I had an HP before this. I use a Macintosh, so compatibility was a must. HP does a poor job of updating their drivers. They are roughly 3 years behind the times. My old HP would no longer work with my Mac when I updated the O/S, so I needed to get a new printer. I compared HP, Epson, Canon, Brother and Lexmark. I also compared cost per page, ink costs, features etc. Then I went to Office depot to see them all in person. All the other printers felt cheap and flimsy. Paper trays felt like you could break them if you weren't careful, document feeders also felt cheap. When I got to the Lexmark, it was night and day! This machine is built to last! It weighs much more than all the others, and it looks great too! It does everything it claims with ease! Set up was a breeze and I have full functionality with my Mac (running 10.6.8). Lexmark also has all the drivers for the latest version of Mac already, so when I upgrade my Mac, my Lexmark will work beautifully! I am 100% behind Lexmark. Don't get anything else!