers. For home use this is one fine printer especially for the price. No let down at all for this buyer!
Summary: I have the HP Color Laserjet 3550. Straight off the bat let me state that this printer is big. When I say big, I mean big. When it was delivered I was astonished at the size of the box and after unpacking it I spend a few minutes taking in its size. I then realized that it was taller than I anticipated, even though the dimensions quoted in my prepurchase research were accurate. Seeing is believing. Despite the size, it is well designed and infact, beautifully made.