Summary: Great product/HP could not get it to connect to my Windows 7 but my local computer repair person could. Everyone says it will not connect to Windows 7 but it will and works just great. I have had this printer since 2008 (new) and would not want to replace it as it is easy to use and the ink lasts a long time. You will not go wrong purchasing this printer. This printer is also connected to my home & PC units.
Summary: I've had the same problems many of the others have complained of - too many pages at a time, slow, etc. I've now started having the problem with the black ink cartridge cradle. The other day I got an error that my cartridge isn't compatible (it's HP brand #96 and it had been in there for weeks, working fine) and the cover wouldn't shut all the way. I thought it was just a fluke, but upon reading all these reviews I see it's a defect with the product.
Summary: I got this printer free with my iMac purchase. After doing some research online I now know why - Shame on you Apple. Anyway these printers have a known problem with the cradle system for the black drive. There is another review that describes the exact same problem I encountered. Too bad I read it after getting this "free" printer. Oh well sometimes free isn't all that its cracked up to be.
Summary: I found the 6980 used online and bought it for a reasonable price. I liked it because it easily hooked up to my network (2-Apple Airport Extreme routers connected to each other by Cat 5 wire, and 3-Airport Express routers cover the two story house, garage, patio, deck, and the surrounding neighborhood lot) and works great. To set the printer up, I have never even had to insert the driver disks from HP into any of my computers.
Summary: This printer frequently loses it wireless settings. I constantly find myself having to connect it to my laptop with an Ethernet cable in order to print. I waste so much time printing documents because of this. If you have a power outage, you can forget your settings. Extremely annoying and defeats the purpose of a wireless printer.
Summary: I bought this device to replace my old HP printer. Out of the box the software disk was defective. I tried it on a mac, and a PC, didn't work in either. There was no one I could call. And I tried downloading the software from HP, which did nothing! The printer does not come with a cable, so I had to recycle my old cable, and even-though advertised, could not be set-up to work wireless! The print quality is average. Print speed is average as well. So buyer beware!!
Summary: Same as the more readily-available HP 6940 internally. These two models are the best two-cartridge printers HP ever made. Whisper quiet. Super fast. Great features like reduction and enlargement of image. I print many full-page color pix. Ink is expensive, of course, but this model seems relatively easy on ink. I wanted the best two-cartridge model so I could easily use remanufactured ink. Too difficult to tell which color is out on multiple units.
Summary: If you can find one of these beauties at a good price, you are lucky. Along with the 6940, which seems to be absolutely identical except for the coloring of the top and front (6940 is silver, 6988 is piano black), I believe these to be the two best inkjets HP ever made. Quality and perfect design.
Nice Printer - Wireless Connection configuration for Windows 7 Poor
30 May 2010
Summary: I bought this printer over a year ago because I wanted a wireless printer that I could usefrom my desktop and laptops. It came with software for XP and Vista. The XP software for another desktop worked fine to set up just fine. The problem was that my other desktop was running Windows 7 RC. Set up was a bit of a pain as the Vista install disk did not work at all but I followed the different steps in the paper manual that was provded and got it working.