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HP OfficeJet Pro 7740 (G5J38A) Duplex 4800 dpi x 1200 dpi wireless/USB color Inkjet All-in-One Printer
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Pros: Suitable for small business users or home users needing wide format ability for print, scan and copy.

Scan, Copy, and Print are all easy to use. I was not able to test the Fax feature.

Fast response from the printer when using wi-fi. It leaps into action within a second of issuing a Print command (from a computer in a different room, through the router and then to the HP printer - zip!).

Good quality print for text, graphics and photos.

Wide format printing - up to 11" x 17".

Works well with Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 (haven't tried other OSes).

Integrates well with Microsoft Word.

Two paper trays. One is plain paper only. Other tray handles everything else.

Auto Document Feeder on top.

XL replacement ink cartridges available which last longer than standard cartridges.

Scan and Copy both work well enough that i didn't notice any problems. Scans converted to text were accurate up until a 5th-generation muddy page copy was scanned and converted into text with multiple errors. Any and all reasonably clear scans converted to text just fine.

Cons: Hinges on the scanner lid are of questionable strength for frequent use by careless workers in an office. Careful users should have no problem.

Scanner plate handles large (11"x17") documents, but the document feeder does not. This may disappoint some users.

Supplied ink cartridges probably won't last long. HP and others typically give you "starter" cartridges so you have to start buying replacement ink before long.

The printer's touchscreen control panel is barely large enough to use. Care is needed to avoid mistyping. Texting on my phone is much easier than this. However, once setup is complete you'll rarely need to use that panel.

Setup was easy until it reached the step where you try to connect to a wi-fi network. After entering and re-entering the correct wi-fi password the printer kept issuing a variety of error messages, each one different than the last. Messages stating that MAC filtering was enabled and preventing a connection or that the wi-fi password was incorrect both proved to be bogus. I decided to try printing a document (in spite of the error messages) and the printer worked perfectly. Only then did the error messages cease. Go figure. Wi-fi printing worked OK from several computers after that.

Limited support from HP. If you know how to look up stuff on their website or can bear to wait and chat via text you may feel support is OK. Don't bother phoning them.

One egg off for limited support, bogus error messages during setup and lack of automatic document feed for a prime feature, namely wide format scanning.

Other Thoughts: Print speed:
Document no. 1 - 32 pages
Content - 3 x 18-pt. headlines in blue, each headline followed by 11-pt. text, filling the entire page.
Print quality - standard.
Print on one side of paper only.
Time to complete: 1 min. 35 sec.
Comment: Good result considering each page has three large font color headlines separating large sections of small font text.

Document no. 2 - Same as above with two changes.
Print quality - grayscale.
Duplex - print on both sides of paper.
Time to complete: 3 min. 1 sec.
Comment: Duplex printing takes longer even if you print at grayscale setting. No surprise there.

Photo printing:
Photo paper used - Kodak Picture Paper "Soft Gloss".

Print setting no. 1 - Standard. 4x6 and 5x7 prints showed good color and contrast similar to drugstore photo printing.
Print setting no. 2 - Best. 8x10 portrait prints showed good color and plenty of fine detail. I would say the quality was similar or maybe slightly better than Canon and Brother inkjet printers we have used before.

Brochure printing:
A4 and 11x17 for tri-fold brochure, multi-colored.
On plain paper - smooth, clear result (but paper comes out rippled from ink saturation, of course).
On matte card stock - smooth and clear with good color (be sure to choose good saturation/color intensity). Text on colored background clearly legible.

Overall, this machine made a good impression. It prints pretty fast at standard settings, holds 250 sheets in the paper tray, has a second tray where you could load envelopes, photo paper, regular copy paper, A4 or 11x17 wide format paper. It's larger than most home printers yet smaller than some office printers offering similar features. If you need to scan book pages the scanner can handle good size volumes. Probably make a good workhorse machine in a small office or as an over-achiever in a home setting.

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5 out of 5 eggs Best Straight up Cleaner 01/09/2017

This review is from: Piriform CCleaner Pro - 1 PC

Pros: Very effective at cleaning up all the temporary files and junk files that gradually build up in your system.

