Multifunction Printers Features Comparison
Budget multifunction printers can print, scan, and copy, and a handful of low-cost models also include fax support. Wireless capability is pretty much standard in the budget multifunction printer market, meaning all the computers in your household should be able to access the machine. Still, insist on a USB 2.0 port, as well -- it comes in handy if there's a glitch in the wireless connection. Most budget multifunction printers feature a flatbed design that only copies or scans one item at a time, but a few boast auto document feed, which can handle multiple items for scanning or copying without your involvement. The footprint of these devices is relatively compact, so you should be able to find an unobtrusive home for whichever model you choose.
|Epson Stylus NX430 estimated price $70||Print/Copy/Scan||802.11b/g/n; USB 2.0||Flatbed; 100- sheet input tray||15.4 x 12 x 5.7; 9.3lbs|
|Brother MFC-J430W estimated price $60||Print/Copy/Scan/Fax||802.11b/g/n; USB 2.0||Sheet-fed (auto document feed); 100- sheet input tray||16 x 15 x 7; 19.8lbs|
|Canon Pixma MG5320 estimated price $100||Print/Copy/Scan||802.11b/g/n; USB 2.0||Flatbed; 2 x 150 sheet input trays||17.8 x 14.5 x 6.6; 18.3lbs|
|HP PhotoSmart 5510 estimated price $80||Print/Copy/Scan||802.11b/g/n; USB 2.0||Flatbed; 80- sheet input tray||17 x 12.8 x 5.75; 11lbs|