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Need opinion on new printer

Hey guys/gals,

Time for me to get another printer. Too much business at home, I guess. I had a cheap little Canon Bubble Jet, but when my little sister started college I gave her that and my old Athlon 1400+ system.

Time has come to upgrade! Things I am looking for: All in one preferred, Color jet copy/print/scan, photo (maybe). I would really like it to be a network printer. Preferably around ~$150 (or less).

I found a Brother MFC-420CN at BestBuy for ~150. Anyone have any exprience with this one? Any other options/opinions? PriceWatch says ~140 is the going price for that model.

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Re: Need opinion on new printer

My Brother printer was really nice. I don't know much about that specific printer though.

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I have one of those Hewlett-Packard all-in-one deals (print, fax, scan, copy, wash dishes, etc..). It's an OfficeJet v40. I couldn't tell you how much it costs b/c my dad bought it for me when I started college. It's been working great for the past 3 years. My only gripe is that HP has really crappy drivers for Windows, IMO. It's very rarely a problem though.


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Not a big fan of Brothers when I used to sell them they always came back..of course some people swore by them so its all subjectto situation. Id recommend the HP PSC series..I have the 2410 it works great but its not directly networkable..You can buy a wireless print server from linksys.
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That's odd...my Brother never had issues at all.

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^^ You had one, I sold hundreds Bound to see some bad ones ,and bound to have some good ones. Luckily you got a good one..their straight fax machines were always rock solid jus their multifunctions are what always came back for us.
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Yeah, I've always been a Canon man myself. Ever since the down fall of the dot matrix Canon's bubble jets really were cool.

I do have my eye on a HP PSC 1410 for $80 at Staples or the Lexmark X2250 for $84, but I was really hoping for the network printer b/c it's that much easier to print. I know how to set up printer/file sharing so it's not that bad, but it just requires the host PC to be on. :?

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Google pwnz.* http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,1652340,00.asp

^^ Looks like I won't be getting the Lexmark X2250, the X5250 isn't too bad though.

http://consumerguide.pricegrabber.co...41#description

^^ Brother still looks good. I'm going to have to check these toys out in person.

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just don't get a lexmark......dells are just as bad. Not by personal experience but from everything ive heard.


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Re: Need opinion on new printer

my boyfriend picked up the canon photo printer--pixma ip4000-the qualitiy of the printed photos are amazing--

i am looking at the downgraded version of his printer which would be the canon pixma ip3000--check it out on newegg.com
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