Well, it's like this. In 2002 we got an HP desktop. By 2004 it had crashed. I had an HP digital camera for over a year, and it crashed. I went with a Toshiba laptop, and it's backlight is burnt out. We are currently surviving on a Dell with one HP printer, and Dell scanner/fax/printer. The current HP printer is close to bottom of the line and has worked better, longer for me than any other HP stuff I've had. Kodak for cameras, Dell for desktops, and HP for printers.