We replaced our 1040 fax with the 2140 fax. I'm very disappointed in the life of the ink cartridges. I assumed the 2140 was an upgrade to the 1040 and the ink cartridges would have a comparable life - not even close. When I called customer service about it he said he could send me some premium cardridges that would last longer - so I ordered three. When I received them they seem the same as the originals and were older than the one I had just installed. I wish I'd purchased a better machine - I'd have probably saved money in the long run. I always buy HP ink and toner but I'm starting to see why there is such a market for the generic. Too expensive for the number of pages you get and time consuming to change ink all the time!!!
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend