HP Officejet Pro L7780 Color All-in-One Printer/Fax/Scanner/Copier (C8192A#ABA)
Amazon.com Product Description The HP Officejet Pro L7780 Wireless Multifunction Color Inkjet Printer is designed to help your office reach new heights of efficiency and productivity by offering built-in wireless networking, color scanning, faxing, and … see full wiki
I purchased this because I wanted duplex printing and scanning at a reasonable cost and Amazon offered this at an irresistable price. While many of the reviews here are dismaying, I felt safe with Amazon's return policy and my overal knowledge of HP support and product quality.
While it is still early in my ownership, I am so far impressed. Both black and color printing are excellent. Text printing is far crisper than the mid-range Epson all-in-one this unit replaces. Ink costs are lower as well.
Software installation on Vista and XP machines was problem free. Connectivity through USB and WiFi was a snap - and the WiFi connectivity is really great.
This is the fastest inkjet printer Iive ever owned. A black and white sheet was produced in what felt like a near-instantaneous manner, while a full-page color photo took only a few seconds.
Duplex printing is a joy and easy to implement. The L7780 will also handle duplex scanning.
Build quality isn't bad.
So far, I have only two modest complaints. First is that Tray 1 is apparently not as configurable as it might be. It is intended as the "special media" tray, yet it appears that the fax function defaults to Tray 1 - which wouldn't be so good if it is loaded, let's say, with envelopes.
Second - and this comes as a surprise - the documentation is not up to HP's past standard.
Information is spread out in at least three different documents. I had quite a difficult time, for example, learning how to implement duplex scanning.
The included software is adequate, but nothing to get excited about.
Overall, I am very pleased with the L7780. I am mindful, however, of the many negative reviews here and will keep a close eye on performance over the next few weeks. Right now, though, I think the L7780 is a great value for the money.
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