Monitors accumulation of said files and prompts you to run the cleaner now and then.

Extra functions (if you enable them):
*Startup - It's useful to be able to disable some of the many programs that needlessly load themselves when you boot up Windows. This will reduce bootup time and conserve some system memory.
*Wipe free space - after the cleaner deletes junk files all the free space on the drive will be overwritten to help protect your privacy. Of course, if you use this feature every day you must accept that it causes extra wear on your hard drive or SSD.

CCleaner has the only Registry cleaner i really trust. There are numerous Registry cleaning apps and most of them are simply too aggressive. They find and remove lots of "bogus" entries, BUT over the following days or weeks you begin to encounter problems with various programs, games, system settings, etc. This has NEVER HAPPENED WITH CCLEANER because it's conservative and careful in its approach. We have several PCs and laptops all of which use CCleaner since back in the Windows XP days. Newer Windows and newer CCleaners have definitely helped keep our computers running smoothly over the years.

Cons: Basically, the premium version can run and update itself automatically instead of you needing to engage both of those functions yourself. If you don't need that level of convenience then just use the free version.

Other Thoughts: Some people question the need for a system cleaner such as this. The truth is that over time, be it weeks, months or even years, your hard drive will accumulate an ever-growing number of temporary files of all kinds. The combination of wanted programs, games and other data PLUS the unwanted junk files will gradually fill up the drive and cause it to run slower. Also, those junk files alone may cause your internet browser to slow down over time. When people bring me a PC or laptop and complain that it's running slowly there are always 3 important steps to restoring performance. First, use compressed air to blow out the dust (best done outdoors when possible!). Second, run full anti-malware/anti-virus scans (may take minutes or hours). Third, run CCleaner. This step-by-step procedure allows me to judge the benefit of each procedure as well as the cumulative effect. In most cases the performance gains from the first two steps are further improved by running CCleaner. It's reliable and gets the job done.

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5 out of 5 eggs Best Straight up Cleaner 01/09/2017

This review is from: Piriform CCleaner Pro - 1 PC

Pros: Very effective at cleaning up all the temporary files and junk files that gradually build up in your system.

Monitors accumulation of said files and prompts you to run the cleaner now and then.

Extra functions (if you enable them):
*Startup - It's useful to be able to disable some of the many programs that needlessly load themselves when you boot up Windows. This will reduce bootup time and conserve some system memory.
*Wipe free space - after the cleaner deletes junk files all the free space on the drive will be overwritten to help protect your privacy. Of course, if you use this feature every day you must accept that it causes extra wear on your hard drive or SSD.

CCleaner has the only Registry cleaner i really trust. There are numerous Registry cleaning apps and most of them are simply too aggressive. They find and remove lots of "bogus" entries, BUT over the following days or weeks you begin to encounter problems with various programs, games, system settings, etc. This has NEVER HAPPENED WITH CCLEANER because it's conservative and careful in its approach. We have several PCs and laptops all of which use CCleaner since back in the Windows XP days. Newer Windows and newer CCleaners have definitely helped keep our computers running smoothly over the years.

Cons: Basically, the premium version can run and update itself automatically instead of you needing to engage both of those functions yourself. If you don't need that level of convenience then just use the free version.

Other Thoughts: Some people question the need for a system cleaner such as this. The truth is that over time, be it weeks, months or even years, your hard drive will accumulate an ever-growing number of temporary files of all kinds. The combination of wanted programs, games and other data PLUS the unwanted junk files will gradually fill up the drive and cause it to run slower. Also, those junk files alone may cause your internet browser to slow down over time. When people bring me a PC or laptop and complain that it's running slowly there are always 3 important steps to restoring performance. First, use compressed air to blow out the dust (best done outdoors when possible!). Second, run full anti-malware/anti-virus scans (may take minutes or hours). Third, run CCleaner. This step-by-step procedure allows me to judge the benefit of each procedure as well as the cumulative effect. In most cases the performance gains from the first two steps are further improved by running CCleaner. It's reliable and gets the job done.

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