Pros: Have to agree with other good reviews. This has been a very reliable machine. Owned for over 3 years. Has not failed me and I would buy another one in a heartbeat. For the money the build quality is good enough and nothing has broken. Have found No compatibility issues so far with XP or Vista.
Cons: USB Only, Direct attachment to PC. This model has NO built in Lan/Networking. You have to upgrade to 5850 Model.
Good printer, be prepared to spend a fortune for ink
2 February 2008
Summary: I replaced an HP DeskJet 850 with a 5650, thereby replacing the large HP45 (39 ml) color and HP41 (41 ml) black cartridge with the tiny HP57 (17 ml) color and HP56 (19 ml) black cartridges. Worse than that, this printer simply eats ink, even in draft mode.
Summary: HP printers have been my favorite for many years, but this particular printer is subpar. It's construction is noticeably flimsier than previous models, and it has compatability issues with a number of programs, including at least some versions of PrintMaster.
Summary: We purchased the printer and have been pleasantly surprised with the overall print quality. Here are the negatives: 1) Limited setup instructions. No booklet or instructions 2) Printer drivers would not install on XP Home Edition. It should be automatic and this is the biggest complaint.
Summary: Wanting to upgrade for two years, I looked at em all, every brand... then did the web and researched even more. Proof is in the pudding. This beauty was up and running on my XP Home PC in 10 mins. flat. Tried plain paper, semi & gloss paper, 4 X 6 borderless (this was amazing !) and envelopes.
Summary: I purchased this printer to use at my office, because I needed something that could print color brochures and flyers quickly while producing a good quality image. I've had it for about two months now and I'm very pleased.
Summary: First off this is the easiest printer I have ever encountered. Installation took about 10 minutes at the most. I have Norton anti-virus program and was never asked to disable it (don't know why you would).