Shopping for a new printer

Since I have start the gadgets shopping season I will continue to show you some buy gadgets tips.

The best way to inform yourself before buying a new gadget is to read some product reviews, the best reviews will be found on specialized blogs.

I’m thinking of buying a new printer so the first thing I did was to read some Printer Reviews.

I don’t want something to fancy and expensive. A simple printer will be just fine.

I have put together a top of 3 printers that I liked, but before buying one I would like your opinion, just leave a comment to this post and say which one do you advise me to get.

Hewlett Packard Photosmart D7160 InkJet Printer


The Hewlett Packard Photosmart D7160 InkJet Printer has been ranked at 87 points.

It is an inkjet printer with a speed of 32 pages per minute (black) and 31 pages per minute (color). Max Resolution (BW) 1200 x 1200 dpi, Max Resolution (Color) 4800 x 1200 dpi.

It can print photos without a PC.

Price Range: $66-$162.

LaserJet 1020 Printer


The LaserJet 1020 Printer has a 86 Wiserank.

The printer speed is 15 ppm black.

Max Resolution (BW) is 600 x 600 dpi.

Price Range: $94-$180.

Canon PIXMA iP4300 InkJet Photo Printer


The Canon PIXMA iP4300 has a 85 Wiserank. The printing speeds are 30 pages per minute (black) and 24 pages per minute (color).

Max Resolution 600 x 600 dpi BW and 9600 x 2400 dpi Color.

It has direct printing capability(print photos without a PC) and a special feature: borderless printing.

My primary choice is the Pixma.

What do you advise me to get?

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  1. Check the prices of the replacement ink also.

  2. Wow, nice printer

  3. Is this a touchscreen LCD on the top ?

  4. Why is the picture the same for printers one and three???
    Are they the same printer???
    If so, buy the one that costs less.

  5. That’s not the ip4300. I have an ip4300 and it doesn’t come with an lcd display. Excellent printer though!

  6. Also the printer pictured has HP on the front.

  7. HP is Excellent printer.

  8. Jim @ Gadgets Ireland

    I got a HP Photosmart D7160 a while back really nice printer but the replacement ink can be expensive

  9. sounds very resonable price i need a new printer might have a shopping trip online,

  10. This looks good but I need a cheap printer (all in one) mainly for scanning purpose and casual printing (text only). Can you suggest any model?

  11. very good printer
    very nice
    solves most of the purposes

  12. To give the best advice – I would need to know what type of documents you would be printing most of:-
    1. High Quality Photos
    2. General b&w print outs, like reports/invoices.

  13. The HP 1020 is an excellent printer. I have one and really like the fact that it uses a very small footprint on my desk. One problem though is that it doesn’t have any drivers for Macintosh. Besides that I’m really impressed with how well it works with my Windows PC.

  14. Hi,

    I have had an HP Laserjet 6L for about five years now, and I have never had a problem with it. It just keeps on working time after time and the best thing I like the most is the low cost for a replacement cartridge.

    I would buy a cheap printer for doing color prints for photos etc. and buy a laser as well for regular duty because of the lower cost for cartridges for lasers as opposed to color cartridges. I hardly replace my laser cartridge more than once every two years. I also pay for photo prints online as I don’t want the hassle of the lack of reliability with color printers.

  15. I just bought this Hewlett Packard Photosmart D7160 InkJet Printer yesterday and I’ve been running tests on it all day, i would say its Easy to use. Easy install. Good price. Economical to run – cheap ink.

  16. Electronic Gadgets Nut

    I am with George Jr, the Hewlett Packard Photosmart D7160 InkJet Printer is a good choice.

    I am curious, what did you end up getting?

  17. I’ve used the Canon model before and it does a great job. The print output is excellent.

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