Summary: This is an ok printer. It's pretty basic and doesn't do much. If all you want to do is print things you're good. This printer is prone to break though. This is my second one and its kind of jerky when it prints but its ok.
Summary: I recently received my new DeskJet 3000 and I am pleased to say: it was accurately described and received in perfect condition. The HP DeskJet 3000 was easy to install without any problems. It prints quickly and clearly. I have purchased several printers over the past 3 years trying to find one that prints without stalling or jamming and that works first time everytime.
Summary: I was looking for a simple, inexpensive printer but I was sold on this model when I read the feature "Save paper by automatically printing on both sides". Great! I thought. Evidently what HP really means by that is, you can print odd pages, then manually feed the paper back into the tray and print the other side. There is nothing remotely "automatic" about this process, it is no different than any other inkjet printer.
Summary: Although I bought this printer for my sister (as she was in the market for a wireless printer, and her old one has no such capability), it's worth the $50 spent on it. Sure, HP is a solid brand, and cartridges do indeed cost a pretty penny for it, but when managed conservatively and with ink refills, it shouldn't cost you that much.