Summary: Looking back on the reviews before writing this makes me laugh. Printers don't normally come with USB cords anymore regardless of the manufacturer. This is a very decent model that works perfectly and surprisingly clear output compared with the simple navigations. The ink is not expensive but don't buy this if you are printing all the time. Buy it if you need to print a few times a week and you won't see the ink drain like water.
Summary: I've been using this printer for several years. I bought it because it was the cheapest one at the store (around $30), and I just needed something to print text. I can say with confidence, that it prints text. I have also had no technical problems with it at all, as it is very simple. It's also light, and doesn't take up a lot of desk space. It will print color images, but not well, and it will blow through a ton of ink doing it.
Summary: It's just wonderful spending your day shopping, thinking you have everything. You get home all excited to install your new printer.. only to find there is no black cartridge or USB cord. Also the ink runs out very quickly, I think I have only printed a maximum of 30 pages before it ran out. Thanks HP.
Summary: The box clearly says it includes a black ink cartridge... beware, HP must be broke, they decided to NOT include a black in the packaging. Nothing like buying a new product to HP, thinking you have all you need, and having to spend another $15 to buy ink. DO NOT BUY THIS.
Summary: The lack of a USB cable didn't bother me, I still had my old one from my last printer. I was surprised to find no black ink cartridge, but what bothers me the most is the lack of quality in the prints and design. It uses a ton of ink and jams frequently, the ink cartridges are designed to be nonrefillable. This was my first hp and it will be my last.
Summary: plastic piece of junk but I have 3 cartridges for it so I need to find another, preferably cheap! The paper jams and no matter how hard you try it keeps on jamming. Sometimes it takes in 2 sheets at a time.
Summary: I bought one of these last Spring 2007 after returning back from Ireland and I have just smashed the thing on the floor after it continuously kept rolling the paper through halfway and getting stuck and not printing and then....ugghh! Don't buy it. I have three cartridges left and so I have to get another one of these but after a HP printer going the same way in Ireland I bought a Canon over in Dublin and it was fantastic, however because the power supply is different I...