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Windows 7: Need advice on new printer to buy


30 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Need advice on new printer to buy

Hi guys im looking to buy a new printer but have very little knowledge when it comes to printers. I has a lexmark which i bought very long ago and it is very bad and won't work on windows 7. I don't mind spending about 70 pounds at most on the printer but looking for a lower price ofcourse.

Any advice is welcome.
Thank you

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30 Oct 2009   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I own (ed) a variety of makes. I found that Canon printers are the best in terms of use and quality. And if you get one with 4 or 6 independent ink cartridges, the ink will be easy on the budget too (plus there are a lot of OEM alternatives at lower prices). Lexmark is no good and HP has high price cartridges. The one to really, really stay away from is Brother - bad news. I had a fight with them for 18 months (nothing worked) and they finally took it back and refunded 30% of the original purchase price of €340. Compare that to Canon who replaced an expensive photo printer (was tearing up the paper) after 2 years - without discussion. There was no charge, they even paid for shipping the defunct printer back.
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30 Oct 2009   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Although not a 70 printer i thoroughly reccomend the Kodak esp7(179) . ink carts are relatively cheap at about 15 for colour . i believe there is a cheaper wifi less model
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30 Oct 2009   #4

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

If you don't need color, bite the bullet and get a Samsung or Brother cheap laser printer. They can be had in the US on sale for as little as 60 dollars frequently. That gets you off the ink cartridge merry-go-round just like an electric shaver will get you off the razor blade scam.
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30 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Thank You guys for those advices. I'm afraid that kodak esp7 is way out of range for my price budget. Before posting this i was thinking to myself after a bit of googling that it would be between HP or Canon.

It will need to be a colour printer but i'm unsure of what model to get( forwhichever brand i choose or that you guys recommened) This is mainly because i don't know what are good specs for a printer or what to look out for in a printer. Also the other thing which i completely forgot to ask help on was cartridges. As you had mentioned that HP ones are expensive( how expensive are they? ) So if you guys have pointer on those things too that would be awesome.
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30 Oct 2009   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

here you go. check the cart price. black and colour.
[ame=http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kodak-ESP-3-Printer-Copier-Scanner/dp/B00160C272]Kodak ESP-3 All-in-One Printer, Copier and Scanner: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo[/ame]


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31 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Okay so i've thought about getting this printer let me know what you think

[ame=http://www.amazon.co.uk/HP-Photosmart-C4680-All-in-One-Printer/dp/B002GBYODA/ref=dp_ob_title_ce?ie=UTF8&qid=1256996849&sr=8-2]HP Photosmart C4680 All-in-One Printer: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo[/ame]


I can get this for 60 pounds instead of the 80 pounds listed price. Let me know what you guys think
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