I researched my needs, and cost with what was available. The amount of information is overwhelming. I am glad that I selected this machine. It was easy to set up. It does 2 sided-copies, 1 - 2 sided scans, scans to a thumb drive, the printing is clear. When I copy in color, it is difficult to tell the original from the copy. I print a fair amount and I am still on the original cartridge. It is easy to use, and we print from multiple computers. I haven't set it up on my ipad yet as I don't have much of a need to print from my ipad. I would purchase again.