I just ordered and received my Canon Pixma MX700 printer from Newegg. I ordered the printer at 11AM on Thursday, and received it by noon on Friday. I don't know how Newegg delivers their orders so fast - I used standard ground shipping. Newegg's shipping department amazes me everytime I order from them.
The Pixma MX700 is a SOHO machine that does it all. It can operate as a stand-alone fax machine and copier. It can also operate as a stand-alone scanner, scanning directly to a memory card.
The Pixma comes packaged with 4 ink cartridges - 1 large black cartridge and 3 color modules. All appear to be full-size, and not the scaled down "demo" models some printers are packaged with recently. This printer does NOT come with a USB cable, so you will have to supply that on your own. In my case I simply used the one from my old printer.
The coolest thing about the Pixma MX700 is the fact that it has a document feeder on top. It function just like a standard copy machine. Place the originals in the feeder on top, hit copy, and the MX700 feeds the documents into the scanner, and prints the copies. If your originals are tattered, or odd shapes, you can alternatively choose to lift the top up and place the documents directly on the flat-bed scanner surface. So far, I've had excellent results with the document feeder.
You can choose to either feed paper from the large paper tray located in the front of the machine, or the smaller paper tray in the back. This is a handy feature to have if you occasionally print to photo paper. You can keep your photo paper loaded in the back and regular bond paper loaded in the main paper tray. With one button you can switch between the paper sources. On single-tray printers you would have to swap out the paper to print to photo stock.
Print and scan quality is excellent. Print speed is quick, and very fast if you are willing to print in draft mode. I like draft mode for most applications because it saves on ink and seems to print 2-3 times faster than normal mode.
The printer is also a full-function stand-alone color fax machine. Just hit the FAX button, enter the number or choose from memory and hit send. It's that simple.
The build quality of the MX700 feels adequate. The buttons are logical and the graphic display clearly steps you through options of the current task at hand.
The only deficiency I can see in the MX700 as compared to other printers in this genre is the LCD display. It is smaller than some at only 1.8". I have found I don't rely on the printer displays much anyway, so this is not an issue for me at all.
Overall the Canon Pixma MX700 is an excellent all in one machine for your home/small business, and an excellent value. I highly recommend this machine.