There are many version's of this printer ranging from $199--499$.. I was thinking about getting the 199$ read reviews and were all very good. I want an Excellent Photo Printer but yet have Speed for Crisp Text. I'm willing to spend around 300$.. I like the photosmart because it's a bottom loader and it is fairly small. What to do?????
Well, I will tell you this much. I just purchased an HP Photosmart 1315 printer. I have had a ton of problems with getting the drivers installed. I dont know if its the printer or the PC yet, I am still trying to determine this.
The printer is great if it works. My problems stem from the USB connection, i think the printer is defective.
The printer is extemely quiet when printing, and in draft mode it prints 17 PPM.
Dont know if this helps much.
Well, I finally determined what the problem is with my 1315. It seems the HP software does not like the USB chipset on my motherboard. If you have a Via chipset, you may run into problems hooking it up through USB. The problems go away when going thruogh a parallel connection.
It also seems that Via knows of this problem and released a patch on their website, but from what I can see in their tech forums no one has been able to get this patch working in Windows98. It looks like the file is missing some info.
This is what I found out after a week and a half of trying to connect it USB.
LOL VIA chipset? That's everyone.. HP is having a lot of problems with their printers lately.. They had the power cord recall, a lot of their all in ones won't work with windowsXP, and the 1315 had a memory problem so all the Best Buys in the states didn't have any in stock because they were slow to fix the problem!