wireless printer - best buy out there nowadays?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by leep, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. leep macrumors newbie

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    I haven't bought a new printer in over a decade. (And I'm still hoping that one day I can get my HP 5MP successfully hooked up again somehow.) The number of choices in the market these days is almost dizzying.

    What I'd like to have:

    - wireless printing
    - very Mac friendly (duh)
    - possibly linux friendly (but not a deal-breaker)
    - ideally does scanning
    - fax capabilities are unimportant
    - duplex printing not super-important
    - occasional photo printing (when I don't want to do prints elsewhere)
    - non-heavy text printing (I can hopefully do that elsewhere)
    - under $200 or so.

    On Amazon the Canon PIXMA MX860 seems to get many decent reviews, but some might think it's overkill for me.

    Obviously I'm still undecided on the whole inkjet/laser argument. My preference is laser, but color laser doesn't seem to be in my near future. Am I going to give in and finally join the inkjet circus?
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

    thegoldenmackid

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    Just don't buy the Kodak ESP7. HP printers have always treated me right, as long as they are Mac compatible.
     
  3. glassx macrumors member

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    i'm happy with the hp officejet 6500 wireless
     
  4. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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  5. entatlrg macrumors 68040

    entatlrg

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    Pardon?
     
  6. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

    Badger^2

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    LOL =)

    let me rephrase that -- color laser toner costs can kill your budget =)

    my 7300 needs 8 replacements -- C, M, Y, K toners and C, M, Y, K imaging units

    if I buy genuine Xerox carts, its close to $1000 for a CMYK set, imaging units last 2X as long, but add another $800

    i used to do carts 4-6X a year, now im down to only 2...
     

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