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Need Excellent Multifunction Printer for < than $300; WIFI??

by tennisboynyc / December 10, 2007 12:54 AM PST

Hello--I am looking for an excellent multifunction (print scan fax copy) printer that is ideally wifi compatible for less than $300...Does this exist? I was thinking of the HP Officejet Pro L7680 All-in-One but it does not have WiFi. Even still, is this a good printer? I've read mixed reviews. Any help appreciated (wifi or not).

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Must it have wifi? For example...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 10, 2007 1:58 AM PST

If it had ethernet then I plug it into my router and it can be used by our wifi clients.


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help please
by tennisboynyc / December 10, 2007 8:28 AM PST

that is fine , too, it doesnt have to have wireless...

so whats the best multifunction out there?

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Best is determined by you.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 10, 2007 10:01 AM PST
In reply to: help please

My "best" selection can't match everyone else. Try listing the units that are available in your country and meet your price and feature list.


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I made some test prints and copies
by samkh / December 11, 2007 1:44 AM PST
In reply to: help please

on a L7780 and colors not saturated enough. Family members have same results. Also didn't like cartridge life and prices.

1. Must you have AIO? Best AIO are b&w laser. Better toner life and $/page.
2. Must you have color? Buy a photo or plain inkjet that is just "good enough".

Get both with networking.

Avoid color lasers unless you like changing multiple expensive toners.

Footprint of 2 instead of 1? Can't help it.

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Avoid HP Officejet 7600 series
by dpjarvis25 / March 15, 2008 2:56 AM PDT

These printers have flaws in manufacture and software. You will find it almost impossible to set up, and after getting it to work, it will fail, fail, and fail again! It also will give you strange error notices about non-existent paper jams, empty ink cartridges, empty paper trays, etc. It's loud, shakes a lot, and the quality of color image printing is poor. There's no way you will get a vivid image. Everything looks washed out, no matter the paper you use. Moreover, when printing on photo paper, too many times areas of the photo come out smeared from the printer.

What's worse, since installing the printer drivers, MacAfee is constantly crashing, my word processor (MS Word) also crashes when printing pictures, and the printer drivers for other printers have been corrupted. I'm sure there's a great all-in-one printer out there, but I'm also sure it's not manufactured by HP.

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