This printer is super sleek, and set up was a breeze. It found my network and hooked itself up and updated itself online. It even walked me through the online set up of the HP account, so it would auto-update. It sets up a personal account on hp.com and they will send you things to your printer (at your direction) like Disney color pages for the kids, or Sudoku pages, or news...there are SO many options! It has preprogrammed pages for Sudoku, too, along with graph, music, fax cover sheets, etc. I love it.
I went from a Canon Pixma 450 to this, and the Pixma's footprint was much larger, and was much taller. It had fax, and this doesn't, but aside from that, I prefer this printer's look. The height is nice, too. I had no idea how "full" my desk looked with the Canon until I replaced it with this.
It prints much slower than the Canon. It takes twice the time. It's loud. MUCH louder than the Canon. If I had a lot of printing, that would be a major drawback, as the printer sits right next to me, and if I have to take a call, it would interfere.
It's a great price for the work done. The prints are clean and crisp, even with recycled (not the best) paper.
HP's ink is easy to find, too. Unlike the Canon's.
It holds the same amount of paper (about 1/2" tall).
When you go online, you can set up an account that will automatically send you refills for your ink (charged to your account, of course). I thought this was terrific, as I live far from any store that carries office supplies. I'm not sure how the pricing compares, but they do give you a "percent off" coupon when it's time to refill...
Oh--this is the BEST part--
I had to ditch the Canon after just a few months because it had a paper jam, and after it was cleared, it never printed aligned again. I tried everything. This HP opens up so much that you can clear a paper jam without worry of misaligning the print heads.
I wish it had Fax...but aside from that, it's not a bad deal, provided you're not printing a ton (unless you have lots of time) and don't mind the noise.