Need a spare printer for the den? A cheap inkjet the kids can use to print their pictures? Something affordable for a cash-strapped student?
Buy.com has the Lexmark Z2300 color inkjet printer for $29.99 shipped. It's about as entry-level and no-frills as printers get, but if you have light printing needs, it should get the job done.
The dual-cartridge Z2300 promises 22 pages-per-minute (ppm) for black output and 16 ppm for color. It can produce borderless photos as large as 8.5 x 11 inches, and it supports 6-color printing (if you replace the black cartridge with an optional "photo ink" one).
Bundled Lexmark software affords basic photo editing, while a "Web toolbar" lets you print exactly the parts of a Web page you want.
Now for a couple caveats. First, the required USB cable is not included. (Here's a 6-footer for $2.79 shipped.) Second, the Z2300 comes with only a tri-color ink cartridge, so you'll have to pony up extra if you want a black one (Lexmark 14 or 14A). These start at around $21, though you can get a refill kit for as low as $9. (That's assuming you have a cartridge to refill, of course.)
Before you get too riled up about the ink, remember that all inkjet printers use pricey cartridges--so you might as well get the best deal you can on the printer itself.
And, again, the Z2300 is not for people who do heavy-duty printing. It's for folks who need to print a school paper here, a few photos there, and so on. And for that crowd, $29.99 is an awfully tough deal to beat. (Disagree? Give me what-for in the comments.)
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