Summary: I would have rated a because the printer is fast and does everything that I have come to expect from an HP Laser Jet printer. I have owned various laserjets over the last 25 years and this printer is fast and more capable than other I've owned. However, I rated a 2 because I'm highly disappointed in the number of pages printed by the cartridge. It does NOT live up to the number of page prints as advertised. As a matter of fact I doubt I get half as many pages...
Summary: Previously had an hp printer attached to my network via apple airport express. Had no problems with old printer. This printer has some auto off feature that results in not being able to print unless I unplug and replug both the airport express and the printer. A real annoyance that basically makes it a real pain every time I want to print beyond the auto off period (4 hours I think) I am no computer ignoramus, but have not found a solution.
Summary: So I have been a faithful HP printer buyer for many years. I am an IT professional who buys a large number of printers every year for my organization. For my home I wanted a small laser printer for black and white and I thought this printer was going to be the perfect fit. Boy was I wrong - first of all it ONLY ships with a mini cartridge, you are not getting a full toner cartridge on a new printer.
Summary: Two central complaints: I bought it for duplex printing. It does NOT work with Mac OS. I've spend hours trying to figure it out. No luck. Online support is inaccurate. Second, it goes into power saving mode within minutes, so you need to constantly turns it on. Doesn't sound like much, but if you print something and then get stuck on another task, you can forget you printed something.
Summary: I bought this for the HP name, meaning great engineering and reliability, and so forth. The set-up was amazingly easy. But, one of the features most important to me, duplex printing (prints on both sides of the paper), didn't work after a few days. Every time I try it, the paper jams in the machine.
Summary: My organization ordered about 6 of these printers for loan officers. First, let it be known that these are NOT corporate-friendly printers. It was a huge task to get around HP's "dumbed down" driver installation process to get these printers to work with a server. It is difficult to get the option to just install the driver, and not the other junk that HP insists you install. Also, these printers EAT through ink.
Summary: The one I bought made a loud clunking noise each time it drew a new sheet of paper, so I sent it back during the first week, taking advantage of Amazon's generous return policy. In general, this printer appears to be cheaply made.
Summary: Choosing a printer these days with all the options and features is difficult enough and throw in the fact that I have trouble making a decision and you have major stress. However, once I looked at what I needed it to do, price, features, reliability and brand. The HP Laserjet Pro P1606dn Printer was a no brainer. I received it promptly, set-up was a snap, it is quiet to operate and the quality of the print is amazing.
Summary: Based on very little actual use, seems like a fine printer. However, there seem to be serious issues with either the HP drivers or their interaction with Windows XP -- issues which are not well documented on HP's website. I tried for two days to get printer to work on direct USB connection. Printer recognized, but pages would sit in queue and report 'error' -- no output (though sometimes 1 page made it through). In the end I surrendered and hooked up printer via network.