From a mac background I've preferred Epson or Brother, but the ink is a bit more expensive.on the Cnet review the top twenti are almost all HP with some pixmas thrown in. Here's
Cnet's list of wireless desktop printers, ordered by Editor's rating.
the two multifunctions on the list, both HPs and highest rated, are as follows: HP Photosmart Premium TouchSmart Web
, $275.00 - $399.99
Also the highest rated on zdnet
HP Photosmart D7460
features; separate photo and paper trays automatically pick the right size for the job.
THE BAD: Onscreen apps take a long time to access and feel gimmicky; lacks autodocument feeder; slow response from touch screen; applications have a tendency to freeze up; small scanner bed.
THE BOTTOM LINE: Aside from the never-ending name, the HP Photosmart Premium TouchSmart Web All-in-One Printer looks good and prints high-quality photos at competitive speeds. We also appreciate the effort put into the downloadable applications for the interactive touch screen, but the innovation is offset by a hefty price tag. Unless Web connectivity and touch screens are a top priority, we recommend checking out HP's other multifunction printers, which still offer high performance but at a much lower cost.
THE GOOD: Touch screen is large and easy to use; comes network-ready with both wired and wireless options; fast text prints; built-in memory card slots and PictBridge USB port; dedicated and automated photo paper tray; generous support package.
THE BAD: Very slow photo prints; print quality needs a bit of improvement.
THE BOTTOM LINE: The HP Photosmart D7460 offers compelling features--including a touch screen--for home users, but the competition offers better print quality.
I'd recommend walking into the nearest FutureShop or whatever, seeing what they have that meets your criteria, then google for reviews so you know if it suits your purposes.