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Recommendation for new basic printer

by monica 211 / March 23, 2016 5:44 PM PDT

I have had HP printers for years and they stink. What is a good basic printer for a reasonable price. It has to work with Vista and Windows 7. I just need something that is reliable and not expensive and do not need a multi function. Thoughts please?

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A few thoughts.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 24, 2016 7:54 AM PDT

The problem is that with mass production the costs of a multifunction has fallen. So I just go with the top 5 at Amazon and I'm done.

If you want reliable, you may want to get a black and white laser printer. These run about 99 bucks today and last for years with low cost of ownership and rarely a multifunction. It's also what I consider a basic printer and not expensive per page.

1. Inkjets. http://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Electronics-Computer-Printers/zgbs/electronics/172635 Nod to the MX922
2. Lasers. http://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Office-Products-Laser-Computer-Printers/zgbs/office-products/172648 stick to the top 10.

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A few thoughts
by monica 211 / March 24, 2016 8:58 AM PDT
In reply to: A few thoughts.

Thanks R,

Which brand do you think, is the best?
I had mentioned that I do not need a multi-functional,in order to give the most information.
There are times when I do not print for a while, but I would like my printer to work when I do,
It seems HPs are very tempermental and noisy!

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I'm brand agnostic.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 24, 2016 9:03 AM PDT
In reply to: A few thoughts

In this case if it does not print for weeks you want to get a laser. Inkjets, all I know of do not like to be unused for weeks.

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