Summary: I was looking for a printer that was compatible with my Snap On automotive scan tool. This one was listed as compatible and and priced well within my buget. It not only works with the scan tool but I was able to use it with my laptop computers using the wireless option. Ink is reasonably priced and cartidges seem to last a long time. It doesn't take up much space which is a big plus as well.
Summary: I bought a second hand HP Wireless Printer at a local second hand store that specializes in high tech things. They discovered that the power cord,and related accessories were somehow missing,so they gave me a terrific deal. I found an identical printer on eBay that wasn't working, but had all the missing accessories including the software and the manuals.
Summary: I also have had one for a year I got on ebay for 25.00 and loved it until last week it burned out because I used it so much. I love to put it anywhere in the house and be able to print where ever I am. No cables or anything. The printer workes faster then most desktops and has good color and good at printing pictures also. I just love it and am looking for another one. New is 135.00 at fry's electronics.
Summary: Superbly constructed in typical HP high end quality. Easy setup and seamless wireless integration into my Mac system (go online for latest software). Printing is fast and excellent quality with very good ink managment. Overjoyed with purchase after 5 mos.
Summary: I bought this printer for myself about a year ago, brand new. There are many great selling points. First, this printer is wireless capable! I can be working on my laptop in another room and hit print and the printer will start printing! (Not only is it convenient, but it scares the cat!). Also, this printer churns out 40+ pages per minute with flawless printing. In addition, if you want to print some nice pictures, this printer can do that too!
Summary: I've had my Deskjet 6840 for a couple of weeks and so far no problems. Getting a reliable hookup to the Linksys Wireless G router took some work because of the security settings. This was solved by manually inputting the IP address. The HP installation software on the disk is not without bugs; it wouldn't autostart after my first attempt at installation. Not a big deal. The fast draft mode is great.
Summary: I have owned two other HP printers - an old HP LaserJet 5 and a DeskJet 932 inkjet. This printer is far and away better than either were at their time. B/W text is crisp and clear, not too much experience with color yet. Setup couldn't have been easier - printer joined my wireless network like a champ. I can't exagerate how nice it is to tuck this printer away and print documents while working anywhere in the house.
Summary: The quick start guide should put this as item number 1. It is mentioned in the trouble shooting guide though. DISABLE YOUR VIRUS PROTECTION AND YOUR WINDOWS FIRE WALL!!! If you do this before you start the install program will perform an amazing job of installing the wireless connection. Far and above the easiest wireless component install I have ever encoutered.
Summary: I spent quite a bit of time researching printers. I chose this one because it has the best overall bang-for-the-buck for everyday use. I considered "photo printers". but then I realized I'd rarely print photos and I don't need the media card reader. The one in my PC does just fine. This printer does have a PictBridge USB connection, if you desire. I doubt I'd ever use it.
Summary: Just got one of these printers from my wife. I don't have a wireless network at home, but i've been trying to print to a remote printer while I move around the house with my Wi-Fi enabled PC laptop. I've tried setting up wireless print servers with no luck. I even tried Apple's Airport Express and could not get it to communicate. I was pleased with how easy this printer set itself up with the HP startup CD.