Buying Advice Cheap printer/scanner/copier

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  1. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Requirements -

    1- Scanning - 3-4 pages per week
    2- Printing - 1-2 pages per week
    3- Copying - next to nil, probably 1 page per week.

    As small a foot print as possible.

    Questions -

    1 - Inkjet or laser? Doesn't really matter if it's black or white, since most documents will be for office work/trips etc.

    2- Wired or wireless - Getting some options here that allow printing over Wi-Fi, worth paying the extra ?

    Here are some options I found -

    Entry level -

    HP DeskJet 1050A all in one -

    HP Deskjet 1050A All-in-One Printer in UAE | Souq

    150 AED

    Canon MP 230 -

    Printer Canon mp230 ( scan printer in UAE | Souq

    160 AED

    HP Ink advantage 2515 -

    HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 2515 All-in-One Printer in UAE | Souq

    200 AED

    Wireless and USB HP DeskJet 3510

    HP DeskJet 3510 USB 2.0/Wireless-N All-in-One Color Inkjet Scanner Copier Photo Printer w/2.0 in UAE | Souq

    280 AED

    Second query - Cheaper refills? HP or Canon? I know that HP have now started selling lesser ink in their cartridges, and pricing them at the same price as before. They say that they have made printing more economical, however I still find it a lot of hogwash.

    Suggestions/Advise!
     
  2. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    No one?
     
  3. rpm

    rpm Lizard king Staff Member

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    i bought a 3515 recently. its good. if buying HP, you want to be looking for 'eprint' wifi sets - can be used directly from android phones too. i do all scanning, printing from my phone itself.
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Does the 3515 support that??
     
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    rpm Lizard king Staff Member

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    yep. i have one.
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Can't find any difference between the two, other than the numbers.

    Last bit. How big is the footprint of the printer? In Inches or CM?
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Going for the Wi-Fi enabled PSC today. Thanks @rpm!
     
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    Rockfella Nordic Staff Member

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    You'll just damn yourself if you don't buy a brother. Build to last, drum is separate from the toner unlike other HP rapists.
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Bought a Deskjet (1050A). Needed an inkjet, unlike the Laserjet I had at home. No major printing requirements, however most photo copies of official documents here are demanded in color, hence the requirement for an AIO inkjet.
     
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