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We bought this printer last week, having finally got fed up of having to go to my parents to print photos of the kids and such like, so after reading up on the best printers available, plumped for this Hewlett Packard offering.
What a brilliant buy it's proved to be!!! I paid £180 for it, and I have to say it's already proving to be worth every penny. We wanted a printer that not only did it's job, but looked good as well. The sleek, modern design certainly does that, it's a work of art in its own right!!!
The printer weighs just 8kg, so if you want to keep it out of the way when not in use, that can be done effortlessly. Having said that, with a thing of such beauty, I have no idea why anybody would want to keep it hidden away!! I guess if space is at a premium, but even then, the sleek and practical design keeps space usage to a minimum anyway.
So what about the printing? Well for a start it is ear splittingly quiet, I actually thought there was something wrong to begin with as it is essentially silent!! The quality is second to none as well, with crystal clear images as good as you could wish for, perfect for action shots of the kids playing football!!!
The wireless connection is, like the whole thing, very simple and straight forward to set up. I did read a couple of reviews suggesting there were some issues with set up of the software for macs, but I am sure this would be resolved by a reputable company such as Hewlett Packard, and as I don't own a mac I wasn't put off by this at all.
Other clever features include the paper trays. They appear and disappear as required, so saving valuable desk space when not in use, and the USB port at the front can be used to charge your I-phone, or in my case my girlfriends I-phone, very handy considering her amazing ability to misplace her charger on an almost daily basis!! You can also do wireless and remote printing, though I haven't as yet as most pics are on the I-phone anyway. Scanning to email is another option, which is pretty useful for older images or documents which you only have hard copies of.
The one issue I have is the cost of replacing ink, though I don't think I'll be using it enough for it to be a huge issue to me, it maybe a consideration for some. A black and white and colour 'longlife' ink pack on amazon costs £42.70 at present, though the printer seems to use rather a lot so I wouldn't expect 'longlife' to actually be all that long at all.
I really can't speak highly enough of this printer, and I don't believe there is a better value for money option on the market at present. It does everything, and looks the absolute business.