I have always been an HP person. All of my equipment - scanners, printers, PCs, have all been HP. However, when I upgraded to Windows 7, my HP 5610 gave up on me. Believe me. It worked the best in XP but didn't like Vista much and didn't like Windows 7 at all. After countless attempts to remove, uninstall, reinstall, update drivers, read tons of forums about the same issue....I gave up. I decided to try an inexpensive all-in-one just to see if I can get it to work. VOILA. This little printer, although, it doesn't have tons of bells & whistles, does not disappoint. After I removed my HP printer and uninstalled all of the software to go with it, set-up for the Canon from start-finish was less than 30 minutes. I'm not a power user but I need a scanner. I didn't need the fax option. I just want to scan, copy, and print. I'm a home user so it wasn't necessary to have an ADF or camera crop screen on the printer. I like everything about it except one thing - not major. Wish the controls on top of the printer were more visible. It sits on the top shelf in my armoire so it's a little difficult to see. However, the onscreen menu makes up for it. One really nice thing about this printer is its energy-saving mode. I was able to set it so it powers off after so many minutes if it sits idle. Nice. The ink cartridges are easily accessible, and it has both a paper input tray & output. Which some printers don't have these days. There is a nice pull out extension bar on the tray to fit legal. The scans come out perfectly in pdf. It's not super fancy and it's not the fastest printer in the world. BUT IT WORKS in ALL MODES - which I can't say for the HP printers I've had recently. It would work great for a student who doesn't have much space. Lucky for me, it was in stock at my local store and the cartridges are plentiful. I'd recommend it to anybody who wants a user-friendly printer that looks streamlined & sharp and works like a printer's supposed to work. Don't forget to pick up a USB cord before leaving the store. Many of us already have USB cords on hand at home but one is not included with this printer. AND .... (drum roll) It is extremely affordable!!
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