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Peripherals All in One Printer

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Puzzu, 3 Aug 2011.

  1. Puzzu

    Puzzu New Member

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    Hi Guys,

    After a new printer and been told to get an All in One unit,

    budget £100, any Ideas?

    Not to bothered about photo printing,
    Main priority Text printing.
    Does not need to WiFi but Ethernet yes.

    thanks for your time......
     
  2. modd1uk

    modd1uk Well-Known Member

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  3. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    Canon MG5150 - £49.99 from Amazon

    I bought 2 a few months back - one for friend, the other for mother-in-law.

    Built in duplex, 5 ink tanks, great reviews.

    If you need a networked version, the 5250 model covers that and is £79 at Currys/Dixons/Comet/John Lewis etc.
     
  4. russ555

    russ555 New Member

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    £100? I got an all in one for 30-40 from argos lol.
     
  5. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    If your not bothered about colour either and text is a priority then I'd definitely think about going for a laser multifunction with an enclosed paper tray.

    It may cost a little more, but in the longer term it'll be cheaper to run along with being quicker, need less maintaining and will in my experience be more reliable.

    I have a networked Samsung laser for text and a networked inkjet multifunction for photos and colour, and frankly the inkjet is a pain in the ass while the laser just quietly sits there pumping out page after page quickly and reliably.
     
  6. microsoftPerson

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    Lexmark has a printer with $5.00/7.00 black ink cartridges. They sell them for 99 ($7/black) and 199 ($5/black). The color ink is about the same price as every other brand, maybe more, but if you print mostly text it's a good deal. The $199 model comes with 5 year warranty.

    Linky
     
  7. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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  8. modd1uk

    modd1uk Well-Known Member

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    Lol its rediculous.

    I have so many USB A-B cables here its unreal, cant give the damned things away !
     
  9. Puzzu

    Puzzu New Member

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    thanks for the reply all, will look into all the models suggested.

    have been thinking about the laser option... any idea on model?

    as for the USB cable going to be as useful as office suite for my chromebook........
     
  10. Puzzu

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    Ok getting the Canon network one Fingers mentioned,

    with Modd1Uk's discount code from Comet.

    :clap:

    thanks guys
     
  11. modd1uk

    modd1uk Well-Known Member

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    Let me know how it is buddy, as im looking for a new printer
     
  12. Puzzu

    Puzzu New Member

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    no problem...

    that said went off and got a Lexmark S405....

    now not sure what to keep

    Oh and the Canon does not turn up till Monday..
     
  13. microsoftPerson

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    Why didn't you get the Lexmark with the $5 ink if you went for Lexmark? You considered ink prices before buying right? Canon is not the worst but they are not the best in terms of prices. Perhaps they are refill friendly?
     
  14. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    lexmark printers - all the ones i have seen have poor print quality
     
  15. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    I always get Epson myself lexmark are crap and the inks are expensive
     
  16. camelCase

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    I used to have a Lexmark years ago, ink refills horrific price, still using a 7 year old epson stylus cx6600 and replacement inks only a few pounds each
     
  17. Puzzu

    Puzzu New Member

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    oops,

    Printer to arrive week Monday.......:sigh: what a waste of a day..


    sent the Lexmark back.
     
  18. modd1uk

    modd1uk Well-Known Member

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    I bought the Canon MG6150, im in love with it !
     
  19. Cookie Monster

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    I got an HP Officejet 6500n from Amazon for £100, it's got wireless and ethernet, memory card reader and individual cartridges. I can also print from my iPhone. Oh and after going on the HP site I got £40 cash back too so it only cost me £60 :D
     
  20. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    i just don't like the hp software, its very fussy about other printers and scanners being installed
     

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