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Ideal Printer For Student


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#1 deanpcmad

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 10:38 AM

Hey,

I am a GCSE Student and I need to print coursework, etc off regulary. Is there a cheap printer that I can use with Vista and the ink is cheap.

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 10:50 AM

If you're mainly printing text, I'd say go with a laser printer. The cost per page is cheaper and the quality of the print job is much better. I have a Brother that was reasonble in cost and I love it
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Posted 05 December 2007 - 06:49 AM

I have a Brother Laser Printer also, the 2070N (N=network) and it is great. Thousands of printings with a single Toner cartridge. Cost me $149 with a $50 rebate.

Only restriction is that it is Black & White. I have an Epson for color printing.

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 09:10 AM

FWIW - the "Works with Windows Vista" (that's printed on many printer boxes) really means that you've got to download the Vista drivers from the manufacturer's website. They're not usually included on the CD's that they supply with the printer.
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Posted 06 December 2007 - 10:00 AM

The Brother 2070N loaded into my Vista laptop like butter. With XP, it was necessary to install using the CD but Vista found it out on my home network and had the drivers already.

I'm certain that is not the case for all printers. I guess I got lucky though.

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 10:00 AM

Thanks for the suggestions.

I have gone for the Canon Pixma iP1800 because of the cheapness (if thats a word!) of it and because of how cheap the replacement ink cartridges/refills are.

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