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Does it make sense to buy a monochrome laser & AIO inkjet?

by dlutter / April 24, 2011 5:03 AM PDT

I need to replace my 6 yr old printer because Dell does not provide Win7 drivers for it. I have been wanting to upgrade anyway, as the cost for cartridges for most of the printing I do was way too high.

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This would certainly make sense.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 24, 2011 5:10 AM PDT
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Thank you for the link.
by dlutter / April 24, 2011 8:56 AM PDT

I tried to search the forum for an answer to my question prior to posting but obviously I missed that one. Thanks again.

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Typically, IMO go with...
by Willy / April 24, 2011 10:54 PM PDT

If you have a clear understanding of your printing needs rather than desires, buy the printer(s) that best benefit you in the long run. IMHO, many don't need color for day-to-day printing especially in draft mode of simple text, that's where laser shine, plus being quick at it. Color is best for presentation or final output if needed. If you decide too heavily on cost alone, that may hinder you if your needs expand or want more than what's offered. Your wish for an AIO maybe better served by a plain color printer since what a AIO is more than printing alone, so decide which you want. I think w/o too much doubt having the mono-laser, even a cheap one would suffice for typical needs as your stated. Though, you may want to review toner costs.

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There you go being logical again....
by dlutter / April 25, 2011 7:40 AM PDT

I started leaning toward not getting a color printer after I posted on Sun. Now on to checking toner costs! Thanks.

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