All in one printer, scanner etc

  [DELETED] 13:36 16 Sep 2003

Hi all,

I am thinking of getting one of these printers, does any have one of these and do they do everything as good as theseperate items? Is it worth buying all the items seperate or going for one of these all in one jobs??

  [DELETED] 14:01 16 Sep 2003

Bear in mind that these items are complex mechanical devices and therefore prone to failure.

If you have an all in one system, if one part goes wrong you are without any of them.

  [DELETED] 14:16 16 Sep 2003

I've had a HP PSC 750 for over a year now. I'm very pleased with it and as an allrounder it is ideal. It's now been replaced by a better model too!

A warning though. Check out cartridge prices before buying. If you do a lot of photocopying it can get very expensive.


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  [DELETED] 15:40 16 Sep 2003

Cheers - just what i was looking for to send to my sister....

  [DELETED] 17:02 16 Sep 2003

look at the Lexmark x1150 as well. Its in Dixons at the moment for £70, and the specs are good, and if you look around the web you won't find a bad review on it. I ordered myself one this week actually, although it hasn't arrived yet so i can't give you a personal opinion

  spuds 19:22 16 Sep 2003

I have an HP590 OfficeJet, which is about 5 years old now,and still working strong. Decided that I would put the HP590 into semi retirement, and purchased a Lexmark X85 for £108.95 [these are selling for £69.99 at Aldi and PCW now].Had a few problems with this machine,nothing major, and have now disposed of this, and changed it for the Lexmark X5150.The X5150 can be purchased from PCW [£129.99] Comet [£119.99] or Comet On-Line [£109.99]. At the present btime, a promotional offer is on, with the Lexmark X5150. There is a voucher cash back offer of £20.00 on the above prices.

Going back on your original question. I am well satisfied with the 4in1's. But before purchase, just check the prices of cartridge replacements.I use compatibles and refills.

  The Paul 10:33 17 Sep 2003

I've been an HP user for as long as I can recall. I recently, though, purchased an Epson CX5200. Its a 3in1 as I dont need fax.

It uses 4 cartridges (Black Cyan Yellow Magenta). As it doesnt result in me throwing away half full colour cartridges as I do with my HP930C it will cost me less to run.

As for build quality, I am really pleased with this aspect of it. Apart from the initial paper pick up action (which is very loud) the rest is great. PC World had it for £149.99. Spec is great too.

  spuds 23:26 17 Sep 2003

I see that you have ticked resolved. Did we answer your question. Nothing like a bit of feedback (;o)

  [DELETED] 20:25 21 Sep 2003

I've been using the HP d145 for nine months and it's a real workhorse.

Cartridges are slightly pricey but the new carts are "now with more ink!!" as it says on the packet. However, I use 'Inksaver' software and it prints excellent quality at half the cost, approximately, anyway.

  dagbladet 19:59 22 Sep 2003

Kinger, can you tell me more about inksaving software.

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