Your request for small & basic makes me wonder:
How small ... H x W x D in inches ?
How basic ?
What price range?
As for portability, I'm not sure if you mean Battery Power
take it with you anywhere like you would the Laptop or not.
There might be something that sorta folds up
around 20-30 sheets of paper.
I don't know.
it might be expensive,
if it were
What I use is inexpensive.
If you only use B & W you'll only need to replace the Black Ink cartridge.
(about $30.00 each time)
It is a multi, meaning that you can operate it as a copier,
with the PC turned off, too.
Or scan instead of print.
The fax part of it I never use.
Two things make it cheap.
1. The particular model is sold in high volume,
both as the model number I'll mention
) and as a Dell package multi
(I'm not sure now of it's exact model number, but it is the same)
2. Others made are faster, higher quality color images,
hold more paper, etc. It isn't outstanding at anything,
but it is rated highly in Consumer Reports articles (mid 2003)
Was 150.00 then, now it's down to 130.00 I think.
Can been seen at Target Stores.
Or google search.
It's not tiny, seems about a "normal size".
Comes with software including things you can use or delete,
in addition to basic drivers.
It works consistantly.
I'm curious about alternatives, though.
Edited by phawgg, 12 March 2005 - 11:55 AM.