HP Deskjet D1660: Windows 7 Compatible at $30
The HP DeskJet series printers, which are not only some of the most compact HP printers compatible with Windows 7, but they are also some of the most inexpensive as well. This particular HP printer is the cheapest, costing only $30 in most stores.
Features: This HP Deskjet D1660 inkjet printer prints in color and in black. Black print speed runs at about 20 pages per minute with a 600 dots per inch resolution. Color print speed is about 16 pages per minute at a resolution up to 4800 by 1200 dots per inch for color copies; however if printing on photo paper, it only prints at 1200 dots per inch. This printer only holds up to 8 sheets at a time and offers manual duplex printing.
Downfalls: Keep in mind that this HP printer has a duty cycle of only 750 prints per month. Additionally, it comes with no extra features; such as, no dedicated output tray, no LCD screen, and has only a “power" button to work it. While this printer holds two cartridges, all three colors are inside one so that if a single color runs out, the user must replace the entire color cartridge. This can become quite expensive, especially considering the ink for this printer costs more than the printer itself.
Overall: This HP DeskJet is a great printer for the occasional user. It prints excellent black and white text and decent color text as well, although its photo printing leaves much to be desired. However, for the home user who only needs to print occasionally, this printer is well worth the $30.