Students have gotten so savvy about how they use their personal technology. What the product was originally intended for is not necessarily what the product will be used for. With this in mind picking which inkjet is the best printer for student or school use should be tempered with the fact that just basic affordable printers are being discussed.
Be careful what you ask for
Marketers can be a sneaky bunch. Just because they say that an inkjet printer does this or that does not necessarily mean that it does what YOU think that means. Don’t take their word for it. Where possible hit the Best Buy or wherever and try to see the hardcopy before you buy. The better price will mean very little if the printer does not do what you want it to do.
As mentioned before everybody looking for a printer for student use has a different need. Judging from what is being sold, however, multi-function affordable printers are what most are looking for. The College Buying Guide lists multi-function affordable printers as the top three choices for affordable printers.
HP Photosmart C7180 color printer is the top choice by this site. Affordability is in the eye of the beholder, with a price tag ranging from $300-400, but the unit does come off as fairly efficient with a user rating of 6.5. CNET editors gave a 6.8 rating.
HP Office Jet Pro L7680 is a printer for student use that may be of interest. It is also a multi-function unit. It is rated as second in the CNET rankings but it does appear a bit large for student use. Perhaps if advanced course work dictates a higher printing needs the printers size and cost $300-500 can be justified. This does appear to be agreed upon as its user rating is a scant 5.5 user rating out of ten. CNET editors gave it an 8.2 rating of 10 so perhaps a student that is in grad school may be a better target user.
The Cannon Pixma MP830 may be a good compromise in affordable printers. Its cost starts to get down into the reality of what a student can realistically afford on a budget. An average $160-333 price tag from over 30 online stores makes this unit look good from the start. Its rating isn’t too shabby at 6.6 out of 10 by users and 7.2 by editors.
This Article is written by John C Arkin.
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