I need a new "all-in-one" printer.

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  1. Ray Chuang

    Ray Chuang Screenwriter

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    Alas, my trusty old HP OfficeJet 500 has finally gone kaput. [​IMG] It can no longer feed paper and any attempt to feed paper results in a lot of unpleasant screeching noises.

    Any suggestions for a decent all-in-one fax printer that costs US$175 or less?
     
  2. SethH

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    I'd go with the HP OfficeJet 5610.
     
  3. Ray Chuang

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    SethH,

    Yes, I'm thinking of getting an HP OfficeJet 5610, too. That looks like a pretty good unit, but I hope I can get replacement ink carts for cheap! [​IMG]
     
  4. Patrick_S

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    You know you're never going to find replacement carts that really cheap.

    If color is not a big deal why not go with mono toner based technology? Yes it will be more upfront but depending on your print volumes it can be a real cost saver in the long run.
     
  5. Ray Chuang

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    Patrick_S,

    I had considered going to a laser-printer based multifunction printer but alas, the upfront costs of those models are often WAY over that of the HP OfficeJet 5610. [​IMG]
     
  6. Grant B

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    When I was looking for a printer I went and checked out the print cartridge prices since those cost can outweigh the initial very quickly
     
  7. Joseph DeMartino

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    Damned right they can. I bought my current (Lexmark) multifunction because it was on sale for only about $10 more than what two new cartridges for my old Xerox would have cost. [​IMG] It was like buying ink and gettng the printer/scanner/fax for free. (After a couple of bad experiences I stay away from off-brand cartridges and self-refills, so now I wait for sales and coupons and stock up when I get a decent price on the Lexmark carts.)

    Regards,

    Joe
     
  8. Paul McElligott

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    You didn't think they actually made money on the printers themselves, did you? [​IMG]
     
  9. Joseph DeMartino

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    Walmart has a nice little Lexmark on sale for $38.99. And two high-capacity cartridges for $37.77. [​IMG]

    Regards,

    Joe
     
  10. Scott L

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    HP Officejet 6210. Even the more advanced funtions are pretty easy to do, very intuitive controls.

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  11. Ray Chuang

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    Scott L,

    I had considered an HP OfficeJet 6210 but that is quite a bit more expensive than the OfficeJet 5610 and doesn't offer much more in the way of functionality, either.
     

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